The Mekong Delta province of Đồng Tháp held a special event from April 27 to April 29 to introduce its specialties at The Garden Mall, District 5, HCMC.
It was officially launched by the Đồng Tháp People's Committee, in collaboration with the Signature Vietnam Company.
The event brings together many businesses and craft villages, showcasing the many special commodities of Đồng Tháp province. The opening ceremony was attended by Đồng Tháp and HCM City authorities, and attracted thousands of people from the city.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Châu Hồng Phúc, Vice Chairman of Đồng Tháp People's Committee, said: “Through this programme, we look forward to introducing the characteristics of Đồng Tháp and its people. Hopefully, this will also be an attractive and meaningful destination for the holidays on the occasion of the country's Reunification Day (April 30) and Labour Day (May 1).”
Customers had the opportunity to explore typical agricultural products of Đồng Tháp, such as rice, lotus, honey, Cao Lãnh mango and Lai Vung tangerine. Products of many craft villages were also featured, such as Tân Quy Đông flowers, Sa Đéc powder and Định Yên straw mats. Visitors can experience and understand the lifestyle of the local people and the traditional cultural values of Đồng Tháp, also known as the Pink Lotus Land.
On the third floor of The Garden Mall, a Đồng Tháp Specialties Buffet was available at Cocochin Food Court, attracting many visitors. Each of the dishes costs only VND30,000 (US$1.3), including sweets, chewy sponge cakes, đúc cakes, trôi cakes, tangerines, jackfruits, mangoes, and lotus milk.
In addition to the display of products, the event was also a chance for the people of the city to experience a variety of cultural colors through special art performances such as amateur music, luxuriant night performances and country music performed by artistes of Đồng Tháp province and Théatre de Cholon.
Talking about the programme, Hồ Xuân Dũng, Director of Signature Vietnam Company said: “This is the first event in a series of activities where The Garden Mall will work in conjunction with various provinces, in order to introduce their regional characteristics to people in and out the city. Moreover, we hope the programme will be a bridge for enterprises in Đồng Tháp and HCM City to meet and exchange ideas and experiences, promoting trade between economic regions.”