Southeast Asia in focus at Ethnology Museum

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To mark International Children’s Day on June 1, the Vietnam Ethnology Museum in Hanoi will host ‘Get Acquainted with Southeast Asia’ on Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29, 2011.

The program is a chance for Vietnamese and Asian children in the capital to introduce their own nation’s culture via activities, games and toys.

These activities help children to identify and appreciate the differences between the cultures of Southeast Asian countries.

Children will perform many kinds of ethnic dances such as Tari pendet of Indonesia and Laos panpipe shows. Songs from Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam will be performed, along with a fashion show featuring costumes of Brunei, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Cambodia, Laos, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Kids will play folk games from different nations and they’ll be taught how to make flower toys, grasshoppers or fish from leaves, animals with wrapping paper and paper fans.

Children will also learn about Asian flags, currencies and cultural heritages at the museum in Nguyen Van Huyen Road, Cau Giay District.
(Source: SGT