New Zealand night market features ASEAN culture
Update: Mar 16, 2015
The Vietnamese Embassy in New Zealand set up pavilions featuring various products such as fine arts, handicrafts, and traditional cuisines at the ASEAN Southeast Asian Night Market in Wellington on March 13-14.
An overview of the night market

The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, for the first time, sent a dancing troupe to perform at the event, which was held in celebration of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between ASEAN-New Zealand, and Viet Nam-New Zealand.

All ASEAN member states brought to the market special Southeast Asian dishes, traditional art performances, and non-stop entertainment.

Mayor of Wellington Celia Brown described the event as an occasion for New Zealand friends to understand better about the country, people and culture of ASEAN nations, and thus enhancing the people-to-people exchange.

The biennial event is organised by the Asia-New Zealand Foundation, the Wellington City Council, and the embassies of ASEAN countries in New Zealand.