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Couleurs d’Asie Opens
Hoi An-based photographer Réhahn unveiled his gallery, Couleurs d’Asie by Réhahn – Saigon, this month on historic 151/7 Dong Khoi, D1. The space features some of Réhahn’s most well-known pieces and is divided into two rooms: one with special focus on photographs from Vietnam, while the second presents his “Limited Edition” Fine Art photography and photographs from other countries such as Malaysia, India and Cuba, where he has visited it 12 times in the past 10 years. The gallery is open daily from 7:30 am to 10:30 pm and admission is free. For more, visit Facebook: Couleurs.dAsie.Saigon.
New European-style gallery opens in the Yellow City
Bridget March, an English painter and writer, who has been working in Vietnam for nearly five years, has opened a new gallery in Hoi An called March Gallery (www.marchgallery-hoian.com). Bridget’s watercolors, drawings, etchings and paintings have been sold successfully at solo exhibitions throughout Vietnam and have featured in international exhibitions in Hong Kong and Singapore since she first moved to Asia in 2012. She is also the author of two books A Week in Hoi An and A Summer in Sapa. Her book about Saigon will follow soon. Apart from Bridget’s wide range of artwork, you will also find work by Dutch contemporary artist Marjon Barton and by internationally renowned Japanese lacquer artist Saeko Ando. The central display of inexpensive prints and books is on a 150-year-old family bed that belongs to the house. The gallery is in the heart of the old French Quarter in one of the old streets of Hoi An known as the ‘Rue des Arts’ because of the number of creative businesses that are gathering there.
Hanoi/Halong Cruise-and-Stay Aboard Heritage Line’s Violet
This summer, Heritage Line is offering “A Bay Discovery” package including one night at the legendary Hanoi Sofitel Metropole, round-trip transfers to Halong Bay and three nights in a Junior Suite or Suite (ROH) for USD1,129 per person aboard the Violet, a graceful, luxurious junk that captures all the charms of old French Indochina. Cruising also means paying one price upfront and having all your entrance fees and taxes taken care of, and includes English-speaking guide, welcome cocktail, 9 meals, all-day free flow of soft drinks, mineral water, coffee, juice and free flow of local beer and house wine by the glass during lunch and dinner, 60-minute spa treatment per guest and cruise, one bottle of sparkling wine per cabin on arrival, and more! Spend your days cruising the gorgeous emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and visiting islands, caves and fishing villages, while on the ship, enjoy cooking classes, Tai Chi, squid fishing and more. There are four sailings between the end of June and the end of August. To reserve, email: [email protected].