Introducing Vietnamese Culture to Western Australians

The Lotus Light event aims to showcase and promote Vietnamese culture to the local community in Western Australia.

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Introducing Vietnamese Culture to Western Australians
The main attraction of the event was a fashion showcase by young designer Tran Phuong Hoa, featuring ao dai and evening gown collections.

As part of the activities commemorating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Australia, the Consulate General of Vietnam in Perth, in collaboration with VTV3-Vietnam Television and Eleven S, organized the “Lotus Light” event on December 3 at Winthrop Hall, University of Western Australia. The event aimed to promote Vietnamese culture and strengthen ties between Vietnam and the people of Western Australia.

The event received support from the University of Western Australia, Tourism Western Australia, and the WA Investment and Trade.

Introducing Vietnamese Culture to Western Australians
Various dignitaries attended the event.

The “Lotus Light” event attracted nearly 400 guests, including the Mayor of Cockburn City, Deputy Director General of the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation of Western Australia, representatives from Western Australian Tourism, Investment and Trade, and Consular Delegation in Western Australia.

The event also welcomed members of the business community involved in tourism and fashion, professors from universities, and the Vietnamese community residing in Western Australia.

Guests had the opportunity to explore booths showcasing Vietnamese tourism and cuisine. They learned about popular tourist destinations in Vietnam and received information about the upcoming direct flight between Perth and Ho Chi Minh City by Vietjet and Vietnam Airlines. Additionally, they sampled Vietnamese coffee and experienced the unique tea culture, guided by tea master Ngo Thi Thanh Tam.

One of the highlights of the event was a fashion show by young designer Tran Phuong Hoa, featuring ao dai and evening gown collections that showcased the cultural connection and friendship between Vietnam and Australia.

Introducing Vietnamese Culture to Western Australians
Fashion show by young designer Tran Phuong Hoa.

Professor Jennifer Howell, Vice Rector in charge of international cooperation at the University of Western Australia, praised the significance of the program. She believed that it provided a valuable opportunity for cultural exchange and expressed the University’s commitment to fostering mutual understanding between the two nations.

Introducing Vietnamese Culture to Western Australians
Consul General Nguyen Thanh Ha presenting a commemorative souvenir for 50 years of diplomatic relations.

During the event, Consul General Nguyen Thanh Ha awarded a logo commemorating 50 years of diplomatic relations and expressed his gratitude to Western Australian partners for their support throughout the commemorative activities.

The “Lotus Light” event aims to introduce and promote Vietnamese culture within the Western Australian community, fostering opportunities for cooperation in trade, investment, education, tourism, cultural exchange, and people-to-people connections.

Rosie Nguyen