DA NANG ― A Monkey Party will be held at Hon Lao Island, known as Monkey Island, 2.4km off the coast of Nha Trang on Wednesday, June 5.
The event is being held to mark national Sea and Island week. It will the first such party for the 1,200 monkeys that inhabit the island.
"From a few hundred monkeys in 1991, we have bred the number up to 1,200 monkeys," Nhieu said. ‘For the party, we have prepared trays of fruit and a stage for music and dance performances from 8am.
"We want to send a message that environmental protection pays off," she said.
The 35ha island hosts around 1,000 tourist a day. A fleet of 17 power boats and three speed boats will be standing by for the 10-minute trip to the island at a cost of VND70,000 (US$3.30) return each.
The island is also an ideal place for camping with tents along beaches and bungalows. ― VNS