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When visiting Huynh Huu Loc’s woodennbsp;house in the early morning, you can see a Buddha statue in a mysterious dark-blue colour preserved solemnly at the centre of the house.

An Giang man collects old driftwood sculptures

A collection of over 50 large-sized artworks sculpted from driftwood collected from the Tien River is owned by Mr. Phan Van Khanh, 32, from My Luong town in An Giang province.

Vietnam’s art posters in 1950s kept in New South Wales library

A collection of Vietnamese art posters from the 1950s has been preserved in the State Library of New South Wales in Australia.

Palaeontology museum unearths Central Highlands history

Hoang Thanh in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak's Buon Ma Thuot city cautiously cleans rocks while surrounded by thousands of fossilised snails, molluscs and wood. All of them date back hundreds of millions of years.

A time-consuming but appealing hobby

 VietNamNet Bridge – It is 9 a.m. and the middle-aged Ngoc Quy rides his motorcycle around a stretch of Ba Thang Hai Street in District 11 of HCMC. He wears casual jeans, boots and a cowboy hat,

Entrepreneur shatters pottery-collecting record

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City resident Dinh Cong Tuong has amassed the largest collection of Vietnamese pottery in the country. Do Van reports.

The harmony of white and black in Cong Tri’s new collection

 VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese fashion designer Nguyen Cong Tri hosted his seventh solo fashion show “No. 7 – Thank you Saigon” at the Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel on November 1.

Weekend antique market in Hanoi

 VietNamNet Bridge – This market opens every Saturday morning for those who love old things.

Vietnamese designer introduces new collections in Japan

 VietNamNet Bridge – Famous fashion designer Thuan Viet this month will bring three ao dai collections to five cities of Japan.

Latest collections in Fashion and passion July

The "Fashion and passion" show took place last week in HCM City. The show introduced the latest collections of five designers: Vu Thu Phuong, Ha Nhat Tien, Giao Linh, Nguyen Quang Minh and Anna Vo.

500 antique lamps presented to Quang Nam

Young collector Le Cong Anh Duc in HCM City died before realizing his dream of establishing a private museum. His family presented a collection of nearly 500 ancient lamps to Dien Ban District Museum, Quang Nam province.

Hoang Hai to showcase his designs in London

 VietNamNet Bridge – Fashion designer Hoang Hai has been invited to the "Vietnam Open Festival 2013" in the UK. He will introduce the collection entitled "Hanoi - London" at this event.

Hoang Minh Ha is the winner of Project Runway

 VietNamNet Bridge - Hoang Minh Ha defeated his two rivals to win the championship title of the “Project Runway Vietnam” television fashion show, first season, which closed on June 16.

Another record for Vietnamese Ao dai

The ao dai collection by designer Tuan Hai has been honored as a Vietnam record at the Nha Trang Sea Festival 2013. The 99 ao dai are made by Vietnamese silk, decorated with oil paintings featuring famous landscapes of Vietnam.

British newspaper praises Cong Tri’s close-to-nature designs

 VietNamNet Bridge – British newspaper – The Independent – wrote that Vietnamese fashion designers Cong Tri has helped change the face of contemporary fashion in Vietnam in the past 10 years.

Vietnam turning Chinese refuse tip?

Chinese toxic products have been flooding the Vietnamese market for the last many years. However, the problem has become more serious, more alarming, because they are undermining the national economy and harming Vietnamese people.

Vietnamese consumers distracted with dirty beef imports and Chinese grapes

Over 10 tons of Australian dirty beef imports have penetrated the domestic market. Chinese grapes have been selling as Ninh Thuan brand grapes. Consumers have been told to become smarter, or they would buy dirty food.

Precious Buddhist statues stand test of time

 Da Nang monk Thich Tu Nghiem has amassed a dazzling collection of over 200 Buddhist statues made from wood, silver, brass and even ox horn. Now he plans to hold an exhibition at his pagoda to pass on the treasures to future generations. 

Chinese merchants flock to Vietnam to collect farm produce

Vietnamese farmers have learnt lessons from doing business with Chinese.

Nameless plants also collected by Chinese merchants

Many areas in the northern provinces have become stripped bare with plants plucked to be sold to Chinese merchants who have been collecting nearly all kinds of plants in Vietnam.