TGIF. Thank God it’s Friday, right? Here are the remarkable stories of this week.
Come one, come all to the British Fair on September 19, where the culture of people who brought Harry Potter to the world will present some aspects of their culture to Mongolia. There won’t be any admission fee, but there will be exhibitions, free food, and lots of merriment. The venue is Ulaanbaatar National Park and companies to attend include Rio Tinto, British School of Ulaanbaatar, Oxford Business Group and Gradon Architecture.
American Days Expo
Looks like the Americans are either competing or collaborating with the Brits, because there’s also the American Days Expo on September 19-20 at Misheel Expo. This fair promises products, services, special deals and giveaways. Companies to be there include Ayanchin Outfitters, Microsoft Mongolia, Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and Pizza Hut.
Smells Sounds like free food.
Kublai Khan’s 800th Birthday
Guess whose birthday is on September 23? It’s Kublai Khan’s, the founder of the Yuan Empire and host to Marco Polo. The government has been organizing exhibitions and book releases to raise awareness of the Khagan, and on September 23, there will be an orchestra concert at Chinggis Square and a deel festival. His friend Marco Polo’s birthday was September 15.
Vocational Skills – Success Factor Expo
Or maybe you’re looking for work. Then the government is organizing a vocational skills-related expo on September 18 in front of Tusgaar Togtnolyn Ordon. There is a competition of skills among hairstylists, chefs, tailors, and several other professionals. Also, the organizers will help job seekers find employment during the exhibition.
Best Cattle Expo
You should know that every autumn, residents of major cities in Mongolia buy cheap vegetable produce from the Autumn Days Expo. While this is not coming until next week, this year the organizers are expanding it with an actual livestock expo on September 18-20 at Yarmagyn Denj. Herders will be showcasing their top bred animals there for auction, competition, sales, and so on.
Earthquake in Khovd province
There was a 4.8 magnitude earthquake in Altai soum of Khovd Province on September 13. The center of the tremor was 108 km southwest of the soum center. We better be prepared if things like this happen. It’s time to buy candles and get out of the city.
For previous week’s news, click here.
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