A new set of four stamps depicting dragonflies was recently issued by the Viet Nam Post Corporation.
HA NOI —
The four different species of dragonflies featured on the stamps are found on Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang.
Two were discovered during a Viet Nam Wildlife at Risk trip in 2007. Before the discovery, the species, lyriothemis mortoni and rhyothemis obsolescens, had never been seen in Viet Nam.
The stamps will support diversified biological research in Viet Nam, thus contributing to wildlife preservation.
HOI AN — Construction of a cultural park that honours the traditional job of clay formation has kicked off in Hoi An, in the central province of Quang Nam.
HCM City-based Nha Viet Corp invested in the 6,500sq.m park which features a clay museum, an open-air exhibition, a venue for clay making demonstrations, and a creative camp.
Located within the Thanh Ha clay village, the park will preserve the value of the local handicraft products as well as make an interesting tourism spot.
The VND18 billion (US$900,000) construction is expected to be completed within the next two years.
HA NOI — The TOSY spinning top has been certificated by Guinness World Records as the longest running mechanical spinning top with a duration of 24hr 35min 15sec.
The toy was created and produced by Vietnamese firm TOSY Robotics JSC. It was presented in Nuremberg, Germany, in February at the International Toy Fair.
An illuminated version of the toy with a running duration of four hours, suitable for most children, will be released worldwide in August.
A magnet stick can be used to control the top. — VNS