The plan to build a 13m-tall information and culture centre next to Hoan
Kiem Lake, the most iconic landmark of Ha Noi, drew a lot of criticism
from the Vietnamese public.
We are used to raising our eyebrows quizzically whenever a rosy report
is put out by some Government agency or the other, but we also
understand that a bloated bureaucracy is not likely to be very
Sung La village, located on Dong Van plateau in the
northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, became a popular tourist
destination after it was featured in the 2006 film Chuyen Cua Pao (Pao's Story).
Qatar is a peninsula on the western shore of the Arabian Gulf. Almost 80
per cent of its population of more than two million people reside in
the city of Doha, the nation's business and administrative capital.