Last Updated: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 02:00:00
Phi and Dai are being treated for serious injuries
A burglar killed a boy and severely injured his mother and brother after breaking into a house in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, and made away with 150 gm of gold Tuesday.
According to the police, the thief broke into the house of Nguyen Thi Phi, 32, in Ganh Dau Commune, Phu Quoc District, at around 2 a.m. when she and her sons Nguyen Viet Cuong, 10, and Nguyen Chi Dai, 7, were sleeping.
Her husband was away on a fishing trip, they said.
After being discovered, the thief stabbed the three and they passed out. Phi regained consciousness at around 5 a.m. and called her sister-in-law, who then called the police.
The three were rushed to hospital but Cuong was died on arrival.
Phi and Dai are being treated for serious injuries.
The police said the thief took away gold jewelry.
They are investigating
The An Dinh Palace in Vietnam’s former imperial capital of Hue will be transformed with new tourism services next year.
According to Phan Thanh Hai, director of the Hue Heritage Preservation Center, the La Residence Hotel has surveyed the sight and approved plans for high-end tourism facilities at the former imperial palace.
The tourism package will open Khai Tuong Lau, the major area and chief architectural draw of An Dinh palace, for tourists to view the living place of Emperor Bao Dai’s family. Service will give the tourists a chance to observe the daily royal lifestyle of the emperor as well as his wife, mother and children. Some valuable antique items from the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum will be exhibited in the restored space.
Parts of the palace will also be transformed into space for cultural exhibitions recalling the history of Hue. Antique collectors and fine art collectors, as well as photographers, will be invited to exhibit in the spaces. The hope is to attract the local community, especially students.
The An Dinh Palace is a typical Nguyen Dynasty residence built in the early 20th century. The palace, located on the bank of the An Cuu River and outside Hue’s major citadel, was used by Emperor Khai Dinh before it was conferred on Vinh Thuy Crown Prince who then became Bao Dai, the last king of the Nguyen Dynasty as well as Vietnam’s feudal system.
The place was also where Bao Dai and his family lived after 1945. After 1975, it was donated to the revolutionary government.
In recent years, the lack of preservation has seen the palace fall into disrepair.
Saigon to celebrate lantern festival at tallest tower
Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012 10:40:00
A week-long lantern display at Ho Chi Minh City’s tallest building will showcase the work of local amateur and professional artists in…