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Bảo Thy (born in June 2, 1988) is a Vietnamese Pop singer who sings and releases music through the internet. In 2006, she took part in the “Thập Đại Mỹ Nhân (Top ten beatiful girls)” competition of gameonline and placed in the Top 10. #BaoThy #VietNam #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/11/bao-thy/

Vietnamese pop singer Bao Thy - Google Search. I love this vest top!

Yuzana (Burmese: ယုဇန, pronounced: [jṵzəna̰]; born Yuzana Myint Ngwe) is a female Burmese pop singer. Her parents are songwriter Myint Ngwe (Hinthada) and singer Tin Tin Aye. Yuzana first entered the music industry with the band 102.7. In February 2008, she married an Australian national, Thein Htaik Aung. Her brother Phyo Gyi is also a Burmese singer. #Yuzana #Myanmar #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/02/yuzana/

Ưng Hoàng Phúc was born on August 18, 1981 in An Giang. He was a member of the all mael group "1088," but became a solo act in 2002. #UngHoangPhuc #VietNam #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/02/ung-hoang-phuc/

The Analog Girl (aka Mei Wong) is a Singaporean musician, who sounds like a wispy Shirley Manson flying through space with a Tenori-on. Despite her overseas success, Wong is most proud of Singapore’s local music scene. “We have several local music compilations from the 1990s to the 2000s to be proud of from +65 Indie Underground. -CNN Travel More #TheAnalogGirl #Singapore #SEASongoftheWeek info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/02/analog-girl/

The Ngũ Cung Rock Band (Pentatonic) was established to contribute to the Progressive-Hard Rock market, aiming at becoming THE most famous progressive rock band in Viet Nam and beyond. #NguCung #VietNam #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/03/ngu-cung-viet-nam/

Originally the lead singer with the band Endorphine, Da and her band released their first album Prik in 2004, with hit single “Puan Sa Nit” topping many radio charts in Thailand. #DaEndorphine #Thailand #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen http://www.cseashawaii.org/2012/09/da-endorphine/

Preap Sovath (ព្រាប សុវត្ថិ) born February 27, 1972, in Kandal, Cambodia, is a cambodian/khmer pop singer. Sovath started his singing career in 1992. He records for Rasmey Hang Meas (RHM), generally regarded as Cambodia’s most progressive recording label. Apart from being a singer, Preap Sovath is also an actor, restaurant owner and owner of a wedding boutique. #PreapSovath #Cambodia #SEASongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2013/04/preap-sovath/

Phạm Quỳnh Anh is a Vietnamese pop singer. In 2006 she embarked on her solo singing career with her single "Không Đau Vì Quá Đau," which became her first big hit. #PhamQuynhAnh #VietNam #SongoftheWeek For more info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/04/pham-quynh-anh/ Photo credit: xalo.vn/news/tl/Khoanh-khac-dep-rang-ngoi-cua-me-tre-Pham-Quynh-Anh/0-0-1-20-928805.htm

Harem Belle is a Thai band playing Alternative Pop Rock. Listen to “From the word “Love” and check out other music by this quirky, unconventional, up and coming band from Thailand. #HaremBelle #Thailand #SongoftheWeek More info/listen: http://www.cseashawaii.org/2014/03/harem-belle/

Aspidistrafly is a Singaporean music duo of April Lee and Ricks Ang. Their music is described as: ambient folk with guitar-based drone, subtle electronics, and various sound assemblages. #Aspidistrafly #Singapore #SongoftheWeek For more info/listen: www.cseashawaii.org/2014/04/aspidistrafly/ Photo credit: hanoise.com/tag/aspidistrafly/

Hồ Chí Minh; 19 May 1890 – 2 September 1969, born Nguyễn Sinh Cung and also known as Nguyễn Tất Thành and Nguyễn Ái Quốc, was a Vietnamese Communist revolutionary leader who was prime minister and president of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ho_Chi_Minh

This is the incredible story of Bao Luong, Vietnam’s first female political prisoner. In 1927, when she was just 18, Bao Luong left her village home to join Ho Chi Minh’s Revolutionary Youth League and fight both for national independence and for women’s equality. A year later, she became embroiled in the Barbier Street murder, a crime in which unruly passion was mixed with revolutionary ardor.

A dancing #robot from #Vietnam, from the article "Vietnam's dance robots introduced at CES 2013" More info: http://ht.ly/gNENa

In this important new study, Charles Keith explores the complex position of the Catholic Church in modern Vietnamese history. By demonstrating how French colonial rule allowed for the transformation of Catholic missions in Vietnam into broad and powerful economic and institutional structures, Keith discovers the ways race defined ecclesiastical and cultural prestige and control of resources and institutional authority.

From an intriguing photo series of the #fashion show scene in Viet Nam. See all the shots here: http://luceoimages.com/2013/03/vietnam-fashion/

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24 hours in pictures

Tet Nguyen Dan, 19 January - 20 February, Vietnam