Xu Shouli, a 28-year-old driver travelling from Beijing to Lianyungang in Jiangsu province, told the China Daily newspaper he hoped to get an early start to avoid the rush. "I hit the road at 7 o'clock on Sunday morning but the traffic was already bad. There are too many cars on the roads," he said.
Large quantities of people, along with their vehicles, have been returning to Ho Chi Minh City after they visited their hometowns for Tet celebration, causing serious congestions at gateways into the city during the past few days.
According to research from security company ADT, 94 per cent of burglars would avoid a house with a monitored alarm. Researchers spoke to over 100 reformed burglars and have discovered that homeowners are up against increasingly sophisticated burglars, with what seems to be a growing sense of entitlement.
Methodical madness Unusual hobbies not only keep boredom at bay but also give creativity a whole new dimension. Heres some inspiration in the form of offbeat pastimes, writes Annam SureshT. S. Gopalaswamy, a former Hindustan Unilever executive, loves making boats inside unusually shaped bottles H obbies can be far removed from collecting stamps and coins or playing scrabble.