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Primate party to boost tourism drive

Update: May, 29/2013 - 11:40

DA NANG (VNS)— A Monkey Party will be held at Hon Lao Island, known as Monkey Island, 2.4km off the coast of Nha Trang, next Wednesday.

The event is being held to mark the national Sea and Island Week. It will be the first such party for the 1,200 monkeys that inhabit the island.

A local official said the number of the monkeys was only a few hundred in 1991, adding: "We want to send a message that environmental protection pays off."

The 35ha island hosts around 1,000 tourist a day. A fleet of 17 power boats and three speed boats will serve visitors with the 10-minute trips to the island at a cost of VND70,000 (US$3.30) for a return ticket.

The island is also an ideal place for camping with tents along beaches and bungalows.-VNS

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