Love is all around

VIETNAM: People selling colourful balloons on a street in Hanoi on Monday. Valentine's Day has become very popular in Vietnam in recent years, as a way to express love, especially among teenagers. CAMBODIA: A blood donor taking a selfie at the Nation
THE PHILIPPINES: Filipino students at an all-girl Catholic school in Manila dancing during a campaign called One Billion Rising yesterday to demand an end to violence against women. Campaign founder Eve Ensler says One Billion Rising is a global drive held annually on Valentine's Day in more than 200 countries to demand an end to all forms of violence against women worldwide.PHOTOS: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Babies dressed as Cupid, underwater weddings and a government vitamin giveaway to encourage procreation were all part of imaginative and bizarre events in Thailand yesterday to mark Valentine's Day. The Land of Smiles embraces Feb 14 like few other nations in South-east Asia. Here's a look at how some people in the region marked the day.

 A blood donor taking a selfie at the Nation
VIETNAM: People selling colourful balloons on a street in Hanoi on Monday. Valentine's Day has become very popular in Vietnam in recent years, as a way to express love, especially among teenager. 

 A blood donor taking a selfie at the Nation
CAMBODIA: A blood donor taking a selfie at the National Blood Transfusion Centre in Phnom Penh yesterday. Cambodians celebrated Valentine's Day by donating blood at the centre, in an event called Give Blood Give Love. 

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 15, 2017, with the headline 'Love is all around'. Print Edition | Subscribe