Phu My Hung flower fest opens in HCMC

Friday, Feb 09, 2018 17:58

Visitors emjoy the Phu My Hung Spring Flower Festival 2018. The festival opens in HCM City until 20 February. — VNS Photo Thu Ngan

The 2018 Phu My Hung spring flower festival opened on February 9 at Phu My Hung City Centre in HCM City’s District 7, with an opening ceremony on Crescent Lake.

To go on until February 20, the festival this year is expected to attract millions of visitors from the city and neighbouring provinces.

With the theme of “River in Spring”, this year’s festival will feature life along rivers.

Phu My Hung Development Corporation said the festival this year has been inspired by the culture and features of Nhà Bè waterfront and the south of HCM City where its Phu My Hung City Centre is situated.

On an area of 7ha on the Crescent Lake, the festival will re-create life on rivers, especially olden days in the Nha Be County.

The company said there are many advantages that would help achieve this inspiring concept because the Phu My Hung City Centre is situated on the waterfront of ancient Nha Be, which is surrounded by many rivers and has many natural ponds.

The festival this year will be divided intro four parts called Spring Road, Spring Wharf, Spring Garden and Spring Contribution.

Nha Be will feature in Spring Wharf.

In this area, artists will install raft houses, boats and barges to re-create the story of Thu Hoang, a person who built rafts to create a station for passing traders. That was also the origin of the Nha Be area.

Walking on Spring Road, visitors can enjoy the amazing Rain Garden, a beautiful and romantic work of creativity.

Visitors can take an umbrella and walk in the ‘rain’ to enjoy the spring feeling and take photos.

Unlike previous years this year the Spring Garden will not be in an isolated area but will be connected to Spring Road through Starlight Bridge.

This year the event will have a large space with 250 booths selling flowers and ornamental trees. Another 80 booths will sell local specialities.

Phú Mỹ Hưng said it had earlier organised an ornamental flower competition with many prizes awarded including for wild flowers and orchids.

For the first time a competition for Phu My Hung residents for growing potted trees and flowers was held.

The first prize was won by Vu Thi Van Dung.

A photo contest will be held in collaboration with the Sai Gon Post and Telecommunications with prizes for the best family photo and best photos of women and children. Information about the contest can be found in the Duong Xuan Phu My Hung Spring Flower Fair fanpage. — VNS

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