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Hearts across Asia

Valentine’s Day brings out the romantic in everyone, but the day of love is celebrated in different ways in different parts of the region.

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  • Writer: Nithi Kaveevivitchai and Nalin Viboonchart
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Ahhh … Valentine’s Day is coming. Mouthwatering chocolate, beautiful red roses, candlelit dinners, expensive wine, T-shirts for two, greeting cards … people are getting ready to make a memorable impression on their loved ones. Luxurious restaurants and hotels in countries across Southeast Asia will be booked solid as usual ahead of Feb14. 

Say it with flowers: Prices of rose bouquets generally rise by 100% to 250% on Valentine’s Day.

Across the region, events linked to the romantic occasion will run the gamut from the simple to the extravagant and offbeat, though there are some parts of Asean where the Valentine’s Day spirit has not caught on for religious or cultural reasons.

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