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Young Mongolian brothers launch mobile game that “kills” coronavirus
Mongolian brothers in London, UK created a simulation mobile game with coronavirus killing missions during their quarantine time. L.Sansar, 11, and L.Ulziit, 9, named the game “2020 AR War” and put it on their website www.pixel-ed-gaming.com and App Store. AR stands for Augmented Reality. L.Sansar wrote the code while L.Ulziit provided graphic details. The brothers posted on their website “Lately, all schools were quarantined which meant we could not go to school. Because how we hate this virus for ruining many lives and how sneaky the virus is, because you can’t see it, we decided to make a game in augmented reality where you can exterminate the coronavirus. You just do not sit and play. In order to play effectively, you must actively move around to locating, firing, and eliminating the viruses, and dodge their incoming missiles.” They embedded a reminder in the game page to wash hands and they claimed that it makes them feel better for “at least doing something against the coronavirus.” Recently, Apple LLC announced that they are cracking down on apps related to the coronavirus outbreak that aren’t from recognized institutions like governments and hospitals. So the young game makers decided to change the app’s title to “AR War” from “We VS COVID-19”.
Don’t miss out Flower Moon this Thursday!
The next full moon is the beautiful May Flower Moon and it is expected to bloom this Thursday. In Ulaanbaatar, the Flower Moon is expected to peak at 6.45 p.m. on the night of May 7. During the New moon, the moon is positioned between the earth and the sun, and it appears to disappear from sight. But during the Full moon, the earth is between the moon and the sun, and the moon appears to be fully illuminated. NASA said, “To the sun, it’s always a full moon.” The May Full moon is popularly known as the Flower Moon, Hare Moon or Corn Planting Moon. The names meant to keep track of the time by reflecting seasonal changes in the landscape. The Flower Moon is said to be named after flowers blossoming at this time of the year.
The 31st National Book Festival kicked off at Sukhbaatar Square.
Under the motto “Let’s Read More” the book festival was held for three days. The festival was organized on a wider scale this year to promote public reading, enrich collections and inventories of being kept by libraries, support children’s and youth’s desire to learn and disseminate knowledge.
Soyombo’ exhibition brings 17th to 19th century art for view
Soyombo’ exhibition brings 17th to 19th century art for view The National Museum of Mongolia, in cooperation with collector B.Amarsanaa, is presenting a special exhibition entitled “Soyombo National Symbol of Mongolia” to promote, recognize and pass on Mongolia’s historical and cultural heritage to future generations. B.Amarsanaa’s collection accounts for 60 percent of the exhibition while the rest is made up of artifacts from the medieval collection of the museum.
STATE WITHOUT A SEAL Enthralling New Theatrical Drama
One-Time English Language Performance for the Expat Community and Visitors of Ulaanbaatar
Highway connects UB to Khushig Valley as new airport opens
Mongolian state – owned Khushig Valley Airport Company with Japan Airport Management LLC inked a concessional agreement for the joint management of the New Ulaanbaatar International Airport on July 5.
Special bus routes for Naadam
A total of 60 buses will operate in routes to Central Stadium , Khui Doloon Khudag and Dunjingarav for free of charge. Some 637 buses will run in 103 routes during Naadam festival this year.
Mongolia Hosts Asian Dinosaurs Symposium
The 4th International Symposium on Asian Dinosaurs 2019 was organized by the Institute of Paleontology and Geology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences for the first time on July 24 and 25.
President visits USA.
President Kh. Battulga is visiting the United States Donald Trump on July 29 to August 3. During this visit, President Kh. Battulga will hold a one-on –one meeting with Rresident of the United States Donald Trump on July 31 as well as an expanded bilateral meeting.
25 wild animals rescued from settlement
The Ulaanbaatar Environment Office is responsible for caring for injured wild animals which come into the city
TEMPORARY EXEMPTION FROM VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR CITIZENS OF SOME COUNTRIES TO VISIT MONGOLIA
In connection with the decision of the Government of Mongolia to declare 2023-2025 as the “Years to visit Mongolia”, the Cabinet has made a decision to temporarily exempt from visa requirements for the nationals of the following 34 countries, who are traveling to Mongolia for tourism purposes up to 30 days. This includes 32 developed European countries, Australia, and New Zealand, which lead the number of tourists visiting Mongolia. The decision, aimed to attract foreign tourists and facilitate travel conditions, was made at the meeting of the Cabinet on 4th of January, 2023 and will be effective until the end of 2025.
Total Foreign Trade Turnover Increased by USD 5.2 Billion
/MONTSAME/. In 2022, Mongolia traded with 160 countries from all over the world, and the total trade turnover reached USD 21.2 billion, of which exports were USD 12.5 billion and imports were USD 8.7 billion. The total foreign trade turnover increased by USD 5.2 (32.1%) billion, where exports increased by USD 3.3 (35.7%) billion and imports increased by USD 1.9 (27.2%) billion compared to the same period of the previous year. In December 2022, exports increased by USD 259.7 (22.9%) million and imports increased by USD 107.4 (14.8%) million compared to the previous month.
The Snow and Reindeer Festival to be held on February 27-28
/MONTSAME/. Khuvsgul aimag declared this year a “Year to Visit Khuvsgul” in order to develop sustainable tourism based on natural, historical, and cultural heritage. In the framework of this initiative, 11 special events are going to be held to increase the number of domestic and foreign tourists who visit the aimag.
MIAT Announces Special Tariff to Promote Winter Tourism
/MONTSAME/. MIAT Mongolian Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Mongolian Tourism Association today. Accordingly, foreign tourists coming to our country can get a flight ticket with a 30% discount.
U. Khurelsukh: IT companies be supported in all respect
The President complimented them for creating conditions for citizens to receive health and education services virtually and introducing electronic payment services, national data centers, and national geographic and language translation systems based on cloud systems.
Mongolia claims Bronze medal from FISU University World Cup 3×3 Basketball
The women`s Team from Mongolia`s Royal International University won a Bronze medal by overcoming a side from Iran`s Islamic Azad University 15-12 at the FISU 3x3 Basketball World Cup. The Mongolian 3x3 Basketball Association congratulated its female athletes and Mongolia's State honored coach S. Tulga and wished them great success.
Intellectual Intelligence Museum registered in “Guinness World Records 2023” book
The Intellectual Intelligence Museum of Mongolia is recorded in the new edition of the “Guinness World Records 2023” book and selected as the museum with the largest collection of chess sets in the world. The museum was established on August 13, 1990, and is the first private museum in Mongolia. A total of about 11,000 items including overall 5000 toys, puzzles, and games, and about 500 chess sets are on view. Some of them are crafted by the museum founder himself and some of them are collected from more than 130 countries.
“Visit Mongolia" application and www.mongoliatravel.guide website launched
The Government of Mongolia announced 2023 and 2024 as "The Years to Visit Mongolia" and approved the slogan "Welcome to Mongolia."
Ts. Battur paints the timeless beauty of women
Independent artist Ts. Battur is showcasing his fourth solo exhibition “Timeless” at 976 Art Gallery
Deer stones to be listed as world heritages
Mongolian archaeologists are working to register deer stone monuments from the Bronze Ages in the World Heritage List. Expert from the International Council on Monuments and Sites Toshio Hayashi visited Mongolia to carry out a technical assessment as part of the efforts to register deer stones.
800 Chinese cyber criminals deported
The police deported 800 Chinese citizens who are believed to have committed cybercrime in Ulaanbaatar on November 2. The Mongolian General Intelligence Agency, Criminal Police Department and Mongolian Immigration Office arrested 783 Chinese citizens as part of an anti-money laundering operation in Ulaanbaatar last Thursday.
Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi selects advisors for IPO
Erdenes Tavan Tolgoi JSC has selected Bank of America and Credit Suisse as advisors for its IPO launch at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The subsidiary of Erdenes Mongol plans to offer 30 percent of the company through an IPO next year to generate over one billion USD revenue.
Women’s 3X3 team qualifies for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
The Mongolian National women’s team in 3X3 basketball has qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Japan, the International Basketball Federation announced on November 1. This is the first time the national basketball team will represent Mongolia at the Olympic Games.
Mongolian team wins ice fishing tournament in Lake Baikal
The Baikal Open Tournament Ice Fishing (BOTIF-2020) was hosted nearby Lake Baikal in Russia from January 5 to 6, with a Mongolian team named “Friends” winning first place, earning 100,000 RUB in prize.
The Hu to perform in Europe
Mongolian Khunnu rock band The Hu reported that they will tour Europe on Jan 13. The Hu plan to visit Germany, Belgium, France, Norway, Ireland, UK, Austria, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, Malaysia and other countries this year.
Trump Jr. under heat for hunting endangered sheep in Mongolia
Several media outlets such as Vanity Fair and ProPublica took a swipe at the US President’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., for having obtained a hunting permit from the Mongolian government days after he killed an endangered animal-argali.
Jamie Metzl runs for Mongolia at NYC Marathon
Best-selling author, technology futurist and Mongolian-at-heart Jamie Metzl officially represented Mongolia in the New York City Marathon on Sunday. Over 50,000 runners from all over the world participate in the largest and most famous world marathon. “I am honored to be representing the great motherland of Mongolia in this weekend’s New York City Marathon. There are some who say it is too much pressure to have the hopes and dreams of three million people on my shoulders. I can’t promise I will win but offer my solemn oath that I will carry on the great spirit of Genghis Khan and bring honor and glory to the country,” Metzl said before the race.
Throat singers set new Guinness World Record
Guinness World Records acknowledged that the most people performing traditional throat singing simultaneously was achieved by Khovd Province and the World Association of Throat Singing (Mongolia) in Khovd Province, Mongolia on October 30. A representative from the Guinness World Records witnessed the event with 1,500 throat singers and presented the Guinness World Records Certificate for the “most people performing traditional throat singing simultaneously”. Throat singing is inscribed in the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
Borjigon horse-head fiddle placed in Theater Museum of Mongolia
The Borjigon horse-head fiddle, which dates back to the 17th century, was brought back to its homeland and placed in the Mongolian Theater Museum. In 2004, a member of the Professors of Cultural Studies team at the Mongolian University of Arts and Culture, head of the Mongolian Ethnic Music Center, and ethnic music researcher D. Ganpurev organized this work to bring back the flaxen chestnut fiddle to Mongolia. The event continued with a “Horsehead Fiddle’s Historical Research” speech from him and an “Altai” music group performance. The flaxen chestnut horse-head fiddle was restored with two strings and was played by the fiddler D. Shinetsog.
98th anniversary of Mongolia-Russia relations marked
November 5 marked the 98th anniversary of Mongolia-Russia relations. The document, with its Mongolian version written in traditional Mongolian script, was signed on November 5 of 1921, and became the first legal basis for the two country’s bilateral cooperation.
Ballet dancers win 2 bronze
Young ballet dancers of Mongolia participated in the World Ballet Grand Prix of Moscow, held at the Bolshoi Theatre from October 28 to 31. Eight ballet dancers from the Mongolian National Ballet School, Mongolian State Conservatory, and Sylphide Ballet and Piano School represented Mongolia at the competition.
Pavit Ramachandran assumes office as new ADB country director for Mongolia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Pavit Ramachandran as its new director for Mongolia, announced ADB on Monday. As the head of the country office, Ramachandran will work as the primary operational link for activities between ADB and the government, private sector, civil society stakeholders, and development partners.
Feminism expressed in black and white
Five female artists from Mongolia, Japan and Netherlands are showcasing “Women’s Art Network” collaborate exhibition to express their opinions about gender equality, critical gender issues, and getting attention and support where needed. If you wish to see how these women express their opinions about women’s role, status and contribution to the society through art, make sure to stop by the Mongolian National Art Gallery before the exhibition wraps up on Wednesday night.
Direct flight to Istanbul to launch next year
The Ulaanbaatar-Istanbul direct flight will launch on January 1, 2020, according to Turkish Airlines. CEO of Turkish Airlines Bilal Eski met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia to Turkey R.Bold on October 7 to discuss the matter. The direct flight is expected not only to boost cooperation in trade and economic fields, but also facilitate the growth of the tourism industry.
M.Baasankhuu wins gold in China
Mongolian cyclist M.Baasankhuu won gold medal at the 2019 Colourful Yunnan Granfondo International Cycling Festival, which was held in Southeast China from November 2 to 9. Over 1,000 cyclists from 36 countries competed in this year’s festival.
Famous Polish pianist to perform in Mongolia
On the occasion of the 101st anniversary of the Polish Independence, Polish pianist Aleksandra Swigut will perform a concert at the Mongolian State Philharmonic in Ulaanbaatar on November 14. Aleksandra Swigut is a teacher of the Frederic Chopin University of music in Warsaw. Also she is a prize-winner of the first International Chopin Competition on Period Instruments at Warsaw in 2018.
Prime Minister receives EBRD president
Last week, Prime Minister U.Khurelsukh received President of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Sir Suma Chakrabarti. The prime minister said EBRD’s 1.7 billion Euro loan in the past 20 years greatly helped Mongolia’s efforts in diversifying its economy and support its private companies.
Borderless Altai Festival winners to perform in UB
Talented Mongolian and Russian artists who won prizes at the Borderless Altai International Festival will perform at the Mongolian State Consecratory and Russian Center of Science and Culture in Ulaanbaatar from November 19 to 25. The organizers shared plans to annually organize the Borderless International Festival in an effort to support Mongolian and Russian artists, promote folk music, and disseminate the culture.
Mongolian teachers to be trained in Japan
The Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Ministry of Health of Mongolia are jointly implementing programs to train Mongolian doctors and medical teachers in Japan in November and December this year. The main purpose of the training is to improve specialized medical training in Mongolia and provide teacher training for Mongolian teachers.
T.Tuvshintulga wins gold in Kazakhstan
This year sees the 12th annual Dinmukhamed Kunaev Memorial international freestyle wrestling tournament, organized in the city of Taraz, Kazakhstan. T.Tuvshintulga of Mongolia earned gold medal in the 57 kg men’s event at the tournament. He beat Adlan Askarov with a 6-1 score to earn gold medal.
Camel festival organized in Zavkhan Province
On November 16, Zavkhan province organized a camel festival in its Zavkhanmandal soum as part of a government –supported work for increasing the camel population in the province. The festival is organized by Narantuya Fund, an NGO run by MP Z.Narantuya. Over 600 camel riders took part in the festival, and even camel breeders from neighboring Uvs Province came over to the festival.
Mongolian doctor saves Nigerian woman on a plane
On a plane flying from America to Nigeria on November 18, a Mongolian woman named S.Tsermaa saved the life of a 77 year-old woman who lost consciousness on the plane. S.Tsermaa is a doctor and provided emergency care to the Nigerian woman who was unconscious for 6 hours, saving her life.
Mongolia takes 4th place at World Cup
The Women’s Freestyle World Cup was held for the 18th time in Narita, Japan last weekend. Teams of Japan, Mongolia, America, Russia, China and Ukraine competed in the tournament, which saw Mongolia take fourth place.
UNESCO to safeguard traditional airag making technique
Mongolia’s traditional technique of making airag in khokhuur and its associated customs has been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Humanity, reported the government on Thursday.
Mongolian team awarded at Chinese ice sculpture festival
Mongolian ice sculptors, led by D.Tserenbat, participated in the 36th Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival in China, claiming second place in the multi-block and third in the single-block event at the festival’s ice sculpting competition.
Five day public holiday for Naadam summer festival
This year’s Naadam festival will mark the 2228th Anniversary of the Mongolian Statehood, 813th Anniversary of the Mongolian people’s Revolution. Naadam will be held from 11-150 July.
The annual reindeer festival /July 6-7/will commence this weekend in Khuvsugul province and promote reindeer culture internationally. Admission free. Dalai Tour Camp
Ikh Khurd horserace set up to take place
Ikh Khurd horse racing competition will be held on July 20 and 21 in Khui Doloon Khudag.
G.Eregzen. Khureet Dov fortress might be the capital of Khunnu Empire
Historians say Khunnu people formed over 20 settlements across Europe and Asia from the 3rd century BC to the late 1st century.
Mongolian teen athlete wins International Winter Swimming World Cup
N.Adisha, a student of the Water Sports Training Center of Bayangol District, took the first place in the 25 meter breaststroke at the 2020 Jinan International Winter Swimming Competition on January 13 in Jinan, China. Some 1,200 athletes from 30 countries participated in the International Winter Swimming World Cup.
Researchers explore opportunity to export camel milk to China
Researchers of Mongolia and Inner Mongolia held a press conference about their joint research on camels and camel milk products on Wednesday. Many kinds of camel products including packaged and dry milk, beauty products, and diabetes and immune-modulator drugs are sold in China.
Human-to-human infection confirmed for new virus in China
On Monday evening, Chinese health officials confirmed a human-to-human infection of the new virus spreading in China, provisionally labeled as “2019-nCO V”. It also confirmed the death of an 89 year-old man due to the virus in Wuhan, bringing the total confirmed fatalities to four. The same day, Chinese president Xi Jingping said curbing the outbreak and saving lives was a top priority for the country.
UB to host winter festival
The Ulaanbaatar Winter Festival will take place for the 10th year at Sky Resort on February 8 and 9. The event is organized the Ulaanbaatar Mayor’s Office, Ulaanbaatar Tourism Department, and the Associations of Professional Winter Sports. The Ulaanbaatar Winter Festival is expanding to gain international status with more and more local and foreign tourists.
Thousand Camel Festival to be held in Umnugovi
The Thousand Camel Festival will be held for the 23 years from March 6 to 7 in Dalanzadgad soum of Umnugovi Province. Over 1,000 camels and their riders will compete in various competitions and races during the festival. The event will feature performances by folk musicians and dancers.
Mongolian peacekeepers provide medical assistance in South Sudan
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMIS) reports that Mongolian peacekeepers have established a temporary medical service center to threat locals in desperate need of medical assistance. Report tells the story of Angelina Chol, a refugee who had been suffering from the skin infection for more than a year.
E.Amartuvshin nominated for international opera award
Mongolian baritone E.Amartuvshin has been nominated as the eighth Opera Star at the International Opera Awards. The 33-year-old singer previously received many international awards, having won recognition at events in Moscow, Beijing, and most notably the Audience Prize at the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition.
Films to promote tourism
Delegates led by Minister of Environment and Tourism N.Tserenbat attended the second Asia Destination Film Forum, which aims to recognize the films that promote destinations through innovative and engaging storytelling, held in Bangkok, Thailand on January 30. The focus of the Asia Destination Film Forum is to celebrate sustainable tourism promotion and marketing via inspiring visual storytelling.
Saiga population on the rise
The World Wide Fund for Nature Office in Mongolia and Saiga Conservation Alliance conducted a survey on the saiga population in January and registered 5,074 Saiga tatarica (Mongolian Saiga), an increase of over 1,000 compared with the same period of last year. The population of saiga has increased this year, but there are still numerous threats facing the endangered animal such as poaching, food shortage, drought, dzud, and contagious diseases.
First Asian team to win medal at WDSF World Championship!
The WDSF World Championship 2022 was held in Braunschweig, Germany on October 15. In this competition, representing Mongolia, the "Moon dance" and "Star" teams participated in the category of Formation Standard, and the “Khatan Tuul” team participated in Formation Latin with a team consisting of 107 people. Thus, the "Moon Dance" team won the silver medal for the first time in WDSF World Championship 2022, and it was a great success not only for Mongolia but also for Asia as no Asian team has ever won a medal in the competition before.
CHINGGIS KHAAN MUSEUM OPENED!
‘Chinggis Khaan’ museum exposing 2,000 years of Mongolia’s history of kings, nobles, nomads people, and their statehood from the Mongol Empire to the beginning of the XX century, opened its door and held the Nine White Banners ceremony.
“UB Winter Sale” project to develop winter tourism!
Ulaanbaatar City Tourism Department and ‘TanuSoft’ LLC will jointly implement 'UB Winter Sale' project.
Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life’ conquers Kansas
Traveling exhibition “Genghis Khan: Bring the Legend to Life” was launched on February 1 at Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Developed by Philadelphia-area dinosaur expert Don Lessem, who realized the depth of Genghis Khan’s story while working in Mongolia, the global tour exhibition explores the culture, conquests and heritage of the world’s greatest conqueror Genghis Khan – the man inTime Magazine and the Washington Post named “The Most Important Person of the Last Millennium”.
2 Mongolians to participate in Russian extreme sport competition
Mongolian athletes will participate in Ice Storm 2020 international extreme sport competition, set to be held on February 14 in Baikal Lake, Russia. Athletes from over 10 countries, including Russia, Mongolia, Australia, Germany, Czech, US, Switzerland and Latvia, will take part in the competition. Ice Storm 2020 is being held for the eighth time this year and attendees will pass 210 kilometer long track for three days.
Russian-Mongolian Integrated Biological Expedition
A new exhibition “Mongolia is far and near” opened at the State Darwin Museum in Russia, is attracting attention from Mongolian and Russian students, academics, researchers, and locals. The State Darwin Museum and the A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution and Russian Academy of Sciences launched the exhibition earlier this month on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Joint Russian-Mongolian Integrated Biological Expedition of the Academy of Sciences of Mongolia and Russian Academy of Sciences.
“One Day in Mongolia” photo exhibition launches in Poland
Head of the Ulaanbaatar Council R.Dagva met with Ambassador of Poland in Mongolia Kshyshtof Boiko on February 19 to discuss cultural and political cooperation. This year marks the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relationship between Poland and Mongolia. On the occasion of the anniversary, a variety of activities are planned to be organized in March and April. For instance, a photo exhibition “One Day in Mongolia” will be displayed in Warsaw in March. A joint science conference will be held in April with participation of scholars and researchers from two countries.
New oil refinery assembly to begin in spring
State-owned Mongolian Oil Refinery LLC announced its intentions to commence assembling work for the new oil refinery in Mongolia this spring. The company reported that India’s JMC Projects Ltd. KEC International Ltd. And AFCONS Infrastructure Ltd have submitted their documents for qualification as EPC contractor through the EPC Tender for Overall Project Management, Detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction.
Judokas win medals at Warsaw Europe Open
Five Mongolian judokas coached by B.Batgerel competed in the Warsaw Europe Open 2020, held in Warsaw, Poland from February 29 to March 1. On the first day of the tournament, Mongolian athlete B.Sukhbat won bronze medal in the men’s 60 kg category, while E.Sumiyabazar won fifth place. In the men’s 73 kg, L.Ankhzaya defeated Spanish and Polish judokas, but lost to Russian athlete Oleg Babgoev in the third round.
Mother and daughter shine at Arnold Classic 2020
Four-time World Champion and State Honored Athlete G.Ugalztsetseg competed in Arnold Classic 2020 with her daughter M.Moiloo from March 5 to 8 in Columbus, the USA. G.Ugalztsetseg won bronze medal in Figure C event and in fifth place in the Master Figure event. Her daughter won fourth place in Bikini C event, which had the most number of participants.
‘Secret History of the Mongols’ placed at Library of Congress
An English edition of “Secret History of the Mongols” audio book was placed in the Library of Congress, which is the research library that officially serves the United States Congress and is the national library and the oldest federal cultural institution in the United States, on March 2.