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Sai Gon streetlife booklets published

Update: July, 30/2011 - 08:20

HCM CITY — Three booklets on HCM City's streetlife have just been released by the Writer's Association Publishing House and Phuong Nam Book.

The booklets, titled Sai Gon Sau Man Bui (Sai Gon Behind the Screen of Dust), Hem Pho Thong Ra The Gioi (Small Lane Opening to the World) and Ngon Vi Nho (Delicious Food as It is Remembered), cover the city's streetlife, with simple foods, cafes, shops and a popular lane where residents of a Cambodian origin settled in the 1970s.

An English version of the set will be available by the end of this year.

Members of the public can also contribute to the booklets with their thoughts on the city. Contributions should be sent to 496 Nguyen Thi Minh Khai Street, District 3, HCM City or via email to

Ancient burial site found in central region

HA TINH — A burial site dating back to around the 16th-17th century has been discovered in the central province of Ha Tinh's Loc Ha District.

Two coffins, still intact, and made of black wood carved from tree trunks, were unearthed while local people were digging an irrigation canal.

Inside the coffins, scientists found two fine ceramic jars in white measuring 40cm by 25cm and weighing 3kg, and two ceramic bowls with Chinese characters on the base.

The jars have been identified as 15th century and the bowls as of 16th century origin.

Photograph of singers, musician win award

HA NOI — A black and white photo of two veteran ca tru singers and a musician by journalist Tran Viet Van was awarded first prize at a recent photography contest on Viet Nam's world heritage.

The photo, along with 15 others, will be exhibited at Da Nang's Fine Arts Museum between August 30 and September 6 and Ha Noi's Exhibition House between October 10 and 17.

During the course of the competition, more than 2,000 photos were submitted.

Vietnamese, S Korean youth discuss climate change

HA NOI — Vietnamese and South Korean students yesterday held a meeting in Ha Noi to exchange and share experiences in fighting climate change in the two countries.

Through music, games and presentations, the meeting was aimed at creating a network among Vietnamese and South Korean youths who are called the Green Generation. On the occasion, the young people also had the chance to facilitate cultural exchange.

The Green Generation network connects youth organisations and individuals who share climate concerns and are willing to learn and take action for a sustainable way of life. — VNS

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