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Mui Ne dune shot wins world’s best fun photo contest

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A picture of children playing with old motorcycle tires has won an international photo competition about people having a good time. 

Children here are poor, they are not familiar with modern electronic devices like the children in the city. They work hard but theyre always happy, and their joy comes even with simple games, Tran Tuan Viet said about his photo taken at a dune in southern Binh Thuan Province, which is the winner of #Fun2020 photo competition organized by Agora, a platform for global photographers. Tran plans to donate the $1,000 prize money to support the Covid-19 fight in Vietnam. Photo by Agora/trantuanviet.

Speaking about his photo taken at a dune in Mui Ne Town of the central province of Binh Thuan, Tran Tuan Viet, the winner of the #Fun2020 photo competition organized by Agora, a platform for global photographers, says: “The children here are poor, they are not familiar with modern electronic devices like children in the city. They work hard but are always happy, and get joy even from simple games.”  He plans to donate the $1,000 prize money to support the Covid-19 fight in Vietnam. Photo by Agora/trantuanviet.

The list of 50 finalist featured several photos taken in Vietnam. This photo, Hello Vietnam, was taken by Andy Lam, saying the time you enjoy wasting and having fun is not wasted time. Photo by Agora/andylam.

The list of 50 finalists featured several photos taken in Vietnam. The above photo, “Hello Vietnam”, was taken by Andy Lam, who says the time you enjoy having fun is not wasted time.The global community of photographers in Agora were asked what fun means to them, and they shot the most cheerful photographs they could to remind people about happiness. Photo by Agora/andylam.

Dream football is the moment of children playing football on a harvested field in southern Tay Ninh Province. Photo by Agora/tuan1368.

“Dream Football” in which children play football on a harvested field in the southern Tay Ninh Province. Photo by Agora/tuan1368.

Shot of local children wearing traditional clothes in the Lunar New Year Break in northern Moc Chau Province is also in the top 50 finalists. Photo by Agora/nguyenvuphuoc.

This shot of children in traditional clothes during the Lunar New Year holidays in the northern Moc Chau Province was also among the 50 finalists. Photo by Agora/nguyenvuphuoc

Moment of children in southern Ninh Thuan province flying a kite is one of the best photo in the competition. Photo by Agora/phamhuytrung.

Children in the central province of Ninh Thuan fly a kite is what was one of the best photos entered in the contest. Photo by Agora/phamhuytrung.

Although hes more than 90 years old, hes still in great shape. I pictured him just before he went to get water in the nearby river, Tuan Ngoc said about his photo of a man in Buon Ma Thuat Town in the Central Highlands. Photo by Agora/tuanngocphoto.

Tuan Ngoc says about his photo of a man in Buon Ma Thuot Town in the Central Highlands: “Though he is more than 90 years old, he is still in great shape. I pictured him just before he went to get water from a nearby river.” Photo by Agora/tuanngocphoto.

The Central Highlands Gong Festival, which usually takes place at the end of November to promote the region’s Gong culture, a UNESCO-recognized heritage. Photo by Agora/phamchiconghp.

The Central Highlands’ Gong Festival, celebrated at the end of November every year to promote the region’s gong culture, a UNESCO-recognized heritage. Photo by Agora/phamchiconghp.

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Vietnam’s youth union to plant 20mn trees in 2023

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The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the largest organization of young people in Vietnam, will plant 20 million trees this year, said first secretary of the Central Committee of the union Bui Quang Huy.

The Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union on Saturday cooperated with the Party Committee and the People’s Committee of Hoa Binh Province in northern Vietnam to launch the Tet tree planting movement.

At the launching ceremony, Huy informed that young people nationwide would plant 1.9 million trees on the day. In Hoa Binh alone, young people planted 30,000 trees.

This is the first step to realize the target of planting 100 million trees in 2022 – 27, heading toward the prime minister’s plan to cultivate 100 million trees.

Huy also asked each young person to plant, take care of, and protect at least a tree in their workplaces, schools, and residences.

He required the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union at all levels to come up with solutions to apply technology and digital transformation to counting and managing trees.

Speaking at the ceremony, chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Do Van Chien said the 13th Party Central Committee required effectively adapting to climate change; preventing, controlling, and easing the impact of natural disasters and diseases; managing, exploiting, and using natural resources in an appropriate, economical, efficient, and sustainable manner; considering the protection of the living environment and public health as the top priority; scrapping projects causing environmental pollution; protecting biodiversity and ecosystems; and developing a green and circular economy.

He highly evaluated the role of young people in achieving these targets.

The annual Tet tree planting movement has become more practical and effective, Chien added.

A young girl in Hoa Binh Province plants trees in response to the Tet tree planting movement. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

A young girl in Hoa Binh Province plants trees in response to the Tet tree planting movement. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

First secretary of the Central Committee of the union Bui Quang Huy speaks at the launching ceremony of the Tet tree planting movement. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

First secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Bui Quang Huy speaks at the launching ceremony of the Tet tree planting movement. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

In Hoa Binh Province, young people and members of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union plant 30,000 trees. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

In Hoa Binh Province, young people and members of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union planted 30,000 trees. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

This land lot in Cao Phong District, Hoa Binh Province will be covered with green soon. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

This land lot in Cao Phong District, Hoa Binh Province will be covered with greenery soon. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Within the framework of the Tet tree planting movement, the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union awarded over VND11.7 billion (US$498,641) to Hoa Binh Province to alleviate poverty, install lighting systems, and build houses, playgroundsm, and toilets for children.

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The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, the largest organization of young people in Vietnam, will plant 20 million trees this year, said first secretary of the Central Committee of the union Bui Quang Huy.

The Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union on Saturday cooperated with the Party Committee and the People’s Committee of Hoa Binh Province in northern Vietnam to launch the Tet tree planting movement.

At the launching ceremony, Huy informed that young people nationwide would plant 1.9 million trees on the day. In Hoa Binh alone, young people planted 30,000 trees.

This is the first step to realize the target of planting 100 million trees in 2022 – 27, heading toward the prime minister’s plan to cultivate 100 million trees.

Huy also asked each young person to plant, take care of, and protect at least a tree in their workplaces, schools, and residences.

He required the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union at all levels to come up with solutions to apply technology and digital transformation to counting and managing trees.

Speaking at the ceremony, chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee Do Van Chien said the 13th Party Central Committee required effectively adapting to climate change; preventing, controlling, and easing the impact of natural disasters and diseases; managing, exploiting, and using natural resources in an appropriate, economical, efficient, and sustainable manner; considering the protection of the living environment and public health as the top priority; scrapping projects causing environmental pollution; protecting biodiversity and ecosystems; and developing a green and circular economy.

He highly evaluated the role of young people in achieving these targets.

The annual Tet tree planting movement has become more practical and effective, Chien added.

A young girl in Hoa Binh Province plants trees in response to the Tet tree planting movement. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

A young girl in Hoa Binh Province plants trees in response to the Tet tree planting movement. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

First secretary of the Central Committee of the union Bui Quang Huy speaks at the launching ceremony of the Tet tree planting movement. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

First secretary of the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Bui Quang Huy speaks at the launching ceremony of the Tet tree planting movement. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

In Hoa Binh Province, young people and members of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union plant 30,000 trees. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

In Hoa Binh Province, young people and members of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union planted 30,000 trees. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

This land lot in Cao Phong District, Hoa Binh Province will be covered with green soon. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

This land lot in Cao Phong District, Hoa Binh Province will be covered with greenery soon. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Within the framework of the Tet tree planting movement, the Central Committee of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union awarded over VND11.7 billion (US$498,641) to Hoa Binh Province to alleviate poverty, install lighting systems, and build houses, playgroundsm, and toilets for children.

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Two Vietnamese-American actors nominated for Oscar 2023

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The 2023 Oscar nomination list has honored two Vietnamese-born actors, Quan Ke Huy and Hong Chau, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday evening (local time).  

Quan Ke Huy, also known as Jonathan Ke Quan, 52, won the Best Supporting Actor nomination for a movie in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ which has so far gained 11 Oscar nominations, marking a milestone for the representation of Asia in the world’s film industry.

The movie is a 2022 American absurdist comedy-drama film written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.

In the film, Quan Ke Huy successfully plays Waymond Wang, the gentle and quirky husband of the female lead Evelyn Quan played by Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng, a Malaysian actress.

Born in a Chinese-Vietnamese family in 1971 in Saigon, the old name of Ho Chi Minh City, Huy and his relatives left Vietnam for the U.S. to settle down there when he was seven.

Huy has been known for appearing in the second episode of the Indiana Jones series – one of the very famous movie franchises in the 1980s in Hollywood.

On January 11, Huy won the gold trophy at the 80th Golden Globe Awards in California (the U.S.) also as the best supporting actor, surpassing even American actor Brad Pitt.

Meanwhile, the nomination for the Best Supporting Actress went to Hong Chau, a 43-year-old Vietnamese-American actress, for her role in the film ‘The Whale.’

Vietnamese-American actress Hong Chau. Photo: Amwy
Vietnamese-American actress Hong Chau. Photo: Amwy

Chau grew up in New Orleans, the U.S., and studied film & television at Boston University before pursuing an acting career.

The actress started her artistic career in 2006 and participated in various works such as Driveways, American Woman, Watchmen, and Homecoming, among others.

Her performance in the movie ‘The Whale’ with Brendan Fraser, an American-Canadian actor, received positive feedback from experts and audiences. 

The movie is a 2022 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Samuel D. Hunter, based on his 2012 play of the same name.

She left a strong impression in the audience when she transforms into a nurse, also a friend trying to save the life of her obese friend, played by Brendan Fraser, or at least keep his life stable.

In 2017, Hong Chau was expected by many to be nominated for the Golden Globe Award for her supporting role in the well-known movie ‘Downsizing,’ but she suddenly was not named at the last minute.

As making up for her, Chau was honored by Variety magazine in the list of 10 Actresses to Watch in the same year.

The 95th Oscar award ceremony will take place in Hollywood, Los Angeles, the U.S., on March 12.

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The 2023 Oscar nomination list has honored two Vietnamese-born actors, Quan Ke Huy and Hong Chau, the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday evening (local time).  

Quan Ke Huy, also known as Jonathan Ke Quan, 52, won the Best Supporting Actor nomination for a movie in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ which has so far gained 11 Oscar nominations, marking a milestone for the representation of Asia in the world’s film industry.

The movie is a 2022 American absurdist comedy-drama film written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert.

In the film, Quan Ke Huy successfully plays Waymond Wang, the gentle and quirky husband of the female lead Evelyn Quan played by Michelle Yeoh Choo Kheng, a Malaysian actress.

Born in a Chinese-Vietnamese family in 1971 in Saigon, the old name of Ho Chi Minh City, Huy and his relatives left Vietnam for the U.S. to settle down there when he was seven.

Huy has been known for appearing in the second episode of the Indiana Jones series – one of the very famous movie franchises in the 1980s in Hollywood.

On January 11, Huy won the gold trophy at the 80th Golden Globe Awards in California (the U.S.) also as the best supporting actor, surpassing even American actor Brad Pitt.

Meanwhile, the nomination for the Best Supporting Actress went to Hong Chau, a 43-year-old Vietnamese-American actress, for her role in the film ‘The Whale.’

Vietnamese-American actress Hong Chau. Photo: Amwy
Vietnamese-American actress Hong Chau. Photo: Amwy

Chau grew up in New Orleans, the U.S., and studied film & television at Boston University before pursuing an acting career.

The actress started her artistic career in 2006 and participated in various works such as Driveways, American Woman, Watchmen, and Homecoming, among others.

Her performance in the movie ‘The Whale’ with Brendan Fraser, an American-Canadian actor, received positive feedback from experts and audiences. 

The movie is a 2022 American psychological drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky and written by Samuel D. Hunter, based on his 2012 play of the same name.

She left a strong impression in the audience when she transforms into a nurse, also a friend trying to save the life of her obese friend, played by Brendan Fraser, or at least keep his life stable.

In 2017, Hong Chau was expected by many to be nominated for the Golden Globe Award for her supporting role in the well-known movie ‘Downsizing,’ but she suddenly was not named at the last minute.

As making up for her, Chau was honored by Variety magazine in the list of 10 Actresses to Watch in the same year.

The 95th Oscar award ceremony will take place in Hollywood, Los Angeles, the U.S., on March 12.

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Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa welcomes 431,800 visitors during Tet holiday

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Vietnam’s south-central Khanh Hoa Province, home to the popular Nha Trang beach city, welcomed about 431,800 visitors from January 21 to 24, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.

Among them, 151,800 visitors, including 11,300 international and 140,500 domestic visitors, stayed at local accommodation establishments, up 231.76 percent year on year.

The occupancy rate of accommodation facilities is about 77.45 percent.

From January 21 to 24, an average of 35 domestic flights and 15 international flights arrived at Cam Ranh International Airports in Khanh Hoa Province.

Chinese tourists arrive in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, January 23, 2022. Photo: Thuc Nghi / Tuoi Tre

Chinese tourists arrive in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, January 23, 2022. Photo: Thuc Nghi / Tuoi Tre

Aside from international tourists from South Korea, Russia, and Kazakhstan, Khanh Hoa welcomed visitors from China on charters flights operated by Vietjet Air.

About 15 trains also arrived in the province on a daily basis during this period.

Due to the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, about 100 accommodation establishments with over 6,000 rooms, mostly small-scale, temporarily shut down during this year’s Lunar New Year holiday.

Tourists ride kayaks at Hoa Lan Island in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Photo: Thuc Nghi / Tuoi Tre

Tourists ride kayaks at Hoa Lan Island in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Photo: Thuc Nghi / Tuoi Tre

On Tuesday, the third day of the 2023 lunar year, about 3,900 tourists, 85 percent of whom were international visitors, came to the Nha Trang tourist wharf for trips to islands within Nha Trang Bay, said Tran Van Phu, head of the tourist wharf management unit.

Visitors mainly went on tours to visit Mun Islet, Tam Islet, and Coral Bay, Phu elaborated.

According to Tran Minh Duc, deputy director of Long Phu Tourism JSC, tours to islands in Nha Trang could not reach the full potential due to the rainy and cold weather on the first days of the Lunar New Year.

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Vietnam’s south-central Khanh Hoa Province, home to the popular Nha Trang beach city, welcomed about 431,800 visitors from January 21 to 24, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.

Among them, 151,800 visitors, including 11,300 international and 140,500 domestic visitors, stayed at local accommodation establishments, up 231.76 percent year on year.

The occupancy rate of accommodation facilities is about 77.45 percent.

From January 21 to 24, an average of 35 domestic flights and 15 international flights arrived at Cam Ranh International Airports in Khanh Hoa Province.

Chinese tourists arrive in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, January 23, 2022. Photo: Thuc Nghi / Tuoi Tre

Chinese tourists arrive in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam, January 23, 2022. Photo: Thuc Nghi / Tuoi Tre

Aside from international tourists from South Korea, Russia, and Kazakhstan, Khanh Hoa welcomed visitors from China on charters flights operated by Vietjet Air.

About 15 trains also arrived in the province on a daily basis during this period.

Due to the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, about 100 accommodation establishments with over 6,000 rooms, mostly small-scale, temporarily shut down during this year’s Lunar New Year holiday.

Tourists ride kayaks at Hoa Lan Island in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Photo: Thuc Nghi / Tuoi Tre

Tourists ride kayaks at Hoa Lan Island in Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Photo: Thuc Nghi / Tuoi Tre

On Tuesday, the third day of the 2023 lunar year, about 3,900 tourists, 85 percent of whom were international visitors, came to the Nha Trang tourist wharf for trips to islands within Nha Trang Bay, said Tran Van Phu, head of the tourist wharf management unit.

Visitors mainly went on tours to visit Mun Islet, Tam Islet, and Coral Bay, Phu elaborated.

According to Tran Minh Duc, deputy director of Long Phu Tourism JSC, tours to islands in Nha Trang could not reach the full potential due to the rainy and cold weather on the first days of the Lunar New Year.

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