Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island

As Tet (Lunar New Year) comes near, locals and naval soldiers on Sinh Ton (Sin Cowe) island in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago gather to make traditional chung cakes.

Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island
Chung cakes on Sinh Ton islands are mostly wrapped in leaves of Indian-almond trees, a typical plant on the islands
Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island
Locals and naval soldiers gathering for wrapping Chung cake has become a tradition on the island that dates back to the days when transportation was limited
Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island
Chung cakes wrapped in Indian-almond leaves have a greener colour and a lightly bitter taste
Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island
The cakes have the typical taste of the Truong Sa archipelago that cannot be found elsewhere
Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island
A naval soldier on Sinh Ton island chooses Indian-almond leaves to wrap Chung cakes for Tet holiday
Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island
Dwellers and naval soldiers on Sinh Ton island
 
Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island
Sinh Ton Island is located in the centre of Truong Sa Archipelago
Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island
Residential area on Sinh Ton island in Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in Khanh Hoa province
Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island
Officers on Sinh Ton island review honour guards
Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island

Soldiers on Sinh Ton island on a break

Tet comes early in offshore Sinh Ton island

Sinh Ton island landmark in Truong Sa (Spratly archipelago)

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