Year of Dragon roars into Asian countries (Daily News/AFP)
One reason the sanctuary was awarded world heritage status was that Unesco recognised it as an exceptional example of cultural interchange. It is the place where sub continental Hindu architecture was introduced into Southeast Asia over 1,600 years ago and evolved for over 10 centuries, while intermingling with Buddhist culture.
FOLLOWING the trip to Houston, where I was ringside spectator to what is probably the most historic thing to ever happen to the US economy since The Great Depression—the debt downgrade—I had a chance to savor the relative calm of Manila. However, this was only to be for a few hours. After a brief flurry … Continue reading
Miss Earth, the environment-themed beauty pageant, comes to Thailand later this year, marking only the second time in its decade-long history that it’s been held outside the Philippines, the country of its birth. Last year, Vietnam won the bid to host the pageant created in 2001 by Carousel Productions to promote environmental awareness.
The new movie glosses over a controversial period of American history
In the community of the Chu Ru in Don Duong district, in Lam Dong central highland province, women always take the initiative in initiating a relationship. If she likes a man, she will give him a ring. Once the man accepts it, he agrees to be her husband.
I grew up during World War II. My childhood was influenced by the roles my father played in his movies. Whether Abraham Lincoln or Tom Joad in the Grapes of Wrath, his characters communicated certain values which I try to carry with me to this day. I remember saying goodbye to my father the night he … Continue reading
What does it feel like to shoot military targets in former Vietcong territory? I don’t know, because the line of sight on the M1 carbine I’m using is skewed, and I keep getting distracted by the Australian next to me hooting every time his little M-16 rat-a-tat-tats. “Very close!” the Vietnamese army officer encourages me … Continue reading
Hanoi (VNA) — Vietnamese pop singer My Linh has just been invited to act as honorary tourism ambassador for the Republic of Korea in Vietnam . The move was announced by the RoK Embassy in Vietnam . Linh, 36, is one of the most influential female singers in the north, producing many popular numbers in … Continue reading