On November 3, the Tan Son Nhat Airport in HCM City welcomed tens of contestants from Kazakhstan, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Bulgaria, Brazil, Belgium, Hungary, Italy, Finland, the Netherlands, Denmark, China, Costa Rica, Peru, Canada, etc.
On November 4 morning, they took a tour in HCM City. on November 5, they will move to Vung Tau city to take part in the first activities of the pageant, including: visiting the historical cemetery of Ba Ria – Vung Tau, the Minh Dam military base, the statue of heroine Vo Thi Sau, the local school for hearing impaired kids and some sport activities.
The opening ceremony will be held at the Imperial Hotel, Vung Tau city on November 7 evening. To welcome contestants, the hotel has opened a sandy painting exhibition by artisan Y Lan and a photo exhibition featuring Vietnamese women in the 20th century.