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HCM City's sister donates books

Update: July, 02/2009 - 00:00

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HCM City’s sister donates books

HCM CITY — HCM City General Sciences Library received on Tuesday its first delivery of 100 books out of the 1,000 donated by San Francisco – HCM City Sister Cities Committee.

The books are in the cultural, economic, technical, scientific, environmental and investment genres, and will continue to be transferred to the library until the end of this year.

George G Saxton, San Francisco – HCM City Sister cities Committee’s managing director, led the delegation handing over the books. He said San Francisco would continue to support HCM City’s library.

Binh Dinh launches traditional arts club

BINH DINH — A new club has opened for ethusiasts of tuong (classic drama), folk song – bai choi (typical singing genre from the central region) and martial arts. Members include instructors, performers, artists and musicians.

The club says it is helping develop and preserve the cultural character of the region, as tuong, bai choi and martial arts are Binh Dinh’s intangible cultural speciality.

It is also hoped the club will also attract more tourists to the region.

As well as performances ordered by tourism firms, the club also trains art talents to create art groups and clubs for tourists.

Diep competes in beauty pageant

HA NOI — Miss Sea 2007 Vu Hoang Diep is officially arriving in Urumqi (China) today to represent Viet Nam at Miss International Beauty 2009 over July 4-28.

Diep is now a model of PL Model Agency which nominated her to participate in the contest. She was born in 1987. Her vital statistics are: 84-60-90, 1.74m and 48kg.

Make-up artist Vinh GP will be present in China to support Diep. Her clothing is sponsored by Son Collection and Thuan Viet Fashion Ltd Company.

The contest includes 120 beauties from 120 countries and territories. Images and information about Diep have been uploaded on the official website of the contest — VNS

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