Illustration photo. (Photo: VNA)

Singapore (VNA) – The ASEAN Gala Night 2015, an annual event aimed at promoting ASEAN culture and strengthening solidarity, connectivity and integration in the region, was held on November 27 by ASEAN missions in Singapore at the Indonesian Embassy.

The diversity of ASEAN culture and traditional cuisine of ASEAN member countries were featured at the event.

Vietnamese traditional dishes such as Pho, rice noodle with broth, and Nem or spring rolls drew special interest of participants.

A Trong Com (rice drum) dance performance by Vietnamese women living in Singapore was also a focus at the event.

Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Nguyen Tien Minh said that the gala was an important event as the ASEAN leaders recently signed a declaration on the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community at the end of this year.

The gala night was initiated by the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore in 2010.-VNA