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Wildlife rescue center receives four wallabies

The Saigon Times

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The Hoang Lien Wildlife Rescue, Conservation and Development Center in the northern province of Lao Cai has received non-native wallabies that were left behind by smugglers on their way to cross the border illegally.

La Van Toi, director of the center, told the Dan Tri news site on November 16 that the center had completed the procedures to take in the four wallabies from the Forest Protection Department of Thach An District.

“Currently, the four wallabies, including three male and one female, are in good health,” he said. This wallaby species is not indigenous to Vietnam and is not on the list of endangered or rare species.

After being sent to the wildlife center, the four wallabies will be raised in a spacious area of around 200 square meters. Their food consists mainly of vegetables, fruits, and leaves.

From November 8 to 11, the authorities and residents of Thach An District, Cao Bang Province, found four wallabies that were dropped along the Vietnam-China border by smugglers.

Largest leather shoe in Vietnam

A giant leather shoe garnered significant interest from visitors at the Vietnam Craft Village Conservation and Development Festival 2023, held at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi from November 9 to 12.

This product belongs to the Leather and Shoe Research Institute under the management of the Ministry of Industry and Trade. It was made by artisan Nguyen Van Khuong and his colleagues for ten months, according to the Mekong ASEAN news site.

Measuring four meters in length, one meter in height, and 1.39 meters in width, this shoe claims the title of the largest in Vietnam and the second- largest globally, trailing only the football shoe in Qatar. It boasts an eye-catching design with meticulously crafted details.

The record for the largest leather shoe in Vietnam is not only a well-deserved recognition for the artisans but also plays a crucial role in promoting and introducing the quality and creative capabilities of the Vietnamese leather and footwear industry.

Offering free lodgings for flood victims

Seeing the heavy flood in Hue City (Thua Thien Hue Province) affect quite a few people, Tran Thi Hoai and Nguyen Thi Diep Thuy, owners of two homestay facilities in the imperial city, informed their guests to cancel reservations and decided to arrange their vacant rooms as temporary shelters for flood victims.

On November 15, Thuy and Hoai announced on social media to receive flood victims, especially students, to stay at all the 10 rooms in their two homestay facilities free of charge. On that day, they welcomed 31 flood victims, most of them are students of some universities in Hue. They also welcomed neighbors whose houses were flooded, and some tourists who were stranded in the city because of the unexpected flood. Two or three flood victims were arranged to stay in a room. The homestay owners even prepared dinner gratis for their guests.

Hoai and Thuy told vnexpress.net that they would continue offering free lodgings for those in need until the flood receded.

The first art street of Dalat

On November 14, the people’s committees of Ward 1 and Ward 2 of Dalat City (Lam Dong Province), and Stop and Go Art Space launched an art street on Ly Tu Trong Street in the heart of Dalat City.

Themed City of Arts, the first exhibition led by artist Phan Quang on the art street is a combination of photography, sculpture, painting and installation exhibitions to celebrate the 130 years of establishment and development of Dalat City (1893-2023). There will also be music performances, fashion shows, and exhibitions on 3D paintings, fire pen images, and sand paintings, and talk shows and exchanges with artists.

Aside from Phan Quang, the project has the participation of other artists, namely Nguyen Nhu Huy, Nguyen The Son, Nguyen Tran Uu Dam, Ly Hoang Long, Thinh Le, Dang Van Thong, Le Dang Ninh, Pham Thai Binh, and Ly Bich Ngoc.

According to nld.com.vn, the City of Arts exhibition will be officially opened on November 22 on the art street of Ly Tu Trong and will last until May next year.

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