Posts Tagged ‘ Khmer ’

More assistance needed to help Khmer people

June 14, 2009
More assistance needed to help Khmer people

LookAtVietnam – The Office of the Central Party Committee on Friday held a seminar to propose measures for anti-poverty targets in the Mekong Delta. Devout Khmer people build many pagodas in the Mekong delta. In order to restore Pagodas, Khmers need the Government’s assistance.LookAtVietnam – The Office of the Central Party Committee on Friday held a [...]

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IT buff invents Khmer language program

June 10, 2009
IT buff invents Khmer language program

Chau Bunh Khuon is using his IT skills to write programs which enable others to easily follow the Khmer language.LookAtVietnam – Chau Bunh Khuon is a computer engineer, despite never graduating from a university or taking a professional training course.Nevertheless, he is known and loved for his inventions, creativity in IT field and for the [...]

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Festival plans ways to celebrate Khmer culture

June 2, 2009
Festival plans ways to celebrate Khmer culture

LookAtVietnam – Researchers have discussed measures to preserve and develop traditional cultural activities at the Ooc Om Boc Festival of the Khmer people in the southern province of Soc Trang. Speed racers: Female Ghe Ngo (long boat) racing, part of the Ooc Om Boc Festival, often attracts thousands of people from Soc Trang and surrounding [...]

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Farmer-sculptor working to preserve Khmer art

May 26, 2009
Farmer-sculptor working to preserve Khmer art

LookAtVietnam – Sculptors have myriad ways of introducing new perspectives to lovers of the art, but few are as skilled as the self-taught Son Kinh. Back to his roots: Farmer and sculptor Son Kinh says his Khmer sculpture is wild and simple but also meaningful.“I’m simply a lover of Khmer sculpture,” said the 78-year-old farmer. [...]

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SOCIAL IN BRIEF 20/4

April 20, 2009
SOCIAL IN BRIEF 20/4

Farmers to receive interest-free loans; Thousands find jobs at career fair; 6th One Heart-One World programme raises over VND10 billion; Khmer ethnic people meet in Can Tho; Hai Phong and Japanese city link up Farmers to receive interest-free loansFarmers in the country will receive interest-free loans, the Government said on April 17. Farmers who need machines [...]

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Khmer performers pull out all the stops

April 14, 2009
Khmer performers pull out all the stops

LookAtVietnam – The Anh Binh Minh Traditional Art Troupe of the southern province Tra Vinh has lined up a range of shows to celebrate the Khmer New Year, Chol Chnam Thmay, from April 13 to 15. Traditional beauty: Performers from Anh Binh Minh Art Troupe offer a taste of Khmer tradition during the Chol Chnam [...]

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SOCIAL IN BRIEF 8/4

April 8, 2009
SOCIAL IN BRIEF 8/4

Bird flu stamped out in Soc Trang province; Khmer ethnic people to celebrate New Year in mid-April; Int’l charity funds clinics in Khanh Hoa province; Helmets do not protect motorcyclists from facial injuries; Vietnamese youths to join exchange programme in RoK Bird flu stamped out in Soc Trang province The chairman of the Soc Trang Provincial [...]

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ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 2/4

April 2, 2009
ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 2/4

Violinist Bui Cong Duy to perform in Hanoi; Khmer festival greets New Year; Ancient foundation unearthed in Hoi An; Vietnam attends Asian film week in Tanzania Violinist Bui Cong Duy to perform in Hanoi Violinist Bui Cong Duy will perform works composed by Tchaikovsky and Bach as part of the Giai Dieu Mua Xuan (Melody of [...]

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SOCIAL IN BRIEF 27/3

March 27, 2009
SOCIAL IN BRIEF 27/3

Germany funds water treatment project in Soc Trang; Medication safety program launched; More poor Khmer households connected to national electricity grid; Denmark helps improve mass media; Vocational training for rural workers Germany funds water treatment project in Soc Trang The second phase of a German-funded waste water and solid waste treatment project has been launched in [...]

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Chrorumchec – a festival worshipping the sea in Soc Trang

February 27, 2009
Chrorumchec – a festival worshipping the sea in Soc Trang

LookAtVietnam – Khmer people in the Mekong Delta have many year-round festivals, most of them featuring ethnic religion and culture, namely Chol Chnam Thmay, Dolta and Ok Om Bok. In Soc Trang Province’s Vinh Chau District, Chrorumchec, the festival to worship the sea, Local children perform pentatonic instruments in the Chrorumchec festival in Soc Trang.The [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...