A woman prays to find love on Valentine’s Day at Ha Pagoda in Hanoi on February 14, 2024. Young men and women flocked to an ancient pagoda in central Hanoi on February 14 hoping a Valentine’s Day offering would help them find a partner — a major priority for many Vietnamese.//AFP

Vietnamese Valentine’s: help me find a partner, Buddha

Hanoi, Vietnam – Young men and women flocked to an ancient pagoda in central Hanoi on Wednesday hoping a Valentine’s Day offering would help them find a partner — a major…

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Black roses are the latest trend, despite Thailand’s long-held belief of them as a symbol of immortality, death, and the supernatural.

Roses, lovers and cats – Pak Khlong Talat at dusk

Pak Khlong Talat, the Bangkok flower market, runs from midday into the night, seven days a week. While it’s never empty, Valentine’s Day gave tourists and locals a timely excuse…

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A woman looks at a view of the Marina Beach in the Gulf emirate of Dubai. In Dubai, known for its luxury haunts and parties, expatriate singles working in the city find the quest for a partner difficult./ AFP

In transient Dubai, expats struggle to find love

In Dubai, known for its luxury haunts and parties, Lindsey knows she has reasons to be happy. But like many young expatriates, she’s sure her quest for a partner will…

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