Published: 06/03/2011 05:00



HCM City hosts
ASEAN Charming TV pageant

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Eighteen women television
personalities from ASEAN member countries are in HCM City for the second Duyen
Dang Truyen Hinh (Charming Television) contest that opens today, March 7.

The contest, began last year by HCM
City Television (HTV), aims to promote friendship among he member countries,
Huynh Van Nam, general director of HTV, said.

He also hoped the annual event
would make HCM City the gateway for the countries to exchange culture and

This year’s line-up again includes
editors, emcees, reporters, and performers from Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia,
Brunei, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Viet Nam.

The jury, comprising TV producers
and researchers from Viet Nam and the Philippines, will select the three best
contestants who will then have to field questions.

The pageant will be held at the HTV
Theatre and broadcast live on HTV9.

The visitors will be shown around
HCM City, the organisers said.

Women’s Day promotions at Vincom Center

To celebrate International
Women Day (March 8) Vincom Center in HCMC’s District 1 will hold the “For the
beloved half of the world” promotion featuring free gifts, discounts and
for women.

The center has arranged a flower square, live
violin performances and a living statue of a goddess every night from 7 p.m. to
8:30 p.m.

Lady shoppers stand to win random gifts like
cakes or photo frames. Spending VND1 million or more puts you in the draw to win
an instant gift. The total value of the lucky draw is VND350 million. Lucky
customers could win vouchers for free gym training, three entries to the
swimming pool, sauna, steambath and jacuzzi worth US$60 at the Vincharm Health
Club or vouchers for Vinpearl Games center.

March 8 will be a music-fashion show called Queen
Night featuring MC/supermodel Binh Minh, singers Ho Ngoc Ha, V-Music boyband,
models Huong Giang, Truong Thi May, Phung Ngoc Yen, Trang Tran, Ngoc Thach, Lan
Huong and Nhu Thao among others.

“The program is a tribute to all the women who
are our regular customers. We hope men will bring their beloved half to Vincom
Center come for shopping and
entertainment,” said Vu Tuyet Hang, director of the management board of Vincom
Center, in a statement.

VTV programme talks business
for global audience

Viet Nam Television’s is keeping
prospective international investors informed about the country’s economic
environment by broadcasting Insight Viet Nam, a 30-minute fortnightly talk show
for a global audience on VTV4.

The show, aired every other
Tuesday, seeks to tap leading business people’s practical experience and
knowledge of the market, Phi Nguyen, who hosts it, said.

They will speak about the
characteristics, prospects, opportunities, and challenges in the market and the
problems facing the country’s economy.

The first couple of shows focused
on an overview and they will now delve into specific industries like
advertising, real estate, and banking, Nguyen said.

The show is subtitled in Vietnamese
and can be streamed at and on social sites like Wordpress, Facebook,
Twitter, and Youtube.

Insight Viet Nam is a joint effort
by Viet Nam Television, Sai Gon Tiep Thi (Sai Gon Marketing) newspaper, and the
Sai Gon Media Company.

The next episode will be broadcast
at 6.15pm on Tuesday and rerun at 12.15am on the next day.

Construction begins on
Japan-style Zen resort

The Thang Long Xanh Investment
Company, an affiliate of Archi Group has launched Zen resort project, a
Japan-styled resort complex in Ha Noi.

Le Tuan Anh, director of the
company, said that the VND220 billion (US$10.6 million) project covers an area
of over 50ha in Yen Bai Commune, the outlying district of Ba Vi.

Zen resort will include a quiet zen
garden that surrounded by green trees from Japan, a swimming pool, a tennis
court, spa and entertainment areas.

Adjacent to Zen resort will be
about 90 villas that sit on the hillside.

The project is expected to go into
operation in the third quarter of 2013.


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