One thousand students and 100 artists gathered at the HCM City Youth Cultural House on Saturday to vote for Ha Long Bay as a new world natural wonder.
International students perform in a show held in Quang Ninh Province that called on people from around the world to vote for Ha Long Bay as a new natural wonder. Ha Long Bay is one of 28 candidates in the final round of voting. — VNS Photo Minh Duc
HCM CITY —
They sent text and online messages.
The newly nominated Viet Nam Tourism Ambassador, actress Ly Nha Ky, joined singers to belt out a newly composed song by Pham Dang Khuong that calls on people to vote for the bay.
"There are only 13 days left for voting. If Ha Long Bay is voted as a natural wonder of the world, Viet Nam's image and its tourism will be promoted. I hope people will do something meaningful for the nation," Ky said.
Several laptops have been installed at the cultural house for students and visitors to send in their votes. A photo exhibition is also on with some stunning photographs of the bay.
Since taking up the new job, Ky, the star of the popular TV soap Kieu Nu va Dai Gia (Beautiful Ladies and Wealthy Men), has taken part in several campaigns in Viet Nam and abroad to solicit votes.
She had begun by talking to students at Raffles School in HCM City.
She met more than 500 students at the Ha Noi Tourism College, and travelled to Hong kong to meet its Tourism Ambassador, singer-actress Joey Yung, to solicit votes in the region.
At a campaign in Manila, the Philippines, she urged Filipinos to vote for Ha Long by describing to them the bay's charm.
Ha Long Bay has entered the final round of voting involving 28 candidates for recognition as one of new seven natural wonders in the contest organised by the New Open World Corporation. — VNS