They are displaying fine art handicrafts, jewelleries, horn-, bone -and paper-made items, stuffed animals, wool toys, and rice paintings.
Among the participating businesses, Thien Thuong Trading Company Limited attended the show last year and it has since received Singaporean orders worth nearly SGD200,000.
Vuong Sinh Soai, a Thien Thuong representative, said that the company’s hand-made wooden boats have been exported to the US and Europe, and through the fair, Thien Thuong wants to reach out to wider Asian markets, especially Singapore and Hong Kong.
Coming to the fair, Ban Tay Viet (Vietnamese Hands) Company is marketing rice paintings which have received great attention from foreign businesses.
Rohana Rahman, a Malaysian manager of a handicraft network in many European countries, said she was impressed with the idea of making paintings from rice.
Finland’s HEF Group director Jyri Jarock said he likes Vietnamese rice paintings.
They both promised to contact the Vietnamese company to place orders.
The fair has attracted businesses from more than 30 countries and territories, including Australia, Germany, Italia, the US, Britain, the Republic of Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam.