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Southeast Asia
Topography of Southeast Asia.
Area 5,000,000 km²
Population 593,000,000
Density 116.5 people per km²
Countries
Territories 9
GDP (2009) $1.486 Trillion (exchange rate)
GDP per capita (2009) $2,500 (exchange rate)
Languages
Time Zones UTC+5:30 (Andaman and Nicobar Islands) to UTC+9:00 (Indonesia)
Capital cities
Largest cities
.Southeast Asia (or Southeastern Asia) is a subregion of Asia, consisting of the countries that are geographically south of China, east of India and north of Australia.^ Is east asia considered china or middleastern countries.?

^ It lives in India, southern China, and southeast Asia.
  • Asian Animals Coloring/Info Pages - EnchantedLearning.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.enchantedlearning.com [Source type: General]

^ Islam in South and South-east Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

The region lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic and volcanic activity.
.Southeast Asia consists of two geographic regions: the Asian mainland (aka.^ Is Southeast Asia even a region?
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget is the perfect companion for anyone looking to make the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank.
  • Southeast Asia on a Budget :: Rough Guides Shop 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.roughguides.com [Source type: News]

^ Ever since its creation, the Association of Southeast Asian States (ASEAN) has come under criticism; the extent to which this organization has improved regional cooperation has long been a subject of debate.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Southeast Asia’s War on Terror 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: Original source]

Indochina), and island arcs and archipelagoes to the east and southeast. .The mainland section consists of Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam and Peninsular Malaysia while the maritime section consists of Brunei, East Malaysia, East Timor, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, and Singapore.^ Thailand hotels Hong Kong hotels in Japan Singapore Philippines Vietnam hotel Malaysia .
  • Thailand hotels Hong Kong hotels in Japan Singapore Philippines Vietnam hotel Malaysia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Since early 1997, equity prices in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand have...
  • Southeast Asia: News & Videos about Southeast Asia - CNN.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ At the moment, this page will attempt to survey modern developments in Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
  • Southeast Asia: the Mainland 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC web.raex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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.Geographically speaking southern China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau are sometimes grouped in the Southeast Asia subregion,[citation needed] although politically they are rarely grouped as such.^ Political change in Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ It lives in India, southern China, and southeast Asia.
  • Asian Animals Coloring/Info Pages - EnchantedLearning.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.enchantedlearning.com [Source type: General]

^ Located in the southern part of the South China Sea, the Spratly archipelago is composed of approximately 170 geographical features of which only 36 can technically be called islands (or rocks) because they are naturally above water at high tide.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Energy Security and Southeast Asia: The Impact on Maritime Boundary and Territorial Disputes 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.December 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Vietnam is culturally and historically tied to East Asia rather than Southeast Asia.^ December 21st, 2009 by asia .
  • Asia One 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC asia-1.org [Source type: General]

^ December 1st, 2009 by asia .
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^ December 13th, 2009 by asia .
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Austronesian peoples predominate in this region. .The major religions are Islam and Buddhism, followed by Christianity.^ Islam is a major religion and way of life for the majority of people in insular Southeast Asia.
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^ Hinduism is the oldest major religion to have originated in southern Asia; Jainism and Buddhism emerged in the 6th and 5th centuries bc , respectively.
  • Asia -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Hinduism came first, but over time this has fallen out of favor throughout most of Southeast Asia with Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam the most practiced religions in the region.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However a wide variety of religions are found throughout the region, including many Hindu and animist-influenced practices.^ His large biological family can be found in many places, including HCMC, California and Paris.
  • Indochina News Summer 2002 29 September 2009 17:017 UTC www.ffrd.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hinduism came first, but over time this has fallen out of favor throughout most of Southeast Asia with Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam the most practiced religions in the region.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It’s hard to call Southeast Asia a region based on a common religion as almost all of the world’s major religions are found throughout the area.
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Contents

Divisions

Political

Definitions of "Southeast Asia" vary, but most definitions include the area represented by the countries:
.All of the above excluding Timor-Leste are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (commonly abbreviated ASEAN.^ Both are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and signatories to that organization’s 1976 Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, meaning that both are formally committed to the peaceful resolution of disputes.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Energy Security and Southeast Asia: The Impact on Maritime Boundary and Territorial Disputes 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ever since its creation, the Association of Southeast Asian States (ASEAN) has come under criticism; the extent to which this organization has improved regional cooperation has long been a subject of debate.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Southeast Asia’s War on Terror 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Both are former specialists with Spink and Son in London, Jonathan as associate director of Indian and Southeast Asian art and Antonia as an expert in Chinese, Japanese and Korean art.
  • Asian art galleries, antique dealers on Asianart.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.asianart.com [Source type: News]

) .The area, together with part of South Asia, was widely known as the East Indies or simply the Indies until the twentieth century.^ The great twentieth-century demographic boom is essentially over in East Asia.
  • Hoover Institution - Policy Review - Power and Population in Asia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.hoover.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Stephens, Helen L. Theses on South-East Asia, 1965-1985: accepted by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland .
  • Southeast Asia Collection: English language resources 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.library.yale.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ South and Southeast Asia are well known for vast coastal areas as well as heavy rainfall.
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.Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands are considered part of Southeast Asia though they are governed by Australia.^ From Sumatra, to Mindanao, to the Isthmus of Kra, people are proud of their Islamic faith and the way they and the outside world interact will have an impact on the future of both Southeast Asia and the world.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In fact, Indonesians should be proud of their heritage and the profound influence they have had in Southeast Asia, parts of Africa and Indo-China, and see the common cultural heritage as a binding force that augurs well for peace and stability in the region.

^ Though they do emphasize cleanliness of a spa, something you seldom see in the natural soaks of Southeast Asia.

.Sovereignty issues exist over some islands in the South China Sea.^ Located in the southern part of the South China Sea, the Spratly archipelago is composed of approximately 170 geographical features of which only 36 can technically be called islands (or rocks) because they are naturally above water at high tide.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Energy Security and Southeast Asia: The Impact on Maritime Boundary and Territorial Disputes 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But in the South China Sea, still caution is advisable; it remains to be seen whether the new tripartite agreement to jointly explore offshore resources in disputed waters signifies that, at last, the political will exists to shelve the sovereignty claims and proceed with joint development.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Energy Security and Southeast Asia: The Impact on Maritime Boundary and Territorial Disputes 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ China’s People’s Daily lauded the agreement as putting into practice the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping’s proposal to shelve sovereignty disputes in the South China Sea and engage in joint exploration and exploitation.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Energy Security and Southeast Asia: The Impact on Maritime Boundary and Territorial Disputes 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Papua is politically part of Southeast Asia through Indonesia, although geographically it is often considered as part of Oceania.^ Political change in Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Political culture and ethnicity: an anthropological study in Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Political upheaval is threatening Thailand’s status as an emerging powerhouse within Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.As of 2009, Papua New Guinea has stated that it might join ASEAN, indicating a possible switch in its geographic locale.^ The Department of National Planning and Monitoring is the most strategic Government department that has been mandated to formulate development policies and programmes for Papua New Guinea.

^ Page 73 Papua New Guinea formalities Costs of visas have changed but they vary depending on country of issue.
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^ Family first In Papua New Guinea public service The National, Sunday 20 June 2009 .

[2] [3]

Geographical

Location of Southeast Asia.[4]
.The eastern parts of Indonesia and East Timor (east of Wallace Line) are considered to be geographically parts of Oceania.^ When East Timor was part of Indonesia, I sometimes hated the Indonesian government.

^ Malaysia’s own oil concessions, and thus at least part of the area that Indonesia considers part of its own Ambalat offshore area, fall within Malaysia’s 1979 claim line in the Celebes Sea.
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^ Of course, there is a common bond between East and West Timor/Eastern Indonesia's islands.

Compare Regions of Asia described by UN:      North Asia      Central Asia      Southwest Asia      South Asia      East Asia      Southeast Asia
.Southeast Asia is geographically divided into two subregions, namely Mainland Southeast Asia (or Indochina) and Maritime Southeast Asia (or the similarly defined Malay Archipelago) (Indonesian: Nusantara).^ Siddique, Sharon (1981), “Some aspects of malay-Muslim ethnicity in Peninsular Malaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia 3(1): 76-87 June.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Abdullah, Kamarulnizam (1999), “National security and Malay unity: the issue of radical religious elements in Malaaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia, 21(2): 261-3 August.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Pre-colonial state systems in Southeast Asia: the Malay Peninsular, Sumatra, Bali-Lombok, South Celebes.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

.The Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India are geographically considered part of Southeast Asia.^ The secret islands of Southeast Asia .
  • Southeast Asia: News & Videos about Southeast Asia - CNN.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ With the Cold War over and a new Cold War between civilizations brewing, India has become our natural ally in Southeast Asia.
  • The Jawa Report v3.0 Beta Archives 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC mypetjawa.mu.nu [Source type: News]

^ The islands of Sri Lanka and Taiwan and the archipelagoes of Indonesia (excluding New Guinea), the Philippines, and Japan also form part of Asia.
  • Asia -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

.Bangladesh and the Seven Sister States of India are culturally part of Southeast Asia and sometimes considered both South Asian and Southeast Asian.^ U.S. culture, and the more informal Southeast Asian culture.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Southeast Asia’s War on Terror 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From Sumatra, to Mindanao, to the Isthmus of Kra, people are proud of their Islamic faith and the way they and the outside world interact will have an impact on the future of both Southeast Asia and the world.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ever since its creation, the Association of Southeast Asian States (ASEAN) has come under criticism; the extent to which this organization has improved regional cooperation has long been a subject of debate.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Southeast Asia’s War on Terror 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Seven Sister States of India are also geographically part of southeast asia.^ Pre-colonial state systems in Southeast Asia: the Malay Peninsular, Sumatra, Bali-Lombok, South Celebes.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ With the Cold War over and a new Cold War between civilizations brewing, India has become our natural ally in Southeast Asia.
  • The Jawa Report v3.0 Beta Archives 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC mypetjawa.mu.nu [Source type: News]

^ We are taking this step because we believe that the United States must have strong relationships and a strong and productive presence here in Southeast Asia.
  • Remarks With ASEAN Secretary General Pitsuwa: Beginning a New Era of Diplomacy in Asia 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hainan Island and several other southern Chinese regions such as Yunnan, Guizhou and Guangxi are considered both East Asian and Southeast Asian.^ Southeast Asian families have been influenced by their religious and cultural philosophies, such as Buddhist beliefs surrounding karma and reincarnation with concern for ancestral spirits.
  • Health and Health Care of Southeast Asian American 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Both have awarded major contracts to international companies for either production or exploration of the waters off the coast of Indonesian's East Kalimantan Province and the southeast of the Malaysian Sate of Sabah, Borneo Island.

^ Both are former specialists with Spink and Son in London, Jonathan as associate director of Indian and Southeast Asian art and Antonia as an expert in Chinese, Japanese and Korean art.
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.The rest of New Guinea is sometimes included so are Palau, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands, which were all part of the Spanish East Indies.^ For our part, we wish to improve and expand our economic relations with all countries, including the United States.
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^ The islands of Sri Lanka and Taiwan and the archipelagoes of Indonesia (excluding New Guinea), the Philippines, and Japan also form part of Asia.
  • Asia -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Melakan Malay culture would be admired and adopted in many parts of the Peninsula and Archipelago, including northern Borneo.
  • History of South East Asia 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.aseanfocus.com [Source type: Original source]

Countries and territories data

Countries

Country Area (km2)[5] Population(2009)[1] Density (/km2) GDP USD(2009)[6] GDP per capita(2009) Capital
 Brunei 5,765 400,000 70 14,700,000,000 $36,700 Bandar Seri Begawan
 Myanmar 676,578 50,020,000 74 26,820,000,000 $500 Naypyidaw
 Cambodia 181,035 14,805,000 82 10,900,000,000 $800 Phnom Penh
 Timor-Leste 14,874 1,134,000 76 599,000,000 $500 Dili
 Indonesia 1,904,569 240,271,522 126 514,900,000,000 $2,200 Jakarta
 Laos 236,800 6,320,000 27 5,721,000,000 $900 Vientiane
 Malaysia 329,847 28,318,000 83 191,400,000,000 $6,800 Kuala Lumpur
 Papua New Guinea 462,840 6,732,000 15 8,200,000,000 $1,200 Port Moresby
 Philippines 299,764 91,983,000 307 158,700,000,000 $1,700 Manila
 Singapore 710.2 4,987,600[7] 7,023 177,100,000,000 $35,500 City of Singapore (Downtown Core)
 Thailand 513,120 67,764,000 132 263,500,000,000 $3,900 Bangkok
 Vietnam 331,210 88,069,000 265 97,120,000,000 $1,100 Hanoi

Territories

Territory Area (km2) Population Density (/km2)
 Christmas Island 135[8] 1,402[8] 10.4
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands 14[9] 596[9] 42.6

History

Designs on Dong Son drum belonging to Iron Age prehistoric Dong Son culture locating on Red River Delta, Vietnam.
.Homo sapiens reached the region by around 45,000 years ago.^ Members of the earlier human species Homo erectus migrated from Africa to East Asia at least one million years ago.
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^ Population stabilization at 170 million, is expected in 40-45 years - if replacement level -2 children per woman -is reached by 2005.

^ Region 4 and provide our people and the rest of the country the more than 300,000 metric tons of rice it produces every year.

[10] .Homo floresiensis seems to have shared some islands with modern humans until only 12,000 years ago, when they became extinct.^ There are pay Asian dating services that were created long time ago and they charge members some fee a month.
  • Asian Dating & Asian Personals for online singles 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.asiafuns.com [Source type: General]

^ Some of them have died, since the war ended 27 years ago.
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^ Papua New Guinea became independent 34 years ago and since 1975, it has maintained a close relationship with Australia, which provides annual development assistance.

[11] .Austronesian people, who form the majority of the modern population in Indonesia and the Philippines, migrated to South East Asia from Taiwan.^ Islam in South and South-east Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The Hmong formed nomadic clans who wandered in the remote and sparsely populated mountains of Laos, used shamans, and were animistic in their folk healing beliefs.
  • Health and Health Care of Southeast Asian American 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ CHAMPA The Cham are a Western Austronesian group unrelated to the Indochinese who form the bulk of the population in Vietnam - they are distantly related to Malays, Filipinos, and Madagascarans.
  • Southeast Asia: the Mainland 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC web.raex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.They arrived in Indonesia around 2000 BCE, and as they spread through the archipelago, confined the native Melanesian peoples to the far eastern regions.^ They also had an idealistic rationale for their advance, believing that they were developing a unique experiment in efficient and benevolent government for native peoples.
  • History of South East Asia 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.aseanfocus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cohen, M. (2000), “Spite Islands [conflict in Molluccan Islands fuels tension across Indonesia,” Far Eastern Economic Review, 163(3): 16-18 Jan 20 .
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Ravich, Samantha F. (2000), “Eyeing Indonesia through the Lens of Aceh,” (Aceh, Indonesia) The Washington Quarterly, v23(3): p7 Summer .
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

[12]
.Solheim and others have shown evidence for a Nusantao (Nusantara) maritime trading network ranging from Vietnam to the rest of the archipelago as early as 5000 BCE to 1 CE.[13] The peoples of Southeast Asia, especially those of Austronesian descent, have been seafarers for thousands of years, some reaching the island of Madagascar.^ Southeast Asia in the early modern era: trade, power, belief.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ The limited evidence suggests, however, that in the first millennium A.D. both the Malay Peninsula and the northern Borneo coast were important landfalls for merchant vessels involved in the great maritime trading networks that linked Southeast Asia with Africa, the Middle East, India and China.
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^ Siddique, Sharon (1981), “Some aspects of malay-Muslim ethnicity in Peninsular Malaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia 3(1): 76-87 June.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

Their vessels, such as the vinta, were ocean-worthy. .Magellan's voyage records how much more maneuvreable their vessels were, as compared to the European ships.^ Important things to notice here is how green Southeast Asia is (lying pretty much exclusively in the tropics) compared with desert regions at more northern latitudes.
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[14]
.Passage through the Indian Ocean aided the colonization of Madagascar by the Austronesian people, as well as commerce between West Asia and Southeast Asia.^ From Sumatra, to Mindanao, to the Isthmus of Kra, people are proud of their Islamic faith and the way they and the outside world interact will have an impact on the future of both Southeast Asia and the world.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ South and Southeast Asia are well known for vast coastal areas as well as heavy rainfall.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With the Cold War over and a new Cold War between civilizations brewing, India has become our natural ally in Southeast Asia.
  • The Jawa Report v3.0 Beta Archives 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC mypetjawa.mu.nu [Source type: News]

Gold from Sumatra is thought to have reached as far west as Rome, while slaves from the Sulu Sea was believed to have been used in Magellan's voyage as a translator.
Originally most people were animist. This was later replaced by Brahmanic Hinduism. Theravada Buddhism soon followed in 525. In 1400s, Islamic influences began to enter. .This forced the last Hindu court in Indonesia to retreat to Bali.^ There is no justice in Singapore compared to Indonesia, which has I believe for the last 30 years had one of the least corrupt court systems in Southeast Asia.

^ Vickers, Adrian (1987), “Hinduism and Islam in Indonesia: Bali and the pasisir world,” Indonesia (Ithaca, NY) 44:31-58 (Oct).
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.In Mainland Southeast Asia, Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand retained the Theravada form of Buddhism, brought to them from Sri Lanka.^ If you have seen the cream of Asia's ancient cities (for example Bagan in Burma or Angkor in Cambodia) you may be disappointed at Sri Lanka's equivalents.
  • Southern Asia - Backpacking travel advice > India, Nepal & Sri Lanka 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.travelindependent.info [Source type: General]

^ Labels: China , hot spring , Indonesia , Japan , Malaysia , naked , nudity , Onsen , Philippines , Siem Reap , soak , Southeast Asia , Thailand .

^ The islands of Sri Lanka and Taiwan and the archipelagoes of Indonesia (excluding New Guinea), the Philippines, and Japan also form part of Asia.
  • Asia -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

.This type of Buddhism was fused with the Hindu-influenced Khmer culture.^ The Cambodian people or Khmer culture is a combination of indigenous folk traditions, Indian, and French influences (Zadrozny, 1955).
  • Health and Health Care of Southeast Asian American 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Alcohol consumption has been part of nearly every culture since the beginning of civilization - older than Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism or Christianity.

^ Indian influence has been expressed through Hinduism and Buddhism, affecting the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Central Asia.
  • Asia -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

Architecture in the Srivijayan style. Surat Thani Thailand

Indianized kingdoms

.Very little is known about Southeast Asian religious beliefs and practices before the advent of Indian merchants and religious influences from the second century BCE onwards.^ Both are former specialists with Spink and Son in London, Jonathan as associate director of Indian and Southeast Asian art and Antonia as an expert in Chinese, Japanese and Korean art.
  • Asian art galleries, antique dealers on Asianart.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.asianart.com [Source type: News]

^ Mathes, Joachim (1982), “Religious change and the modernization process” the case of Singapore,” Southeast Asian journal of social science.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ From the late 70's Ethnoarte Gallery (founded by Mr. Gianfranco Rossi) has dealt in Southeast Asian art, Indian and Buddhist sculpture, ethnic jewellery and ritual art.
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.Prior to the 13th century, Buddhism and Hinduism were the main religions in Southeast Asia.^ Soaking in Southeast Asia skip to main .

^ In the 13th century ad Genghis Khan and his Mongol successors united much of Asia under their rule.
  • Asia -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

^ He also features Indian printed cloth from the 13th-18th Centuries, and early Buddhist and Hindu works from South and Southeast Asia.
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.The Jawa Dwipa Hindu kingdom in Java and Sumatra existed around 200 BCE. The history of the Malay-speaking world begins with the advent of Indian influence, which dates back to at least the 3rd century BC. Indian traders came to the archipelago both for its abundant forest and maritime products and to trade with merchants from China, who also discovered the Malay world at an early date.^ LAOS The Laotians are a people related to the Thai, who migrated out of southern China many centuries ago and established a number of principalities and kingdoms along the upper Mekong River.
  • Southeast Asia: the Mainland 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC web.raex.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Daoism and Confucianism , both of which originated in the 6th or 5th century bc , have profoundly influenced Chinese culture and the cultures of surrounding peoples.
  • Asia -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

^ Speaking English doesn’t make you less Malay, less Chinese, less Indian or less Malay­sian for that matter.

.Both Hinduism and Buddhism were well established in the Malay Peninsula by the beginning of the 1st century CE, and from there spread across the archipelago.^ There are, however, several well established and validated translated instruments for depression: .
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^ MALACCA A state in the southwestern Malay Peninsula, permanently Islamacized from the mid 15th century.
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^ Alcohol consumption has been part of nearly every culture since the beginning of civilization - older than Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism or Christianity.

Angkor Wat, in Siem Reap, Cambodia, is the largest religious temple in the world and Angkor the largest pre-industrial city in the world
.Cambodia was first influenced by Hinduism during the beginning of the Funan kingdom.^ Indian influence has been expressed through Hinduism and Buddhism, affecting the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Central Asia.
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Hinduism was one of the Khmer Empire's official religions. .Cambodia is the home to one of the only two temples dedicated to Brahma in the world.^ Angkor Wat, the world’s largest temple at one square mile, is the best preserved of all in Angkor.
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^ Robyn Turner, one of the only art dealers in the world to focus primarily on jade carvings after the Han period, has been dealing in Asian Art since 1976.
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^ Angkor Wat - South East Asia Crown Jewel -- Fred Tittle In the entire world, one of the most known ancient artifacts is the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat located in Cambodia in Siem Reap.

.Angkor Wat is also a famous Hindu temple of Cambodia.^ Vacation ideas include a few days in the vibrant Hong Kong , a cruise in Vietnam , a visit to the Angkor Wat in Cambodia , and the visit of a temple in Thailand .
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^ Cambodia Hotels Top rates for hotels in Phnom Penh , Siem Reap , the gateway to Angkor Wat, the most famous of it's Khmer Temples.
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^ Angkor Wat, the world’s largest temple at one square mile, is the best preserved of all in Angkor.
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.The Champa civilization was located in what is today central Vietnam, and was a highly indianized Hindu Kingdom.^ The location of Indochina II Hotel lies in the heart of Hanoi capital city and near to its central business district in Vietnam.
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^ Today we enjoy seeing the mountainous coast of central Vietnam as we leave Hué and drive to Hoi An.
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^ Also located here are remnants of towers and temples from the Kingdom of Champa, built between the 4th and 13th centuries.
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.The Majapahit Empire was an Indianized kingdom based in eastern Java from 1293 to around 1500. Its greatest ruler was Hayam Wuruk, whose reign from 1350 to 1389 marked the empire's peak when it dominated other kingdoms in the southern Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, and Bali.^ Pre-colonial state systems in Southeast Asia: the Malay Peninsular, Sumatra, Bali-Lombok, South Celebes.
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^ Central Bali is dominated by the island's major volcanic peaks, ...

^ From coastal settlement to Islamic school and city: Islamization in Sumatra, the Malay Peninsula and Java In: Indonesia: Australian perspectives.
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.Various sources such as the Nagarakertagama also mention that its influence spanned over parts of Celebes, the Moluccas islands, and some areas of western Papua, making it the largest empire to ever exist in Southeast Asian history.^ Some Asian dating services focus on specific area, such as Northern America, UK, Russia, Asia, or Europe regions, and there are Asian dating services are world-wide.
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^ The African-Asians of Madagascar also adopted and adapted some of the Javanese culture of their forefathers who immigrated to the African island.

^ Southeast Asian families have been influenced by their religious and cultural philosophies, such as Buddhist beliefs surrounding karma and reincarnation with concern for ancestral spirits.
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The Cholas excelled in maritime activity in both military and the mercantile fields. .Their raids of Kedah and the Srivijaya, and their continued commercial contacts with the Chinese Empire, enabled them to influence the local cultures.^ Although Vietnamese culture was strongly influenced by traditional Chinese civilization, the ...

.Many of the surviving examples of the Hindu cultural influence found today throughout the Southeast Asia are the result of the Chola expeditions.^ Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, June 29, 2009 No results found.
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^ In fact, Indonesians should be proud of their heritage and the profound influence they have had in Southeast Asia, parts of Africa and Indo-China, and see the common cultural heritage as a binding force that augurs well for peace and stability in the region.

^ Political culture and ethnicity: an anthropological study in Southeast Asia.
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Islamization of Southeast Asia

.In the 11th century, a turbulent period occurred in the history of Maritime Southeast Asia, the Indian Chola navy crossed the ocean and attacked the Srivijaya kingdom of Sangrama Vijayatungavarman in Kadaram (Kedah), the capital of the powerful maritime kingdom was sacked and the king was taken captive.^ Asian panorama: essays in Asian history, past and present: a selection of papers presented at the 11th conference of the International Association of the Historians of Asia.
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^ Charney, Michael W. (1998) “Crisis and reformation in a maritime kingdom of Southeast Asia: forces of instability and political disintegration in western Burma (Arakan), 1603-1701,” Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient (Leiden) 41, pt.2: 185-219 (May).
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^ He also features Indian printed cloth from the 13th-18th Centuries, and early Buddhist and Hindu works from South and Southeast Asia.
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Along with Kadaram, Pannai in present day Sumatra and Malaiyur and the Malayan peninsula were attacked too. .Soon after that, the king of Kedah Phra Ong Mahawangsa became the first ruler to abandon the traditional Hindu faith, and converted to Islam with the Sultanate of Kedah established in year 1136. Samudera Pasai converted to Islam in the year 1267, the King of Malacca Parameswara married with princess of Pasai, the son became the first sultan of Malacca, soon Malacca became the center of Islam study and maritime trade, other rulers followed suit.^ The negotiations between the Parties to establish the India-ASEAN RTIA covering trade in goods shall also include, but not be limited to the following: .
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^ Hinduism came first, but over time this has fallen out of favor throughout most of Southeast Asia with Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam the most practiced religions in the region.
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^ There followed a great secondary migration of refugees from place of first resettlement in the U.S. toward geographic locations that became magnets for Southeast Asian refugees.
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Indonesian religious leader and Islamic scholar Hamka (1908–1981) wrote in 1961: "The development of Islam in Indonesia and Malaya is intimately related to a Chinese Muslim, Admiral Zheng He."[16]
.There are several theories to the Islamization process in Southeast Asia.^ There is no justice in Singapore compared to Indonesia, which has I believe for the last 30 years had one of the least corrupt court systems in Southeast Asia.

^ Johns, Anthony H. (1993), “Islamization in Southeast Asia: reflections and reconsiderations with special reference to the role of Sufism,” T¯onan Ajia kenky¯u.
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^ Reid, Anthony (1993) Islamization and Christianization in Southeast Asia: the critical phase, 1550-1650, In: Reid, Anthony, ed.
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The first theory is trade. .The expansion of trade among West Asia, India and Southeast Asia helped the spread of the religion as Muslim traders brought Islam to the region.^ Islam and the economic development of Southeast Asia: the Muslim private sector in Southeast Asia.
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^ The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget is the perfect companion for anyone looking to make the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank.
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^ Siddique, Sharon (1981), “Some aspects of malay-Muslim ethnicity in Peninsular Malaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia 3(1): 76-87 June.
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The second theory is the role of missionaries or Sufis. The Sufi missionaries played a significant role in spreading the faith by syncretising Islamic ideas with existing local beliefs and religious notions. Finally, the ruling classes embraced Islam and that further aided the permeation of the religion throughout the region. The ruler of the region's most important port, Malacca Sultanate, embraced Islam in the 15th century, heralding a period of accelerated conversion of Islam throughout the region as the religion provided a unifying force among the ruling and trading classes.

Trade and colonisation

China

.Chinese merchants have traded with the region for a long time as evidence of Magellan's voyage records that Brunei possessed more cannon than the European ships so it appears that the Chinese fortified them.^ Mandawa was settled and fortified in 18th century by the dominant merchant families of the region.

^ Region 4 and provide our people and the rest of the country the more than 300,000 metric tons of rice it produces every year.

^ More than 300 Trade Unionists in attendance .

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Malaysian legend has it that a Chinese Ming emperor sent a princess, Han Li Po to Malacca, with a retinue of 500, to marry Sultan Mansur Shah after the emperor was impressed by the wisdom of the sultan. .Han Li Po's well (constructed 1459) is now a tourist attraction there, as is Bukit Cina, where her retinue settled.^ There is now a supermarket in Lumut, as well as a good cybercafe not far from the LIYC. Postal services from Malaysia are still very reasonable and efficient.
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The strategic value of the Strait of Malacca, which was controlled by Sultanate of Malacca in the 15th and early 16th century, did not go unnoticed by Portuguese writer Duarte Barbosa, who in 1500 wrote "He who is lord of Malacca has his hand on the throat of Venice".
Strait of Malacca, (narrows).

Europe

Western influence started to enter in the 1500s, with the arrival of the Portuguese and Spanish in Moluccas and the Philippines. .Later the Dutch established the Dutch East Indies; the French Indochina; and the British Strait Settlements.^ Tsarist Russia pushed its political control across Asia to the Pacific Ocean, the British gained control of India and Burma (Myanmar), the French dominated eastern Southeast Asia ( see French Indochina), the Dutch occupied the East Indies (Indonesia), and the Spanish and later the U.S. ruled the Philippines.
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^ Bruinessen, Martin van (1995), “Muslim of Dutch East Indies and the caliphate question,” Studia Islamika, 2(3): 115-140.
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.All southeast Asian countries were colonized except for Thailand.^ I should be proud of my country, Indonesia, as a Southeast Asian country that is advancing its democracy progressively, despite its economy trailing behind other more developed countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

^ Australia The sunburnt country The Southeast Asian Times, Saturday 29 August 2009 .

^ Southeast Asian countries are the most vulnerable and least prepared for the impacts of climate change.

.European explorers were reaching Southeast Asia from the west and from the east.^ Spafinder mentions its global reach but has only 3 hot spring spa's in Asia (out of 5,000), one of which is in Southeast Asia ( COMO Shambhala , Bali; which actually is not a hot spring spa ...

^ Laos has a population of an estimated 5.3 million with an annual growth rate of 3.1 per cent - the highest in Southeast and East Asia.

^ Asian visions of authority: religion and the modern states of East and Southeast Asia.
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.Regular trade between the ships sailing east from the Indian Ocean and south from mainland Asia provided goods in return for natural products, such as honey and hornbill beaks from the islands of the archipelago.^ Islam in South and South-east Asia.
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^ Phuket: Gateway to the Indian Ocean and Considered by Many as "The Caribbean of South East Asia" -- Andrea Schramm To be the only yacht in sight from horizon to horizon, anchored off a pristine, deserted, tropical island beach, may seem like a distant dream to most sailors but sailing in Phuket it is everyday ...

^ Sama-sama: facets of ethnic relations in South East Asia.
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Europeans brought Christianity allowing Christian missionaries to become widespread. Thailand also allowed Western science and technology to enter its country.

Japan

.During World War II, the Imperial Japan invaded most of the former western colonies.^ Prior to the end of World War II, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia formed a French colony known as Indo-China.
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^ The massacre occurred during a brutal guerrilla war that followed the British government's declaration of a state of emergency in its Malay-Peninsular colony in June 1948.

^ Riddell, Peter G. (2001), “Arab migrants and Islamization in the Malay world during the colonial period, Indonesia and the Malay world, 29(84):113-128.
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.The Shōwa occupation regime committed violent actions against indigenous civilians such as the Manila Massacre and the implementation of a system of forced labor, such as the one involving 4 to 10 million romusha in Indonesia.^ In such a situation, the idea to raise a bill on the mobilization and demobilization of civilian infrastructure for military purposes, such as the means of transportation, is believed to be one of the essential requirements.

^ One such kind of event is 'terrorist atrocities', so within hours of the recent bombings in Jakarta, the IR had devalued against the dollar (and the yen), by about 0.8 percent.

[17] .A later UN report stated that four million people died in Indonesia as a result of famine and forced labour during the Japanese occupation.^ State media say 23,335 people died and 37,019 are missing from Cyclone Nargis, which submerged entire villages in the Irrawaddy delta.
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^ An estimated 2 million people have died from malnutrition and related diseases since 1995.

^ Flood and drought from the mid-1990s brought famine, which has killed between 1.5 million and 3.5 million of the country's 23 million people since 1995.

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The Keppel Container Terminal in the Port of Singapore. The Port of Singapore is the busiest transshipment and container port in the world, and is an important transportation and shipping hub in Southeast Asia.

Present

.Most countries in the region enjoy national autonomy.^ Balochistan - this region encompasses most of the south-west of the country.
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.Democratic forms of government and the recognition of human rights are taking root.^ Since the embassy does raise human rights issues with the Lao government, he urged anyone possessing specific, timely information to communicate it to the embassy.
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^ Along with this, the Lao government should change its policies to reflect international norms of human rights and democracy.
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ASEAN provides a framework for the integration of commerce.
.Conflicting territorial and maritime claims continue to exist, including the conflicting claims by Taiwan, China, and the Philippines over the Spratly Islands.^ The islands of Sri Lanka and Taiwan and the archipelagoes of Indonesia (excluding New Guinea), the Philippines, and Japan also form part of Asia.
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Geography

Hạ Long Bay, a Natural World's Heritage Site in Vietnam
Mayon Volcano in the Philippines overlooks a pastoral scene.
.Geologically, the Indonesian archipelago is one of the most active vulcanological regions in the world.^ Ingredients Of Indonesian Dishes -- Hermawan Wan Indonesia dishes are amongst the most delicious in the world, to make Indonesian dishes we need a lot of ingredients.

^ Very few travellers see all of India in one go, so the best bet is to buy a regional guide, say for the most popular destination of Rajasthan.
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^ Remember they have been to the moon the first in ASEAN. To remind the Indonesians, you are the one and first to create the "tempeh-soya bean cake" but the Japanese patented it world wide.

.Geological uplifts in the region have also produced some impressive mountains, culminating in Puncak Jaya in Papua, Indonesia at 5,030 metres (16,024 ft), on the island of New Guinea, it is the only place where ice glacier can be found in Southeast Asia.^ Siddique, Sharon (1981), “Some aspects of malay-Muslim ethnicity in Peninsular Malaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia 3(1): 76-87 June.
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^ Family first In Papua New Guinea public service The National, Sunday 20 June 2009 .

^ Papua New Guinea became independent 34 years ago and since 1975, it has maintained a close relationship with Australia, which provides annual development assistance.

.While the second tallest peak is Mount Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia on the island of Borneo with a height of 4,101 meters (13,455 ft).^ A Quick Guide To Climbing Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia Borneo -- E-borneo.com The majestic and awe-inspiring Mount Kinabalu is one of the premier destinations for thousands of visitors to Sabah, Malaysian Borneo each year.

^ Sabah, Malaysia Borneo - An Emerging Tropical Island Vacation Capital Of The New Millennium -- E-borneo.com The Malaysian state of Sabah, located at the northeast corner of the island of Borneo, is well positioned to offer a unique tropical island vacation flavor with a difference.

.The tallest mountain in the Southeast Asia is Hkakabo Razi at 5,967 meters and can be found in northern Myanmar.^ Ten Things That You Can Do in Singapore -- Jonathan Williams Singapore can be found in Southeast Asia and is recognized as one of the world's richest countries.

^ The Southeast Asian Times Singapore proves the most expensive From News Reports; Singapore, August 22: A UBS bank survey has found Singapore to be Asia’s most expensive city after Tokyo.

^ The Southeast Asian Times NEWS FOR NORTHERN AUSTRALIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA .

The largest archipelago in the world by size is Indonesia (according to the CIA World Factbook)

Boundaries

.The Australian continent defines a region adjacent to Southeast Asia, which is also politically separated from the countries of Southeast Asia.^ Political change in Southeast Asia.
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^ Political culture and ethnicity: an anthropological study in Southeast Asia.
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^ Laos - Strengths and Weaknesses -- Sebastian Harley Laos is one of the poorest countries in all of Southeast Asia with a great percentage of its people in poverty.

.But a cultural touch point lies between Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian region of Papua and West Papua, which shares the island of New Guinea with Papua New Guinea.^ Family first In Papua New Guinea public service The National, Sunday 20 June 2009 .

^ Papua New Guinea became independent 34 years ago and since 1975, it has maintained a close relationship with Australia, which provides annual development assistance.

^ Of course, there is a common bond between East and West Timor/Eastern Indonesia's islands.

Climate

.The climate in Southeast Asia is mainly tropical–hot and humid all year round with plentiful rainfall.^ During the current era of global vulnerabilities, observance of all provisions of the treaty by Asean members is important not just for Southeast Asia, but for the future of world peace.

^ Vietnam -- carrie esler When is the best time of the year to teach in southeast Asia?

^ Exciting opportunities in 80+ cities around Asia with year round start dates!

Southeast Asia has a wet and dry season caused by seasonal shift in winds or monsoon. .The tropical rain belt causes additional rainfall during the monsoon season.^ Also I went in monsoon season, it did rain but it wasn't crowded which was nice, going in the monsoon season is definitely a possibility.
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^ Many can be rolly in the transition seasons and during the SW Monsoon.
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The rain forest is the second largest on earth (with the Amazon being the largest). An exception to this type of climate and vegetation is the mountain areas in the northern region, where high altitudes lead to milder temperatures and drier landscape. .Other parts fall out of this climate because they are desert like.^ I believe they don't like to read because our written language is loose and confusing.

^ Nothing, because they are too busy with petty things and too emotional until they forgot their own heritage staple food being taken away by others.

Environment

Water Buffalo.
Wallace's hypothetical line between Australasian and Southeast Asian fauna.
Great Hornbill - bird from Southeast Asia
.All of Southeast Asia falls within the warm, humid tropics, and its climate generally can be characterized as monsoonal.^ These included locations characterized by: presence of Southeast Asian community leaders and sponsoring relatives, tropical climates, strong socioeconomic conditions for work by non-English speaking refugees, and established social infrastructure (e.g.
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^ During the current era of global vulnerabilities, observance of all provisions of the treaty by Asean members is important not just for Southeast Asia, but for the future of world peace.

^ Hamayotsu K (2002), “Islam and nation building in Southeast Asia: Malaysia and Indonesia in comparative perspective,” Pacific Affairs 75 (3): 353-+ Fall.
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.The animals of Southeast Asia are diverse; on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, the Orangutan (man of the forest), the Asian Elephant, the Malayan tapir, the Sumatran Rhinoceros and the Bornean Clouded Leopard can be also found.^ Pre-colonial state systems in Southeast Asia: the Malay Peninsular, Sumatra, Bali-Lombok, South Celebes.
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^ Jones DM, Smith MLR (2002), “Islamism in Southeast Asia - Islamists defeat Asian way,” World today 58 (6): 12-14 Jun.
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^ Eleanor Abraham began to collect Asian antiquities when she embarked upon her first career in Southeast Asia.
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Six subspecies of the Binturong or bearcat exist in the region, though the one endemic to the island of Palawan is now classed as vulnerable.
.The Komodo Dragon is the largest living species of lizard and inhabits the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang in Indonesia.^ Tonga comprises of 150 islands, 36 of which are inhabited and lived by people.

.The Wild Asian Water Buffalo, and on various islands related dwarf species of Bubalus such as Anoa were once widespread in Southeast Asia, nowadays the Domestic Asian Water buffalo is common across the region, but its remaining relatives are rare and endangered.^ In fact, Indonesians should be proud of their heritage and the profound influence they have had in Southeast Asia, parts of Africa and Indo-China, and see the common cultural heritage as a binding force that augurs well for peace and stability in the region.

^ Medical decision making and intergenerational relationships vary greatly across the Southeast Asian communities.
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^ Christophe Hioco specializes in Asian and Indian Art, with a specific focus on Hindu and Buddhist sculptures from India, Dong Son bronzes and art from south-eastern Asia.
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The mouse deer, a small tusked deer as large as a toy dog or cat, can be found on Sumatra, Borneo and Palawan Islands. The gaur, a gigantic wild ox larger than even wild Water buffalo, is found mainly in Indochina.
Birds such as the peafowl and drongo live in this subregion as far east as Indonesia. The babirusa, a four-tusked pig, can be found in Indonesia as well. The hornbill was prized for its beak and used in trade with China. The horn of the rhinoceros, not part of its skull, was prized in China as well.
The Indonesian Archipelago is split by the Wallace Line. .This line runs along what is now known to be a tectonic plate boundary, and separates Asian (Western) species from Australasian (Eastern) species.^ Christophe Hioco specializes in Asian and Indian Art, with a specific focus on Hindu and Buddhist sculptures from India, Dong Son bronzes and art from south-eastern Asia.
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^ It is now known that GMA would be Obama’s guest on July 20 and would be so honored as the first Asian head of state to be accorded such an invitation.

The islands between Java/Borneo and Papua form a mixed zone, where both types occur, known as Wallacea. .As the pace of development accelerates and populations continue to expand in Southeast Asia, concern has increased regarding the impact of human activity on the region's environment.^ Nationalism and cultural revival in Southeast Asia: perspectives from the centre and region.
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^ Difference and tolerance: human rights issues in Southeast Asia.
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^ Ringuet, Daniel Joseph (2002), “The continuation of civil unrest and poverty in Mindanao,” Contemporary Southeast Asia, 24(1): 33-49 April.
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.A significant portion of Southeast Asia, however, has not changed greatly and remains an unaltered home to wildlife.^ Political change in Southeast Asia.
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^ Reshaping local worlds: formal education and cultural change in rural Southeast Asia.
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^ Scott, James C. (1972), “The Erosion of Patron-Client Bonds and Social Change in Rural Southeast Asia,” Journal of Asian Studies, 32(1): 5-37 (Nov.
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.The nations of the region, with only few exceptions, have become aware of the need to maintain forest cover not only to prevent soil erosion but to preserve the diversity of flora and fauna.^ The Desert National Park, Jaisalmer, spread over an area of 3162 km, is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert, and its diverse fauna.

^ In the quest to become a developed nation, Malaysians need to develop a habit of respecting the laws of the day.

.Indonesia, for example, has created an extensive system of national parks and preserves for this purpose.^ Singaporeans need to realize there is a high chance the court system was wrong and the nation will owe David's family and Indonesia an apology.

^ The Desert National Park, Jaisalmer, spread over an area of 3162 km, is an excellent example of the ecosystem of the Thar Desert, and its diverse fauna.

Even so, such species as the Javan rhinoceros face extinction, with only a handful of the animals remaining in western Java.
.The shallow waters of the Southeast Asian coral reefs have the highest levels of biodiversity for the world's marine ecosystems, where coral, fish and molluscs abound.^ Jones DM, Smith MLR (2002), “Islamism in Southeast Asia - Islamists defeat Asian way,” World today 58 (6): 12-14 Jun.
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^ The Southeast Asian gender and age roles expressed in families and in the larger community vary by acculturation levels (Yee, 1999a).
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.According to Conservation International, marine surveys suggest that the marine life diversity in the Raja Ampat area is the highest recorded on Earth.[1] Diversity is considerably greater than any other area sampled in the Coral Triangle composed of Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea.^ This guide plunges you straight into Thailand's varied diving environments, with their coral reefs, vivid marine life, offshore islands and perfect beaches.
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^ Family first In Papua New Guinea public service The National, Sunday 20 June 2009 .

^ I don't blame them, personally: The Netherlands, as well as other European countries, have a higher standard of living than Indonesia.

The Coral Triangle is the heart of the world's coral reef biodiversity, making Raja Ampat quite possibly the richest coral reef ecosystems in the world. .The whale shark, the world's largest species of fish and 6 species of pawikans can also be found in the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean territories of the Philippines.^ Both types were flown from Bien Hoa air base as well as off ships in the South China Sea.
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^ Anonymous (2001), “South Sea trouble; The Philippines.” (The politics of separatism in the Philippines)(issue of autonomy for island of Mindanao) Economist, , 2001 pNA August 11 .
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^ Perhentian Island Malaysia - Hotel, Dive, Resort -- Steve Wong Perhentian Island is located in the South China Sea at the northern east coast of Peninsular Malaysia.

.The trees and other plants of the region are tropical; in some countries where the mountains are tall enough, temperate-climate vegetation can be found.^ Your support will continue to help us to escape from backwardness and poverty and advance towards modernization, so that we no longer lag behind other countries in the region.
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^ The warm tropical climate and natural prosperity of this country has invited many ...

^ Pot is illegal (despite seeing Hindu holy men smoking it), but easily available in mountain regions, Pushkar, Goa and many others.
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.These rainforest areas are currently being logged-over, especially in Borneo.^ These suggestions are especially important when visiting rural areas or tradition-bound urban areas.
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.While Southeast Asia is rich in flora and fauna, Southeast Asia is facing severe deforestation which causes habitat loss for various endangered species such as orangutan and the Sumatran tiger.^ Johns, Anthony H. (1993), “Islamization in Southeast Asia: reflections and reconsiderations with special reference to the role of Sufism,” T¯onan Ajia kenky¯u.
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^ Qaeda's Southeast Asia counterpart, warns Australia to pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq or faced renewed acts of terrorism.
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.Predictions have been made that more than 40% of the animal and plant species in Southeast Asia could be wiped out in the 21st century.^ This temple complex build over 4 centuries spans more than 40 ...

^ It is a bit short on hardstanding and haul-out, by crane, is more expensive than in Langkawi.
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^ Because their language had been primarily oral rather than written, the transition to a culture based on written words made the acculturation even more difficult.
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[19] At the same time, haze has been a regular occurrence. The two worst regional hazes were in 1997 and 2006 in which multiple countries were covered with thick haze, mostly caused by "slash and burn" activities in Indonesia. .In reaction, several countries in Southeast Asia signed the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution in order to combat haze pollution.^ A statement issued after the signing says the new agreement will allow for full exchange of information about tax between the two countries.

^ During the current era of global vulnerabilities, observance of all provisions of the treaty by Asean members is important not just for Southeast Asia, but for the future of world peace.

^ The Southeast Asian Times New Zealand, Singapore sign tax agreement From News Reports: Singapore, August 24: The governments of New Zealand and Singapore have signed a new double-tax agreement in Singapore to replace their 1973 treaty.

Economy

Ortigas Center in Manila is where the headquarters of the Asian Development Bank is located.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is a major economic center of the region.
.Even prior to the penetration of European interests, Southeast Asia was a critical part of the world trading system.^ Pre-colonial state systems in Southeast Asia: the Malay Peninsular, Sumatra, Bali-Lombok, South Celebes.
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^ There is no justice in Singapore compared to Indonesia, which has I believe for the last 30 years had one of the least corrupt court systems in Southeast Asia.

^ During the current era of global vulnerabilities, observance of all provisions of the treaty by Asean members is important not just for Southeast Asia, but for the future of world peace.

.The Ryukyu Kingdom often participated in maritime trade in Southeast Asia.^ Christie, Jan Wisseman (1984-1985), “Trade and early state formation in maritime Southeast Asia: Kedah and Srivijaya,” Jebat (Kuala Lumpur) 13: 43-56.
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^ Southeast Asia in the early modern era: trade, power, belief.
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A wide range of commodities originated in the region, but especially important were such spices as pepper, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. The spice trade initially was developed by Indian and Arab merchants, but it also brought Europeans to the region. .First Spaniards (Manila galleon) and Portuguese, then the Dutch, and finally the British and French became involved in this enterprise in various countries.^ Our country has survived more than 3 centuries of colonization under the Dutch, many years under the British and Portuguese and three years under Japanese - and still we became the world leader in anti-colonization and the non-aligned movement immediately afterwards.

The penetration of European commercial interests gradually evolved into annexation of territories, as traders lobbied for an extension of control to protect and expand their activities. As a result, the Dutch moved into Indonesia, the British into Malaya, and the French into Indochina.
While the region's economy greatly depends on agriculture, manufacturing and services are becoming more important. An emerging market, Indonesia is the largest economy in this region. .Newly industrialized countries include the Philippines, Malaysia, and Thailand, while Singapore and Brunei are affluent developed economies.^ Political economy of development in Malaysia.
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^ I should be proud of my country, Indonesia, as a Southeast Asian country that is advancing its democracy progressively, despite its economy trailing behind other more developed countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

^ Constructing a national past: national history and historiography in Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam: a collection of conference papers from the International Workshop on National History and Historiography held by the Department of History Universiti Brunei Darussalam, September, 1994.
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.The rest of Southeast Asia is still heavily dependent on agriculture, but Vietnam is notably making steady progress in developing its industrial sectors.^ Islam and the economic development of Southeast Asia: the Muslim private sector in Southeast Asia.
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^ Vietnam -- carrie esler When is the best time of the year to teach in southeast Asia?

^ Vietnam Family - Small Size -- Thinh Nguyen Phuc Economic development, culture integration, modernization and industrialization have affected size and lifestyle of Vietnam family.

.The region notably manufactures textiles, electronic high-tech goods such as microprocessors and heavy industrial products such as automobiles.^ Cambodia relies solely on its textile and garment production and industry as well as tourism to sustain the needs of the country.

Reserves of oil are also present in the region.
.Seventeen telecommunications companies have contracted to build a new submarine cable to connect Southeast Asia to the U.S.[20] This is to avoid disruption of the kind recently caused by the cutting of the undersea cable from Taiwan to the U.S. in a recent earthquake.^ Gunn, Geoffrey C. (1986), “Radical Islam in Southeast Asia: Rhetoric and reality in the Middle Eastern connection,” Journal of contemporary Asia.
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^ With the Cold War over and a new Cold War between civilizations brewing, India has become our natural ally in Southeast Asia.
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^ Hamayotsu K (2002), “Islam and nation building in Southeast Asia: Malaysia and Indonesia in comparative perspective,” Pacific Affairs 75 (3): 353-+ Fall.
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.Tourism has been a key factor in economic development for many Southeast Asian countries, especially Cambodia.^ Develop a strategy for providing culturally appropriate health screening and education for Southeast Asian elders for the conditions for which they are at high risk.
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^ Many Southeast Asian families do not want or allow the physician to inform dying family members of their terminal prognosis because it would cause them to lose hope.
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^ What are some important issues to consider in developing a screening program for cervical cancer for older Southeast Asian women?
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.According to UNESCO, “tourism, if correctly conceived, can be a tremendous development tool and an effective means of preserving the cultural diversity of our planet.”[21] Since the early 1990s, “even the non-ASEAN nations such as Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar, where the income derived from tourism is low, are attempting to expand their own tourism industries.”[22] In 1995, Singapore was the regional leader in tourism receipts relative to GDP at over 8%.^ We really cannot tolerate such developments today and should ask the government act sternly and patriotically to awaken our youths' spirit of nationalism.

^ Such large-scale cooperation will set a precedent for future regional collaboration and demonstrate that Asean is no longer an organisation marred by the selfish national interest of its members.

^ This means rapidly cutting emissions at home, and funding developing nations like Indonesia, to prevent and prepare for climate change.

.By 1998, those receipts had dropped to less than 6% of GDP while Thailand and Lao PDR increased receipts to over 7%.^ Lovely Laos -- Brittany Stephen I have been in Laos less than 24 hours and already i am in love with this place...It truly is, as my guidebook said, "a breath of fresh air".

Since 2000, Cambodia has surpassed all other ASEAN countries and generated almost 15% of its GDP from tourism in 2006.[23]

Demographics

Pie chart showing the distribution of population among the nations of Southeast Asia and among the islands of Indonesia
.Southeast Asia has an area of approximately 4,000,000 km² (1.6 million square miles).^ By the end of 1978, about 62,000 boat people were in refugee camps across nine countries in Southeast and East Asia.
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.As of 2004, more than 593 million people lived in the region, more than a fifth of them (125 million) on the Indonesian island of Java, the most densely populated large island in the world.^ More than 500 million of the world's poor are Indian villagers.
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^ A Rich and Varied Sri Lanka Island -- Nancy Eben Srilanka, the most scenic islands in the world, have been alluring to visitors from ages.

^ But there are now thought to be more than one million roaming the outback.

.Indonesia is the most populous country with 230 million people and also 4th most populous country in the world.^ It was a very important day for about 42 million of the world’s refugees who have been thrown out of their own countries for various reasons.

^ The report confirmed that Indonesia, the country with the world's largest Muslim population, has done a quantum leap in establishing democracy within the last 10 years.

^ Ingredients Of Indonesian Dishes -- Hermawan Wan Indonesia dishes are amongst the most delicious in the world, to make Indonesian dishes we need a lot of ingredients.

.The distribution of the religions and people is diverse in Southeast Asia and varies by country.^ Ten Things That You Can Do in Singapore -- Jonathan Williams Singapore can be found in Southeast Asia and is recognized as one of the world's richest countries.

^ Southeast Asia journals with a focus on a particular country are listed under that country.
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^ Asian visions of authority: religion and the modern states of East and Southeast Asia.
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.Some 30 million overseas Chinese also live in Southeast Asia, most prominently in Christmas Island, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand, and also, as the Hoa, in Vietnam.^ Southeast Asian identities: culture and the politics of representation in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
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^ Constructing a national past: national history and historiography in Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam: a collection of conference papers from the International Workshop on National History and Historiography held by the Department of History Universiti Brunei Darussalam, September, 1994.
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^ Siddique, Sharon (1981), “Some aspects of malay-Muslim ethnicity in Peninsular Malaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia 3(1): 76-87 June.
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Ethnic groups

.According to a recent Stanford genetic study, the Southeast Asian population is far from being homogeneous.^ Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1986- .
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^ Singapore : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 1984- .
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^ Tonan Ajia kenkyu = Southeast Asian Studies.
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.Although primarily descendants of Austronesian, Tai, and Mon-Khmer-speaking immigrants who migrated from Southern China during the Bronze Age and Iron Age, there are overlays of Arab, Chinese, Indian, Polynesian and Melanesian genes.^ Speaking English doesn’t make you less Malay, less Chinese, less Indian or less Malay­sian for that matter.

^ However, there was small percentage of people over 56 years of age in the sample [i.e., 1% (4) Vietnamese individuals, 3.6% (7) Laotians, and 8.5% (64) Cantonese speaking subjects].
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.There are also large pockets of intermarriage between indigenous Southeast Asians and those of Chinese descent.^ It will be interesting to find out the relationship between these men and the Southeast Asian Islamist terror groups Jemaah Islamiyah & Abu Sayyaf.
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^ There followed a great secondary migration of refugees from place of first resettlement in the U.S. toward geographic locations that became magnets for Southeast Asian refugees.
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^ There are many cross-cutting health risks in the Southeast Asian communities.
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.They form a substantial part of everyday life in countries such as Vietnam, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines.^ Constructing a national past: national history and historiography in Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam: a collection of conference papers from the International Workshop on National History and Historiography held by the Department of History Universiti Brunei Darussalam, September, 1994.
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^ I should be proud of my country, Indonesia, as a Southeast Asian country that is advancing its democracy progressively, despite its economy trailing behind other more developed countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

^ For South East Asia (Thailand/Philippines/Singapore/ etc ) go here .
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.Indonesia and Malaysia also has a few mixed Southeast Asian-Chinese populations.^ Samuel Yesuiah, Seremban, Malaysia Australians lose On oil agreement with Singapore The Southeast Asian Times, Thursday 18 June 2009 .

^ I should be proud of my country, Indonesia, as a Southeast Asian country that is advancing its democracy progressively, despite its economy trailing behind other more developed countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

^ Ahmad, Muhammad Saleem (1980), “Islam in Southeast Asia: a study of emergence and growth in Malaysia and Indonesia,” Islamic studies.
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Ati woman. The Negritos were the earliest inhabitants of Southeast Asia.
On the mainland the Khmer peoples of Cambodia remain as ancestors of earlier Pareoean peoples. .Similarly, remnants of the Mon group are found in parts of Myanmar and Thailand; the ethnic mixture there has been produced by overlaying Tibeto-Burman and Tai, Lao, and Shan peoples.^ Keyes, Charles F. (2002), “Presidential address: "The peoples of Asia" - Science and politics in the classification of ethnic groups in Thailand, China, and Vietnam,” Journal of Asian Studies, 61(4): 1163-1203 NOV .
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The contemporary Vietnamese population originated from the Red River area in the north and may be a mixture of Tai and Malay peoples..September 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] Added to these major ethnic groups are such less numerous peoples as the Karens, Chins, and Nagas in Myanmar, who have affinities with other Asiatic peoples.^ Fighting other people’s wars Takes its toll The Southeast Asian Times, Wednesday 22 July 2009 .

^ Compared to 25% of white adults, 47% of the Vietnamese group who had visited the doctor in the last year did not receive preventive care services such as blood pressure tests, Pap smears or cholesterol.
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^ Loyre de Hautecloque, Ghislaine (2000) Community among the Maguindanaons and other Muslim ethnic groups In: Macdonald, Charles J.H.; Pesigan, Guillermo M., eds.
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.Insular Southeast Asia contains a mixture of descendants of Proto-Malay (Nesiot) and Pareoean peoples who were influenced by Malayo-Polynesian and other groups.^ Siddique, Sharon (1981), “Some aspects of malay-Muslim ethnicity in Peninsular Malaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia 3(1): 76-87 June.
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^ Abdullah, Kamarulnizam (1999), “National security and Malay unity: the issue of radical religious elements in Malaaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia, 21(2): 261-3 August.
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^ Pre-colonial state systems in Southeast Asia: the Malay Peninsular, Sumatra, Bali-Lombok, South Celebes.
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In addition, Arabic, Indian, and Chinese influences have affected the ethnic pattern of the islands.
.In modern times, the Javanese are the largest ethnic group in Southeast Asia, with more than 86 million people, mostly concentrated in Java,Indonesia.^ Hirokoshi, Hiroko (1975), “The Dar'ul Islam movement in West Java (1948-62): An experience in the historical process,” Indonesia 20: 58-86.
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^ For more details …Open page here The Southeast Asian Times .

^ Vietnam -- carrie esler When is the best time of the year to teach in southeast Asia?

.In Myanmar, the Burmese account for more than two-thirds of the ethnic stock in this country, while ethnic Thais and Vietnamese account for about four-fifths of the respective populations of those countries.^ It might even make Islam in Indonesia more attractive to those from other countries and religions who now experience it as only noisy and disturbing.

^ Dao Jones Thai girls are more conservative than women in many other countries and observe different customs.

^ In general, Southeast Asian elders are more likely to be in poverty, much more likely to be foreign born, and much more likely to be classified as “linguistically isolated” than any other ethnic minority population.
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.Indonesia is clearly dominated by the Javanese and Sundanese ethnic groups, while Malaysia is more evenly split between the Malays and the Chinese.^ Malaysia also receives up to 21 million foreign tourists per year, Indonesia - which actually has a lot more to offer than Malaysia - not even seven million.

^ Festive Malaysia -- Richard Greaves Malaysia's rich blend of Chinese and Indian cultures along with the native Malay makes for a unique cornucopia of festivals all year round.

^ Batik is what many people consider 'khas Indonesia', ranging from Javanese Batik to Sundanese Batik.

Within the Philippines, the Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, and Bicol groups are significant.
Malay family from Malaysia

Religions

.Islam is the most widely practiced religion in Southeast Asia, numbering approximately 240 million adherents which translate to about 40% of the entire population, with majorities in Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia.^ The population is approximately 10 million.

^ Muzaffar, Chandra (1995), Two approaches to Islam : revisiting Islamic resurgence in Malaysia, In Religion and society in the modern world : Islam in Southeast Asia, Collected papers from a conference held in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 29-31, 1995, Hamilton Asia BP15 .R45 1995 .
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^ Siddique, Sharon (1981), “Some aspects of malay-Muslim ethnicity in Peninsular Malaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia 3(1): 76-87 June.
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.Countries in Southeast Asia practice many different religions.^ Steps to Travel Asia Mini Guide -- Reed Langdon I travel quiet extensively between many countries, typically business International travel .

^ Ten Things That You Can Do in Singapore -- Jonathan Williams Singapore can be found in Southeast Asia and is recognized as one of the world's richest countries.

^ Dao Jones Thai girls are more conservative than women in many other countries and observe different customs.

.Mainland Southeast Asian countries, which are, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam practice predominantly Buddhism.^ Buddhism is a common religion in Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
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^ I should be proud of my country, Indonesia, as a Southeast Asian country that is advancing its democracy progressively, despite its economy trailing behind other more developed countries such as Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.

^ Australia The sunburnt country The Southeast Asian Times, Saturday 29 August 2009 .

Singapore is also predominantly Buddhist. Ancestor worship and Confucianism is also widely practised in Vietnam and Singapore. .In Maritime Southeast Asia, people living in Malaysia, western Indonesia and Brunei practice mainly Islam.^ The Mien living in Richmond California integrated traditional healing beliefs and practices with the use of Western health services (Gilman, Justice, Saepharn & Charles, 1992).
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^ There is no justice in Singapore compared to Indonesia, which has I believe for the last 30 years had one of the least corrupt court systems in Southeast Asia.

^ Lately, everywhere I go, I seem to hear people discussing this Malaysia-Indonesia dispute regarding the Pendet dance.

.Christianity is predominant in the Philippines, eastern Indonesia and East Timor.^ Of course, there is a common bond between East and West Timor/Eastern Indonesia's islands.

^ Indonesia spent a large amount of money before it left East Timor in 1999.

^ As a citizen of Indonesia, I will never say that Indonesia colonized East Timor.

The Philippines has the largest Roman Catholic population followed very distantly by Vietnam. East Timor is also predominantly Roman Catholic due to a history of Portuguese rule.
The religious composition for each country is as follows. Some values are taken from the CIA World Factbook:[24]
The sacred monastery of Hinduism worship prepare by shelf for the Cambodian superstition sacrific on blessing.
.Religions and peoples are diverse in Southeast Asia and not one country is homogeneous.^ Ten Things That You Can Do in Singapore -- Jonathan Williams Singapore can be found in Southeast Asia and is recognized as one of the world's richest countries.

^ Asian visions of authority: religion and the modern states of East and Southeast Asia.
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^ Travel Asia - A Popular Choice for Travelers -- Wolfgang Jaegel The largest as well as the most populous continents in the world - Asia is a land of diversity with a multitude of geographies, cultures, and people.

.In the world's most populous Muslim nation, Indonesia, Hinduism is dominant on islands such as Bali.^ A Rich and Varied Sri Lanka Island -- Nancy Eben Srilanka, the most scenic islands in the world, have been alluring to visitors from ages.

^ Steenbrink KA (1998) “Muslim-Christian relations in the Pancasila state of Indonesia,” Muslim world (Hartford, Conn.
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^ The report confirmed that Indonesia, the country with the world's largest Muslim population, has done a quantum leap in establishing democracy within the last 10 years.

.Christianity also predominates in Philippines, New Guinea and Timor.^ Myanmar...5.6083 Papua New Guinea ...2.2965 Philippines Peso..

.Pockets of Hindu population can also be found around Southeast Asia in Singapore, Malaysia etc.^ Siddique, Sharon (1981), “Some aspects of malay-Muslim ethnicity in Peninsular Malaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia 3(1): 76-87 June.
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^ Ten Things That You Can Do in Singapore -- Jonathan Williams Singapore can be found in Southeast Asia and is recognized as one of the world's richest countries.

^ Samuel Yesuiah, Seremban, Malaysia Australians lose On oil agreement with Singapore The Southeast Asian Times, Thursday 18 June 2009 .

.Garuda (Sanskrit: Garuḍa), the phoenix who is the mount (vahanam) of Vishnu, is a national symbol in both Thailand and Indonesia; in the Philippines, gold images of Garuda have been found on Palawan; gold images of other Hindu gods and goddesses have also been found on Mindanao.^ Constructing a national past: national history and historiography in Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, and Vietnam: a collection of conference papers from the International Workshop on National History and Historiography held by the Department of History Universiti Brunei Darussalam, September, 1994.
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^ The fact that Thailand has two anthems can be confusing, but every other embassy in the world - republics as well as kingdoms - seems to know which anthem to play on their national day.

^ Islam, S. S. (1998), “The Islamic independence movements in Patani of Thailand and Mindanao of Philippines, Asian Survey, 38(5): 441-456.
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Balinese Hinduism is somewhat different from Hinduism practiced elsewhere, as Animism and local culture is incorporated into it. .Cambodia still involves today in pratice Hindism for mixture toward the excessity Buddhism disciple of the numerous special occasion, wornship and belief with the root of previous powerful Khmer Empire.^ Gunther Deichmann - APSARA traditional Khmer Dancer, Bayon © Gunther Deichmann - Lingas in the river bed, Phnom Kulen is the holiest mountain in Cambodia & the river of 1000 Lingas , a powerful sacred site for Cambodians, even today.

.Christians can also be found throughout Southeast Asia; they are in the majority in East Timor and the Philippines, Asia's largest Christian nation.^ Abdullah, Kamarulnizam (1999), “National security and Malay unity: the issue of radical religious elements in Malaaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia, 21(2): 261-3 August.
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^ Turner, Mark (1995), “Terrorism and Seccession in Southern Philippines: the rise of the Abu Sayyaf,” Comtemporary Southeast Asia 17(1): 10.
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^ Ten Things That You Can Do in Singapore -- Jonathan Williams Singapore can be found in Southeast Asia and is recognized as one of the world's richest countries.

.In addition, there are also older tribal religious practices in remote areas of Sarawak in East Malaysia and Papua in eastern Indonesia.^ Of course, there is a common bond between East and West Timor/Eastern Indonesia's islands.

^ Last month, Antara reported that Indonesia intended to build 30 self-supporting integrated towns on its border with Malaysia, Papua New Guinea and East Timor.

^ Hiebert, M. (1997), “A woman’s place” [Muslim women caught in between Malaysia’s modernization efforts and religious practices] Far Eastern Economic Review, 160: 44-46 Dec 18 .
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In Myanmar, Sakka (Indra) is revered as a nat. In Vietnam, Mahayana Buddhism is practiced, which is influenced by native animism but with strong emphasis on Ancestor Worship.
 Brunei Islam (67%), Buddhism (13%), Christianity (10%), others (indigenous beliefs, etc) (10%)
 Burma Theravada Buddhism (89%), Islam (4%), Christianity (4%), Animism (1%), others (2%)
 Cambodia Theravada Buddhism (95%), Islam, Christianity, Animism other (5%)
 Christmas Island Buddhism (36%), Islam (25%), Christianity (18%), Taoism (15%), others (6%)
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands Sunni Islam (80%), others (20%)
 East Timor Roman Catholicism (90%), Islam (5%), Protestant (3%), others (Buddhism, Hinduism, etc) (2%)
 Indonesia Islam (86.1%), Protestant (5.7%), Roman Catholicism (3%), Hinduism (1.8%), others including Buddhism, or unspecified (3.4%)[25]
 Laos Theravada Buddhism (65%) with Animism (32.9%), Christianity (1.3%), others (0.8%)
 Malaysia Islam (60.4%), Mahayana Buddhism (19.2%), Christianity (9.1%), Hinduism (6.1%), Animism (5.2%)
 Papua New Guinea Roman Catholicism (27%), Evangelical Lutheran (20%), United Church (12%), Seventh-day Adventist Church (10%), Pentecostal (9%), Evangelical (7%), Anglican (3%), other Christian (8%), others (4%)
 Philippines Roman Catholicism (80%), Islam (5%), Evangelical (2.8%), Iglesia ni Cristo (2.2%), Philippine Independent Church (Aglipayan) (2%), other Christian (3%), others (Traditional beliefs, Buddhism, Judaism, nonreligious, etc) (5%)
 Singapore Buddhism (42.5%), Islam (15%), Taoism (8%), Roman Catholicism (4.5%), Hinduism (4%), nonreligious (15%), Christian (10%), others (1%)
South China Sea Islands Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Islam, Taoism, nonreligious
 Thailand Theravada Buddhism (94.6%), Islam (4.6%), others (1%)
 Vietnam Mahayana Buddhism (81%), Roman Catholicism (5%), Theravada Buddhism (2%), Cao Dai (1%), Protestant (1%), others (Animism, Hoa Hao, Islam, nonreligious, etc; 10%)

Languages

Each of the languages have been influenced by cultural pressures due to trade and historical colonization as well. .Thus, for example, a Filipino, educated in English and Filipino, as well as in his native tongue (e.g., Visayan), might well speak another language, such as Spanish for historical reasons, or Chinese, Korean or Japanese for economic reasons; a Malaysian might well speak English, Chinese, Tamil as well as Malay as a second language.^ Is it the Malay language or, the Malaysian language?

^ Is Malay language the same as the Malaysian language?

^ I know too well because I was a translator for an English-language newspaper and went through hard times trying to decipher news from Thai agencies.

The language composition for each country is as follows: (official languages are in bold.)
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Nicobarese, Bengali, English, Hindi, Malayalam, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Shompen, Andamanese languages, others
Brunei Malay, English, Chinese, indigenous Borneian dialects[26]
Cambodia Khmer, English, French, Vietnamese, Thai, Chamic dialects, Chinese languages, others[27]
Christmas Island English, Chinese, Malay[28]
Cocos (Keeling) Islands English, Cocos Malay[29]
East Timor Tetum, Portuguese, Indonesian, English, Mambae, Makasae, Tukudede, Bunak, Galoli, Kemak, Fataluku, Baikeno, others[30]
Indonesia Indonesian, Acehnese, Batak, Minang, Sundanese, Javanese,Banjarese,Sasak, Tetum, Dayak, Minahasa, Toraja, Buginese, Halmahera, Ambonese, Ceramese; English, Dutch, Papuan languages, Chinese, others[31]
Laos Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, Hmong, Miao, Mien, Dao, Shan; French, English others[32]
Malaysia Malay, English, Mandarin, Chinese dialects, Indian languages, Sarawakian and Sabahan languages, others[33]
Myanmar (Burma) Burmese, Shan, Karen, Rakhine, Kachin, Chin, Mon, Chinese languages, Indian languages, others
Philippines Filipino, English, Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilokano, Hiligaynon/Ilonggo, Bicol, Waray, Kapampangan, Pangasinan, others[34]
Singapore English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, other Chinese languages, other Indian languages, Arabic dialects, others
South China Sea Islands English, Filipino, Malay, Mandarin (Chinese), Vietnamese
Thailand Thai, English, Chinese languages, Malay, Lao, Khmer, Isaan, Shan, Lue, Phutai, Mon, Mein, Hmong, Karen, Burmese, others [35]
Vietnam Vietnamese, English, Chinese languages, French, Khmer, mountain area languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian, hmong)[36]

Culture

The Banaue Rice Terraces in Luzon Island, Philippines.
.Rice paddy agriculture has existed in Southeast Asia for thousands of years, ranging across the subregion.^ Vietnam -- carrie esler When is the best time of the year to teach in southeast Asia?

^ Admad, Aijaz (1982), “400 year war—Moro struggle in the Philippines,” Southeast Asia Chronicle, 82: 1 .
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^ There is no justice in Singapore compared to Indonesia, which has I believe for the last 30 years had one of the least corrupt court systems in Southeast Asia.

Some dramatic examples of these rice paddies populate the Banaue Rice Terraces in the mountains of Luzon in the Philippines. Maintenance of these paddies is very labor-intensive. The rice paddies are well-suited to the monsoon climate of the region.
.Stilt houses can be found all over Southeast Asia, from Thailand and Laos, to Borneo, to Luzon in the Philippines, to Papua New Guinea.^ Top Ten Sights to See on a Holiday in Asia -- Kieron Sellens Asia is a huge place, bestriding the tropics and stretching from the mountains of Eastern Europe to the Siberian tundra, from the port of Vladivostok to the tip of Papua New Guinea.

^ Family first In Papua New Guinea public service The National, Sunday 20 June 2009 .

^ Papua New Guinea became independent 34 years ago and since 1975, it has maintained a close relationship with Australia, which provides annual development assistance.

The region has diverse metalworking, especially in Indonesia. This include weaponry, such as the distinctive kris, and musical instruments, such as the gamelan.

Influences

.The region's chief cultural influences have been from either China or India or both, with Vietnam considered by far the most Chinese-influenced.^ In fact, Indonesians should be proud of their heritage and the profound influence they have had in Southeast Asia, parts of Africa and Indo-China, and see the common cultural heritage as a binding force that augurs well for peace and stability in the region.

^ Although Vietnamese culture was strongly influenced by traditional Chinese civilization, the ...

^ The Chinese, whether in Malaysia or China, look at nuptials as the most magical moment in their life and would spend their life savings for that very special occasion.

.Myanmar can be said to be influenced equally by both India and China.^ "Both Sitabok and Seradeng islands will be developed into maritime resorts equaling Bunaken, North Sulawesi," the councillor said.

^ Its area falls under both India and China.

.Western cultural influence is most pronounced in the Philippines, derived particularly from the period of Spanish rule.^ Majul, Cesar Adib (1966), “Islamic and Arab cultural influence in the South of the Philippines,” Journal of Southeast Asian History, 7: 61-73.
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.As a rule, the peoples who ate with their fingers were more likely influenced by the culture of India, for example, than the culture of China, where the peoples first ate with chopsticks; tea, as a beverage, can be found across the region.^ In fact, Indonesians should be proud of their heritage and the profound influence they have had in Southeast Asia, parts of Africa and Indo-China, and see the common cultural heritage as a binding force that augurs well for peace and stability in the region.

^ 'Having just returned from Sri Lanka, I'd just like to add that as a solo young woman I did have quite a bit of trouble from men, more so than I've had elsewhere, including West Africa (that said, I haven't been to India).
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^ Surely, a more glaring example of a cankerous growth within the body politic could not be found than the recent arrest in New Jersey, US, of five rabbis (among 39 others) on multiple charges of bribery and corruption.

The fish sauces distinctive to the region tend to vary.

The Arts

"Buffalo boy plays a flute", Đông Hồ painting, Vietnam.
Apsara Dance show a softful movement, means of graceful and beauty of Cambodia.
A Thai boy plays the khim, a traditional instrument from Cambodia and Thailand.*Khim audio
Balinese writing on palm leaf. Artifacts can be seen in the Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois.
.The arts of Southeast Asia have no affinity with the arts of other areas.^ There is no justice in Singapore compared to Indonesia, which has I believe for the last 30 years had one of the least corrupt court systems in Southeast Asia.

^ The Southeast Asian Times NEW S FOR NO RTHERN AUSTRALIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA .

^ Islam and the State in Indonesia," in Arief Budiman, ed., State and Civil Society in Indonesia (Clayton: Center of Southeast Asian Studies, Monash University, Monash Papers on Southeast Asia, no.
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.Dance in much of Southeast Asia also includes movement of the hands, as well as the feet to express the emotion and meaning of dance upon the story that the ballerina going to tell the audience.Most of Southeast Asian confirmed the Dance into their court, according to Cambodian royal ballet represent them in earlier of 7th century before Khmer Empire which highly influenced by Indian Hinduism.^ In fact, Indonesians should be proud of their heritage and the profound influence they have had in Southeast Asia, parts of Africa and Indo-China, and see the common cultural heritage as a binding force that augurs well for peace and stability in the region.

^ Southeast Asian families have been influenced by their religious and cultural philosophies, such as Buddhist beliefs surrounding karma and reincarnation with concern for ancestral spirits.
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^ The Cambodian people or Khmer culture is a combination of indigenous folk traditions, Indian, and French influences (Zadrozny, 1955).
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Apsara Dance, famous for its strongly hand and feet movement, is a great example of Hindism symbol dance. .Puppetry and shadow plays were also a favoured form of entertainment in past centuries as the famous one known as Wayang from Indonesia.The Arts and Literature in some of Southeast Asia is quite influenced by Hinduism brought to them centuries ago.^ Ten Things That You Can Do in Singapore -- Jonathan Williams Singapore can be found in Southeast Asia and is recognized as one of the world's richest countries.

^ Getting to Bali in Indonesia -- Orson Johnson Bali is an Indonesian island that is one of the most popular tourist spots in Asia.

^ There is no justice in Singapore compared to Indonesia, which has I believe for the last 30 years had one of the least corrupt court systems in Southeast Asia.

.The Tai, coming late into Southeast Asia, brought with them some Chinese artistic traditions, but they soon shed them in favour of the Khmer and Mon traditions, and the only indications of their earlier contact with Chinese arts were in the style of their temples, especially the tapering roof, and in their lacquerware.^ Siddique, Sharon (1981), “Some aspects of malay-Muslim ethnicity in Peninsular Malaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia 3(1): 76-87 June.
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^ Suggested new parameter For investigation into some 'acts of terrorism' The Southeast Asian Times Sunday 19 July 2009 .

^ Malik, Jamal (1997), “Dynamics among traditional religious scholars and their institutions in contemporary Southeast Asia.
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.In Indonesia, despite conversion to Islam opposed to certain forms of art, they retained many forms of Hindu influenced practices, cultures, arts and literatures.^ I like Indonesia and I met many good Muslim friends and business partners and they were upset at this officer ruining their image.

^ Influence of traditional and cultural health practices among Asian women.
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^ There were so many Malaysians of Minangkabau, Batak, Bugis and Javanese ancestry, and many retained their cultural heritage of their roots.

An example will be the Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet) and literatures like the Ramayana. .This is also true for mainland Southeast Asia (excluding Vietnam).^ Asia Travel Insurance - Don't Forget the Credit Card -- Fred Tittle When traveling to Asia everyone recommends that you have travel insurance when you come, this is especially true for Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand.

^ Enjoy These Ten Places in Vietnam -- Jonathan Williams Vietnam is a country that is situated in the Southeast Asia.

^ Vietnam -- carrie esler When is the best time of the year to teach in southeast Asia?

.Dance movements, Hindu gods, arts were also fused into Thai, Khmer, Lao and Burmese cultures.^ The pendet dance is part of our cultural heritage that shows artistic values and cultural symbols that are exclusively part of Hindu-Bali cultural traditions,” he said.

.It has been pointed out that Khmer and Indonesian classical arts were concerned with depicting the life of the gods, but to the Southeast Asian mind the life of the gods was the life of the peoples themselves—joyous, earthy, yet divine.^ Southeast Asian families have been influenced by their religious and cultural philosophies, such as Buddhist beliefs surrounding karma and reincarnation with concern for ancestral spirits.
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^ Also Indonesians are generally very emotional people who would demonstrate over a minor concern and you can see the frequent demonstrations outside the Malaysian Embassy.

^ What are some end-of-life issues for Southeast Asian elders and their families?
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.In Vietnam, the Vietnamese share many cultural similarities with the Chinese.^ Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown - A Draw With Tourists -- Paik-Leong Ewe Many great cities in the world have a Chinatown, which is a section of the city that is dominated by Chinese culture.

^ Although Vietnamese culture was strongly influenced by traditional Chinese civilization, the ...

Music

.Traditional music in Southeast Asia is as varied as its many ethnic and cultural divisions.^ Political culture and ethnicity: an anthropological study in Southeast Asia.
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^ Vietnam: The Cultural Odyssey of South East Asia -- Christine Macguire Vietnam is a culturally diversified nation with 54 ethnic groups with multiple customs and traditions.

^ Nationalism and cultural revival in Southeast Asia: perspectives from the centre and region.
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.Main styles of traditional music can be seen: Court music, folk music, music styles of smaller ethnic groups, and music influenced by genres outside the geographic region.^ You will get a smaller, more detailed guide and when outside the region make your own way and ask to take a look at other travellers guides when needed.
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^ Vietnam: The Cultural Odyssey of South East Asia -- Christine Macguire Vietnam is a culturally diversified nation with 54 ethnic groups with multiple customs and traditions.

Of the court and folk genres, Gong-chime ensembles and orchestras make up the majority (the exception being lowland areas of Vietnam). .Gamelan orchestras from Indonesia, Piphat /Pinpeat ensembles of Thailand & Cambodia and the Kulintang ensembles of the southern Philippines, Borneo, Sulawesi and Timor are the three main distinct styles of musical genres that have influenced other traditional musical styles in the region.^ Nielsen, Jørgen S (1992), “Muslim Separatism: The Moros of Southern Philippines and the Malays of Southern Thailand,” Islam and Christian Relations 3: 158-159 June.
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^ Christensen D (2000), “Muslim music of Indonesia, Aceh and West Sumatra - Celestial-Harmonies-13156-2 (Margaret J.Kartomi),” Yearbook for traditional music 32: 218-219.
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String instruments also are popular in the region.

Writing

.The history of Southeast Asia has led to a wealth of different authors, from both within and without writing about the region.^ Nationalism and cultural revival in Southeast Asia: perspectives from the centre and region.
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^ MacDonald SB, Lemco J (2002), “Political Islam in Southeast Asia,” Current history 101 (658): 388-392 Nov.
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^ Not only does Asia offers a wonderful vacation experience but can also provide a great educational opportunity to learn about all of its different ...

.Originally, Indians were the ones who taught the native inhabitants about writing.^ L ets talk about food; Indian cuisine has always been one of my favorites, I like it a bit spicy and exotic and Indian food is just that.

This is shown through Brahmic forms of writing present in the region such as the Balinese script shown on split palm leaf called lontar, right:
.The antiquity of this form of writing extends before the invention of paper around the year 100 in China.^ To really get around India on anything, but an very extended trip you'll need to make some use of its airline network, which has boomed in pass years.
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Note each palm leaf section was only several lines, written longitudinally across the leaf, and bound by twine to the other sections. The outer portion was decorated. .The alphabets of Southeast Asia tended to be abugidas, until the arrival of the Europeans, who used words that also ended in consonants, not just vowels.^ During the current era of global vulnerabilities, observance of all provisions of the treaty by Asean members is important not just for Southeast Asia, but for the future of world peace.

^ By the end of 1978, about 62,000 boat people were in refugee camps across nine countries in Southeast and East Asia.
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^ Tjandrasasmita, Uka (1983), “The arrival and expansion of Islam in Indonesia relating to Southeast Asia,” Dialog (Jakarta) 7(14): 19-27 (Mar).
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.Other forms of official documents, which did not use paper, included Javanese copperplate scrolls.^ Unfortunately the manager died at a young age and from that day on a board was formed and the Commonwealth did not compete with the other Banks even though it was the largest Bank in Australia.

This would have been more durable in the tropical climate of Southeast Asia.

See also

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.Southeast Asia is a collection of dissimilar but not unrelated states squeezed between the twin giants of India and China.^ Southeast Asia is also known as Indochina because it is between India and China.
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^ Singapore Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia.
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^ Southeast Asia is a collection of dissimilar but not unrelated states squeezed between the twin giants of India and China .
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.The area has long been a favorite corner of the world for globe-tramping backpackers, well-known for its perfect beaches, tasty cuisine, low prices, and good air connections.^ The area has long been a favorite corner of the world for globe-tramping backpackers, well-known for its perfect beaches, tasty cuisine, low prices, and good air connections.
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.Brunei
Tiny oil-rich sultanate in Borneo.^ Brunei The Sultanate of Brunei is a small but - thanks to natural gas and petroleum resources - very rich country located in Southeast ...
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^ First mooted in 1961, Malaysia was envisaged as a merger of Malaya with Singapore, Sarawak, Sabah (still then British North Borneo) and, perhaps, the sultanate of Brunei.
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.Cambodia
Recovering from decades of war and home of Angkor.^ A5: Over the last decade, China took advantage of the U.S. preoccupation with security issues at home and fighting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to expand its power in Southeast Asia.
  • U.S.-ASEAN Summit: President Obama Engages Southeast Asia | Center for Strategic and International Studies 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC csis.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.East Timor
One of the world's newest states, at the eastern tip of Indonesia.^ State's Indonesia/East Timor office director at Heritage Foundation.
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^ For example, several small islands in eastern Indonesia were once the world’s only source of cloves, nutmeg, and mace.
  • Introduction to Southeast Asia | Asia Society 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiasociety.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A certain corpus of the Asian Division’s Malay manuscripts represents one of the United States government’s earliest attempts to acquire information about the Malay world.
  • The Southeast Asia Team of the Asian Division, Library of Congress 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.loc.gov [Source type: Reference]

.Indonesia
The sleeping giant of South-East Asia and the world's largest archipelago, with more than 18,000 islands spanning three time zones.^ Country editors: Asia and South East Asia .
  • Asia & South East Asia 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.gapyear.com [Source type: General]

^ Country profiles - South East Asia .
  • HIV and AIDS in Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.avert.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Asia, with more than 60% of the world population, is the most populous continent in the world.

Laos
The forgotten, but growing, country of South-East Asia, landlocked by Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam
.Malaysia
Multicultural country covering the skyscrapers of KL and the jungle headhunters of Borneo.^ Countries covered include Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, and the Philippines.
  • Southeast Asia Publications 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Imagine camping in the deep jungle of Borneo where various colorful tropical plantations cover ...

.Myanmar (Burma)
Military dictatorship open to the adventurous traveller.^ Asia Geography Notes Burma: Military authorities have promoted the name Myanmar since 1989 as the conventional name for their state.
  • Map of Asia, Asian Countries, and Asian Landforms and Rivers - Worldatlas.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.worldatlas.com [Source type: News]

^ Government officials in Myanmar (a socialist, military dictatorship) have imprisoned two key Foursquare leaders in the past and closed a training center.

^ The people of Myanmar, once known as Burma, continue to struggle against a repressive military government.
  • The Electronic Passport to Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.mrdowling.com [Source type: News]

.Philippines
Freewheeling former Spanish and American colony with over 7,100 islands and beautiful tropical beaches.^ Visitors will be delighted with the heady m Beaches and Wildlife on Christmas Island Christmas Island has a beautiful, long coastline rising up 361 meters above sea level and is an extinct volcano.
  • Asia Travel, Asia Flights, Asia Hotels, Asia Domains | Asia.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.haco.asia.com [Source type: News]

^ 'The World of 1898: the Spanish-American War' (clicking on 'Maps' leads to selections for Cuba, the Philippines and Puerto Rico, which in turn lead to map descriptions and high res.
  • Images of early maps on the web: 10. Asia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.maphistory.info [Source type: Academic]

^ A local Cebuano shares tips on how to enjoy the best island in the Philippines for families interested in city culture and great beaches.

.Singapore
Clean and orderly island-city state.^ Singapore Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Tourist Information - Southeast Asia Travel Guide - You.travel 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC you.travel [Source type: News]

^ Singapore is a city-state in Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Travel Guide - Southeast Asia Interactive Map - iGuide 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC iguide.travel [Source type: News]

^ Payments Accepted RSS What is RSS? Singapore City Travel Singapore Asia Both city and state, Singapore is part of this very exclusive club of micro-states.
  • South East Asia hotel Singapore - South East Asia Singapore hotel overview and rates 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.excelloz.com [Source type: General]

.Thailand
The most popular destination in the region.^ Although famous for its food, and despite its increasing popularity as a tourist destination, Thailand remains relatively unknown to most Westerners.
  • - Books: Southeast Asia » CurryPlum Gifts from Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC curryplum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the 1st through 5th centuries, most of southeast Asia was dominated by Funan, which included most of present Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and the Mekong delta region of Vietnam.
  • Indochina 29 September 2009 17:017 UTC flagspot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This type of vehicle is the most popular within the region due to its relatively low cost and suitability to the environment.

.Vietnam
Firmly marching down the long road to capitalism.^ As details of An's real role in the war slowly emerged, the writer of this book set out - with some success - to map the long road of Vietnam's master of deception.
  • Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news and business from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ House prices in Vietnam, a relative newcomer to capitalism, have come down 30 percent in recent months, following years of steep rises.
  • Memo From Bangkok - This Time, Southeast Asia Is Not at Center of the Crisis - NYTimes.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

Cities

These are the nine of the most prominent cities in Southeast Asia:
  • Bangkok - Thailand's bustling, cosmopolitan capital with nightlife and fervour.
  • Jakarta - The perennially congested capital and largest city of Indonesia.
  • Kuala Lumpur - Grown from a small sleepy Chinese tin-mining village to a bustling metropolis.
  • Luang Prabang - a UNESCO World Heritage City known for its numerous temples, colonial era architecture, and vibrant night market.
  • Manila - Historic, bustling, awe-inspiring, Manila is a blend of cultures and flavors with many places to see.
  • Penang - Former British colony known as the "Pearl of the Orient", and bustling island city with excellent cuisine.
  • Singapore - Modern, affluent city with a medley of Chinese, Indian and Malay influences.
  • Vientiane - The still sleepy capital on the banks of the Mekong River.
  • Yangon (formerly Rangoon) - The commercial capital of Myanmar, known for its pagodas and colonial architecture.

Other destinations

.These are some of the largest and most famous destinations outside of major cities.^ Some security problems in major cities.
  • Cruising Guide to South East Asia, Vol II 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.imray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although famous for its food, and despite its increasing popularity as a tourist destination, Thailand remains relatively unknown to most Westerners.
  • - Books: Southeast Asia » CurryPlum Gifts from Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC curryplum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is a stylish and gracious city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia s most striking colonial architecture.
  • Highlights Of Indochina,Vietnam vacation ,Vietnam Tour Operator ,cycling tour program, hotel discount, in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia 29 September 2009 17:017 UTC www.greentrail-indochina.com [Source type: General]

.Southeast Asia is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, and for a reason.^ Southeast Asia's Top 10 Destinations .
  • :: Southeast Asia Guide and Travel Information - AsiaValley.com :: 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiavalley.com [Source type: News]

^ Stay safe Destinations in Southeast Asia .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Southeast Asia is one of the world's most exotic destinations, and one of the most photogenic.
  • Southeast Asia Photo Safari | nikondigital 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.nikondigital.org [Source type: General]

.Some of the countries here have it all: a tropical climate, warm (or hot!^ Some of the countries here have it all: a tropical climate, warm (or hot!
  • :: Southeast Asia Guide and Travel Information - AsiaValley.com :: 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiavalley.com [Source type: News]

^ The warm tropical climate and natural prosperity of this country has invited many ...

^ Some of the countries here have it all: a tropical climate , warm (or hot!
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

) all year around, rich .culture, gorgeous beaches, wonderful food and last but not least, low prices.^ This policy of artificially lowering the price of rice to encourage exports, and maintain low food costs for urban labourers, "...operates to transfer income from the countryside to the city..."
  • Prostitution in Thailand and Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.links.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While its history and modern-day politics are complex, most of it is also quite safe for the traveller and easy to travel around in.^ While its history and modern-day politics are complex, most of it is also quite safe for the traveller and easy to travel around in.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ The history of the Cold War also draws people in from around the world, eager to experience the long history and the current day beauty of this country.
  • Southeast Asian History 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asianartmall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Trip type: Solo travel I stayed in the INDOCHINA HOTEL for a total of 5 days after travelling for 3 weeks in Cambodia, down the Mekong, and to HCMC.This is one of the most beautiful hotels I have stayed.
  • Hotel: Indochina Hotel (Hanoi, Vietnam) Reviews - TripAdvisor 29 September 2009 17:017 UTC www.tripadvisor.com [Source type: General]

History

.Southeast Asian history is very diverse and often tumultous, and has to an important extent been shaped by European colonialism.^ Hence, European colonialism covered a large chunk of Southeast Asian history.
  • COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM� IN SOUTHEAST ASIA 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.seasite.niu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Question and Answer Session Q: In which Southeast Asian countries are there natural limits to the extent of China’s influence, and in which will China’s influence be greater?
  • China's Soft Power in Southeast Asia: What Does It Mean for the Region, and for the U.S.? - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.carnegieendowment.org [Source type: Original source]

^ White Supremacy: whites are supreme beings The supposed or presumed responsibility of white people to govern and impart their culture to nonwhite people, often advanced as a justification for European colonialism.
  • COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM� IN SOUTHEAST ASIA 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.seasite.niu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The very term Southeast Asia was invented by American Naval strategists around 1940. Southeast Asia was prior to WWII referred to with reference to the colonial powers; farther India for Burma and Thailand, with reference to the main British colony of India, although Thailand was never formally colonized; Indochina referred to the French colonies of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos and Indonesia and parts of maritime Southeast Asia was referred to as the Dutch East Indies.^ American policy in Southeast Asia.

^ GEOGRAPHY Cambodia is located on mainland Southeast Asia between Thailand to the west and north and Vietnam to the east and southeast.
  • Southeast Asia Topics Page - USATODAY.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC content.usatoday.com [Source type: News]
  • Southeast Asia Topics Page - USATODAY.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC content.usatoday.com [Source type: News]
  • Southeast Asia Topics Page - USATODAY.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

^ Wind power in Southeast Asia .

.In addition, what is now Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore were also British colonies.^ Or mostly set in Singapore because this tale of murder on a rubber plantation begins, well, on a rubber plantation somewhere in the then British colony of Malaysia before the action moves south to the city of Singapore at the base of the tri-ethnic Malaysian peninsula.

^ However, ASEAN - which groups together Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam- may well move to censure Burma.
  • POLITICS: Burma, a Burden at ASEAN Summit - IPS ipsnews.net 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC ipsnews.net [Source type: News]

^ The ASEAN brings together the following ten Southeast Asian countries: Brunei, Vietnam, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, and the Philippines.
  • KI Media: ASEAN FMs discuss interaction in maintaining peace 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC ki-media.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

.The Philippines on the other hand was colonized by Spain for 333 years and by the United States for 44 years.^ The Philippines on the other hand was colonized by Spain for 333 years and by the United States for 44 years.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ On the other hand, Indonesia, which is, if anything, more diversified than Burma or the Philippines, describes itself simply as an “independent and sovereign republic ...
  • South-East Asia - World Directory of Minorities 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.faqs.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Maintaining a united front was therefore important, and this probably explained why Malaysia and the Philippines restored diplomatic ties merely a year after their 1968 Sabah dispute.
  • ASEAN in the Cold War & Post-Cold War Eras 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC marklsl.tripod.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.East Timor was colonized by Portugal for 273 years, then occupied by Indonesia for 27 years before becoming the first nation to gain independence in the 21st century.^ As a citizen of Indonesia, I will never say that Indonesia colonized East Timor.

^ Brunei Myanmar (formerly Burma) Cambodia East Timor Indonesia Lao PDR (Laos) Malaysia Philippines Singapore Thailand (formerly Siam ) Vietnam All of the above are members of the Association of South East Asian Nations , except Timor Leste, which is an observer.
  • Southeast Asia - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The European colonial powers acquired lands in Asia and it was not until the 20th century that European influence began to wane as former colonies gained independence.
  • Asia Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Asia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Pre-historic Southeast Asia was largely underpopulated.^ Pre-historic Southeast Asia was largely underpopulated.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ The physiography of Southeast Asia has been formed to a large extent by the convergence of three of the Earth’s major crustal units: the Eurasian, Indian-Australian, and Pacific plates.
  • Southeast Asia -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Japan and the U.S., as the Japanese expanded their conquest of a large region including much of China and Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia | ajc.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: News]

.A process of immigration from India across the Bay of Bengal is referred to as the process of Indianization.^ A process of immigration from India across the Bay of Bengal is referred to as the process of Indianization .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Exactly how and when it happened is contested; however, the population of the mainland region largely happened through immigration from India.^ I’d mention how Southeast Asia is broken up into ‘mainland’ and ‘insular’ regions in with this image.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This relatively large population of potential links was generated through a query containing the string "South East Asian Studies".
  • SE Asian Cyberspace - Measurement 1997 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.ciolek.com [Source type: Academic]

^ S ad to say but I am back… wish I could have stayed longer but my Journey through Rajasthan in India has come to an end, however I have promised myself to return.

.The Sanskrit script still used as the basis for modern Thai, Lao, Burmese and Khmer has its roots from this process.^ The Sanskrit script still used as the basis for modern Thai, Burmese and Khmer has its roots from this process.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Around the 12th century the Khmers emerged as a great empire controlling all the lower Mekong, leaving Sukhothai as a small version of modern Siam and Laos.
  • Indochina 29 September 2009 17:017 UTC flagspot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In 1767 the city of Ayudhya was destroyed by the Burmese, but from 1782 a new Thai dynasty arose – the Chakri (still Thailand’s royal house) – with a new capital, Bangkok.
  • History of South East Asia 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.aseanfocus.com [Source type: Original source]

.On the other hand, population of the archipelegos of East Timor, Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as Malaysia on the mainland is thought to have come about though immigration from Taiwan.^ One the other hand, population of the archipelegos of Indonesia and the Philippines, as well as Malaysia on the mainland is thought to have come about though immigration from Taiwan .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Brunei Myanmar (formerly Burma) Cambodia East Timor Indonesia Lao PDR (Laos) Malaysia Philippines Singapore Thailand (formerly Siam ) Vietnam All of the above are members of the Association of South East Asian Nations , except Timor Leste, which is an observer.
  • Southeast Asia - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Current DateTime: 10:27:30 13 Jan 2010 LinksList Documentid: 21968546 Australia China Hong Kong Indonesia Japan/ South Korea Malaysia Philippines Singapore Taiwan Thailand .
  • CNBC Asia: Asia Business News, TV Channel News and Schedule - CNBC.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.cnbc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For at least two thousand years (and to this day), Southeast Asia has been a conduit for trade between India and China, but large-scale Chinese immigration only began with the advent of the colonial era.^ A succession of trading systems dominated the trade between China and India.

^ A large scale image showing all of Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ India and China are two others.
  • Hoover Institution - Policy Review - Power and Population in Asia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.hoover.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Singapore, the Chinese form a majority of the population, but there are substantial Chinese minorities, assimilated to varying degrees, across all countries in the region.^ In Singapore, the Chinese form a majority of the population, but there are substantial Chinese minorities, assimilated to varying degrees, across all countries in the region.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ There are wide variations in this growth across the region, with the greatest gains in Malaysia and Thailand and little or no increase in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
  • Southeast Asia :: Agriculture -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While many countries in Southeast Asia today have dense populations, in the past the region had considerably lower population density than major Asian countries like India, China and Japan.
  • Political and Cultural Geography of Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.seasite.niu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In recent years, Southeast Asia is acknowledged as having a relatively high rate of economic growth, with Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines often being called the "New Asian Tigers", and Vietnam also recording double digit growth rates in recent years.^ The Philippines The Philippines has a population growth rate of 2.3% per year.

^ South by Southeast: New directions in Southeast Asia .
  • South by Southeast: New directions in Southeast Asia | Gadling.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.gadling.com [Source type: News]

^ I recently spent months traveling in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Singapore.
  • Column: Solution to radical Islam rests in Southeast Asia - Opinion - USATODAY.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC blogs.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

Rice terraces in Banaue, Philippines
Rice terraces in Banaue, Philippines
.Southeast Asia is tropical: the weather hovers around the 30°C mark throughout the year, humidity is high and it rains often.^ Tours and Getting around Southeast Asia .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Southeast Asia is tropical : the weather hovers around the 30°C mark throughout the year, humidity is high and it rains often.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ The first such event to be organized in Southeast Asia This festival was created in 2005 and this year, for the fourth time, the temples of Angkor will become a hub that will draw both famous and passionate photographers from around the world.

.The equatorial parts of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines, have only two seasons, wet and dry, with the dry season somewhat hotter (up to 35°C) and the wet season somewhat cooler (down to 25°C).^ The equatorial parts of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines, have only two seasons, wet and dry , with the dry season somewhat hotter (up to 35°C) and the wet season somewhat cooler (down to 25°C).
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ In Southeast Asia, Al Qaeda’s activities appear to have been concentrated in the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.
  • Terrorism in Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.aph.gov.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei The ultimate guidebook to this fascinatingly diverse corner of Southeast Asia.

.The wet season usually occurs in winter, and the hot season in summer, although there are significant local variations.^ The wet season usually occurs in winter, and the hot season in summer, although there are significant local variations.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Although there have been hundreds of terrorist arrests since the Bali bombing, disproportionately few have occurred in the Philippines.
  • Southeast Asia and the Brotherhood of Terrorism 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.heritage.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At what period man first made his appearance in Asia we do not know , although there have been various and conflicting theories as to when that even took place.
  • CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Asia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.newadvent.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, in Indochina (north/central Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar), the seasons can be broken down into hot, wet and dry, with the relatively cool dry season from November to February or so being the most popular with tourists.^ However, in Indochina (north/central Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam), the seasons can be broken down into hot , wet and dry , with the relatively cool dry season from November to February or so being the most popular with tourists.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ "There is opposition from Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar and Cambodia.
  • SOUTHEAST ASIA: Regional Rights Body Dismissed as "Toothless" - IPS ipsnews.net 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.ipsnews.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Backpacking travel guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Singapore.
  • Backpacking travel guide for Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Singapore. Includes itinerary advice, hotel and guesthouse reviews, maps, photos and general planning advice. All at www.travelfish.org 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.travelfish.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The scorching hot season that follows can see temperatures climb above 40°C in April, cooling down as the rains start around July.^ The scorching hot season that follows can see temperatures climb above 40°C in April, cooling down as the rains start around July.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ However, in Indochina (north/central Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam), the seasons can be broken down into hot , wet and dry , with the relatively cool dry season from November to February or so being the most popular with tourists.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ The winter months (November - March) will see the subcontinent enjoying relatively cool temperatures and clear skies.
  • Southern Asia - Backpacking travel advice > India, Nepal & Sri Lanka 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.travelindependent.info [Source type: General]

.However, even in the "wet" season, the typical pattern is sunny mornings with a short (but torrential) shower in the afternoon, not all-day drizzle, so this alone should not discourage you from travel.^ However, even in the "wet" season, the typical pattern is sunny mornings with a short (but torrential) shower in the afternoon, not all-day drizzle, so this alone should not discourage you from travel.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ ALL OF ASIA We've long been fans of Cathay Pacific's All Asia Pass, which allows you to visit 17 cities in the region over 21 days for $999.
  • Asia: News & Videos about Asia - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Even though the rainy season gets a bad reputation, chances are you’ll get sunny, dry mornings and some unexpected bonuses: .
  • Let it rain: enjoying Southeast Asia’s wet season - travel tips and articles - Lonely Planet 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.lonelyplanet.com [Source type: General]

.Southeast Asia is also home to many mountains, and conditions are generally cooler in the highlands.^ What is the general climate of Southeast Asia?
  • Southeast Asia Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Southeast Asia frequently refers to the area consist of the following, although in general and certain specific usage, the area it refers to can be broader (e.g.
  • Southeast Asia - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Peninsular Southeast Asia is a rugged region traversed by many mountains and drained by great rivers such as the Thanlwin, Ayeyarwady, Chao Phraya, and Mekong.
  • Southeast Asia Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

.In equatorial Southeast Asia, highland temperatures generally range from about 15-25°C. Some of the highest mountains in Indonesia, Vietnam and Myanmar are so high that snow falls every year, and Indonesia is even home to a permanent glacier.^ About.com Southeast Asia Travel .
  • About.com Southeast Asia Travel | Facebook 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

^ Is Southeast Asia even a region?
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Where can I learn more about Southeast Asia?
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and parts of Indonesia (notably Sumatra and Borneo) and the Philippines (notably Palawan), haze from forest fires (usually set intentionally to clear land) is a frequent phenomenon in the dry season from May to October.^ In Malaysia , Brunei , Singapore and parts of Indonesia (notably Sumatra and Borneo ) and the Philippines (notably Palawan ), haze from forest fires (usually set intentionally to clear land) is a frequent phenomenon in the dry season from May to October.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ From there, hop over to Indonesia, where it's dry season until October.
  • National Geographic Adventure Travel Guides: Southeast Asia 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.nationalgeographic.com [Source type: News]

^ After visiting Singapore and Indonesia, we visited the states on Borneo, Sabah, Sarawak, and Brunei .

.Haze comes and goes rapidly with the wind, but Singapore's National Environment Agency has useful online maps [1] of the current situation in the entire region.^ Haze comes and goes rapidly with the wind, but Singapore's National Environment Agency has useful online maps [1] of the current situation in the entire region.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ From Manila with Love J A of Singapore made good use of the no-frills airline currently flying to Manila and came on with us for a 3day 2night golf tour with a friend of his.
  • Golf Tours, Trips, Holiday, Vacation, Packages in Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Cambodia & Philippine 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC golfntours.com [Source type: General]

^ A final map, and I chose this as the best political map of Southeast Asia, comes from the very useful Map Library online at UT Austin.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Religion

.Southeast Asia is religiously diverse.^ Southeast Asia is religiously diverse.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Abdullah, Kamarulnizam (1999), “National security and Malay unity: the issue of radical religious elements in Malaaysia,” Contemporary Southeast Asia, 21(2): 261-3 August.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ It seems obvious that the regional structures in Southeast Asia, and probably in most regions, are not up to the challenge of trans-national, religious terrorism.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Southeast Asia’s War on Terror 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: Original source]

.Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei are predominantly Sunni Muslim, while East Timor and the Philippines are predominantly Roman Catholic.^ Malaysia , Indonesia and Brunei are predominantly Sunni Muslim, while East Timor and the Philippines are predominantly Roman Catholic.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ In Malaysia , Brunei , Singapore and parts of Indonesia (notably Sumatra and Borneo ) and the Philippines (notably Palawan ), haze from forest fires (usually set intentionally to clear land) is a frequent phenomenon in the dry season from May to October.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Special attention is also given to the history of the relationship between Malay Muslims and Christians — a history which is key to understanding the current state of religious and social life in places like Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines.
  • - Books: Southeast Asia » CurryPlum Gifts from Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC curryplum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In northern Southeast Asia, Buddhism dominates, mostly of the Theravada variety, with the exception of Vietnam where the Mahayana variety dominates.^ In the northern Southeast Asia, Buddhism dominates, mostly of the Theravada variety, with the exception of Vietnam where the Mahayana variety dominates.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Sometime back, I broke the news regarding Facebook has almost conquered the whole Southeast Asia market with the exception of Thailand and Philippines.
  • Bernard Leong » Why and How Facebook should come to Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.bernardleong.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Hence, Southeast Asia was exposed to different civilizations, cultures and religions for thousands of years now: animism , Buddhism , Taoism , Confucianism , Hinduism and Islam .
  • COLONIALISM AND NATIONALISM� IN SOUTHEAST ASIA 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.seasite.niu.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, religious minorities exist in every country.^ However, religious minorities exist in every country.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.The ethnic Chinese minorities in the various countries practise a mix of different religions, including Taoism and Mahayana Buddhism.^ Countries in Southeast Asia practise many different religions.
  • Southeast Asia - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its religion was probably a variant of Mahayana Buddhism.
  • History of South East Asia 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.aseanfocus.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Both Mahayana Buddhism and Hinduism were practised then.
  • The Buddhist World: Buddhism in Southeast Asia: Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia. 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.buddhanet.net [Source type: Original source]

.Hinduism is still practised in parts of Indonesia, most notably Bali, as well as by a sizeable proportion of the ethnic Indian community in Malaysia and Singapore.^ Hinduism is still practised in parts of Indonesia, most notably Bali , as well as by a sizeable proportion of the ethnic Indian community in Malaysia and Singapore.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ In Malaysia , Brunei , Singapore and parts of Indonesia (notably Sumatra and Borneo ) and the Philippines (notably Palawan ), haze from forest fires (usually set intentionally to clear land) is a frequent phenomenon in the dry season from May to October.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ The equatorial parts of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia, Singapore and the Philippines, have only two seasons, wet and dry , with the dry season somewhat hotter (up to 35°C) and the wet season somewhat cooler (down to 25°C).
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.The southern parts of Thailand are home to ethnic Malays who mostly practise Islam, while the island of Mindanao in the Philippines is also home to a sizeable Muslim community.^ The southern parts of Thailand are home to ethnic Malays who mostly practise Islam, while the island of Mindanao in the Philippines is also home to a sizeable Muslim community.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Garuda (Sanskrit: Garuḍa), the phoenix who is the mount (vahanam) of Vishnu , is a national symbol in both Thailand and Indonesia ; in the Philippines , gold images of Garuda have been found on Palawan ; gold images of other Hindu gods and goddesses have also been found on Mindanao .
  • Southeast Asia - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Receiving less media attention but perhaps possessing far greater potential for international terrorism is the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF), another separatist group in the southern Philippines island of Mindanao.
  • Terrorism - Al Qaeda in Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.cdi.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Indonesia is also home to many Christians, most notably on Papua and the island of Sulawesi.^ Indonesia is also home to many Christians, most notably on the island of Sulawesi .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Like Buddhism on the mainland, Islam continues to be the dominant religion in the island world although Protestant Christianity is said to account for some 8% of Indonesia's population.
  • South-East Asian Religions 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC philtar.ucsm.ac.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Page 127-8 Hints on protocol Yachts are viewed with intense, benign curiosity in many of the remoter islands in Indonesia.
  • Cruising Guide to South East Asia, Vol II 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.imray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In East Malaysia as well as more remote parts of various countries, various tribal religions are still widely practised.^ In East Malaysia as well as more remote parts of various countries, various tribal religions are still widely practised.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ ASEAN replaced the Association of South East Asia (ASA), which had been formed by the Philippines, Thailand, and the Federation of Malaya (now part of Malaysia) in 1961.
  • ASEAN (international organization) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are wide variations in this growth across the region, with the greatest gains in Malaysia and Thailand and little or no increase in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
  • Southeast Asia :: Agriculture -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Talk

.Most of Southeast Asia's major languages are not mutually intelligible.^ Most of Southeast Asia's major languages are not mutually intelligible.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Where is the majority of Southeast Asia's population?
  • Southeast Asia Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

^ Where do most people in Southeast Asia live?
  • Southeast Asia Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia.com articles about Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.encyclopedia.com [Source type: Academic]

.English is a traveller's most useful language overall, although for longer stays in any Southeast Asian country (except maybe Singapore, and most of the time, Malaysia, Brunei and Philippines), picking up at least some of the local language is useful, and may be essential, especially if you plan to venture beyond the big cities to more rural areas.^ For more details …Open page here The Southeast Asian Times .

^ Some Southeast Asian countries are located on ...
  • southeast asia - docstoc 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.docstoc.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Philippine local airlines may keep promotions to boost travel .
  • Asean Affairs - The Voice of Southeast Asia 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC www.aseanaffairs.com [Source type: News]

.Chinese is also helpful, although many Southeast Asian Chinese speak only southern dialects like Cantonese or Minnan, not Mandarin.^ Chinese is also helpful, although many Southeast Asian Chinese speak only southern dialects like Cantonese or Minnan , not Mandarin.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Although primarily descendants of Austronesian, Tai, and Mon-Khmer-speaking immigrants who migrated from Southern China during the Iron Age, there are overlays of Chinese, European, as well as Papuan genes.
  • Southeast Asia - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And like many Americans, the Chinese are turning to the Internet to book their flights, hotels and rental cars.

Get in

.Southeast Asia's touristy countries (Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand) do not require visas from most visitors.^ Singapore has surfaced as the Kuwait of Southeast Asia: a small country (pop.
  • Southeast Asia: News & Videos about Southeast Asia - CNN.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Countries covered include Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, and the Philippines.
  • Southeast Asia Publications 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.niu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ It comprises the ten countries of Southeast Asia.
  • Asean Secretariat Technical Assistant Jobs Vacancies 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC www.yousaytoo.com [Source type: General]

.Cambodia, Laos, Indonesia and East Timor offer visas on arrival at most points of entry.^ Cambodia , Laos , Indonesia and East Timor offer visas on arrival at most points of entry.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Brunei Myanmar (formerly Burma) Cambodia East Timor Indonesia Lao PDR (Laos) Malaysia Philippines Singapore Thailand (formerly Siam ) Vietnam All of the above are members of the Association of South East Asian Nations , except Timor Leste, which is an observer.
  • Southeast Asia - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Today the countries that are bound by the Mekong River - Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam - offer Chinas southwestern regions the chance to catch up economically with the more prosperous provinces of the countrys east coast.
  • POLITICS: China Pulling Southeast Asia into Its Orbit - IPS ipsnews.net 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC ipsnews.net [Source type: News]

.Vietnam and Myanmar require advance paperwork for most visitors.^ Vietnam and Myanmar require advance paperwork for most visitors.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ This little country, situated between Thailand, Myanmar, China, Vietnam and Cmbodia, is the most bombed and least developed country in Asia.

^ Southeast Asia's touristy countries ( Malaysia , Philippines , Singapore , Thailand ) do not require visas from most visitors.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

By plane

.The main international gateways to Southeast Asia are Bangkok (Thailand) and Singapore, with Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) in third place.^ Soaking in Southeast Asia skip to main .

^ Waterfalls of Southeast Asia skip to main .

^ KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian police Wednesday freed nine Christians who were arrested and held overnight after a university official mista...

.Manila (Philippines) also offers relatively good connections to other cities outside the region, particularly North America.^ Manila also offers good but limited connections to other cities outside the region, particularly North America.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Increasingly Manila views the PRC as the regional economic dynamo that can help pull the Philippines out of its economic malaise.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Energy Security and Southeast Asia: The Impact on Maritime Boundary and Territorial Disputes 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You will get a smaller, more detailed guide and when outside the region make your own way and ask to take a look at other travellers guides when needed.
  • Southern Asia - Backpacking travel advice > India, Nepal & Sri Lanka 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.travelindependent.info [Source type: General]

.Hong Kong also makes a good springboard into the region, with many low-cost carriers flying into Southeast Asian destinations.^ Hong Kong also makes a good springboard into the region, with many low-cost carriers flying into Southeast Asian destinations.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Much of Southeast Asia is now covered by a dense web of discount carriers , making this a fast and affordable way of getting around.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Chinese is also helpful, although many Southeast Asian Chinese speak only southern dialects like Cantonese or Minnan , not Mandarin.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

By train

.The only railway line into Southeast Asia is between Vietnam and China, and consequently on to Russia and even Europe.^ Is Southeast Asia even a region?
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The only railway line into Southeast Asia is between Vietnam and China , and consequently on to Russia and even Europe .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Democratic transition and consolidation in Southern Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia / edited by Diane Ethier.

.There are no connections between Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries yet, although there are plans for links through both Cambodia and Myanmar onward to the existing Thailand-Malaysia network.^ There has been no progress yet.
  • ASEAN Energy News Service 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC aseanenergy.org [Source type: News]

^ There are no Buddhist separatists in Thailand.
  • The Jawa Report v3.0 Beta Archives 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC mypetjawa.mu.nu [Source type: News]

^ There are no connections between Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries yet, although there are plans for links through both Cambodia and Myanmar onward to the existing Thailand - Malaysia network.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

By boat

.Southeast Asia is a popular destination for round the world cruises, and many of them make several stops in Southeast Asia with the option to go for shore excursions.^ Stay safe Destinations in Southeast Asia .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Favorite travel destinations in Asia/SouthEast Asia?

^ Southeast Asia is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, and for a reason.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Popular ports of call include Singapore, Langkawi, Penang, Tioman, Redang, Phuket and Ko Samui.^ Popular ports of call include Singapore , Langkawi , Penang , Tioman , Redang , Phuket and Ko Samui .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Weddings, as they say, are made in heaven, and Malaysia has plenty of heavenly places such as Penang, Langkawi, Redang or Tioman which are suitable for wedding and honeymoon destinations.

^ Darwin Ha Noi Cairns Singapore Derby Bangkok Port Hedland Kuala Lumpur Kununurra Manila Townsville Denpasar HCM City Surabaya Penang Dili Port Moresby Phuket Phnom Penh Jakarta .

.In addition, Star Cruises [2] also operates cruises from Hong Kong and Taiwan to various destinations in Southeast Asia.^ In addition, Star Cruises also operates crusies from Hong Kong and Taiwan to various destinations in Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Stay safe Destinations in Southeast Asia .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Favorite travel destinations in Asia/SouthEast Asia?

Get around

By plane

.Much of Southeast Asia is now covered by a dense web of discount carriers, making this a fast and affordable way of getting around.^ PDF ]) The reason why people think that South East ASia is the way it is right now is because their geographical situation.
  • Southeast Asia - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The peoples of Southeast Asia were trained to carry burdens on their heads; it was a common sight to see a child balancing a small object like a bowl on her head, in distinction to her mother or aunt balancing a much larger load.
  • Southeast Asia - on Opentopia, a free Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC encycl.opentopia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Japan and the U.S., as the Japanese expanded their conquest of a large region including much of China and Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia | ajc.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC projects.ajc.com [Source type: News]

.Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are the main hubs for discount airlines in the area.^ Bangkok , Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are the main hubs for discount airlines in the area.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ One month in Southeast Asia Overland from Singapore to Shanghai (via Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Guangzhou) Southeast Asia city tours .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok, all in one day.
  • ASEAN Day Celebration 2009 | Ollie's Blog :: Read. Write. Blog. 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC www.salsabeela.com [Source type: General]

.The larger multinational discount airlines and most national carriers are respectable, but some of the smaller airlines have questionable safety records, especially on domestic flights using older planes — do some research before you buy.^ The larger multinational discount airlines and all national carriers are respectable, but some of the smaller airlines have questionable safety records, especially on domestic flights using older planes — do some research before you buy.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ You may not be able to buy your return plane ticket so far in advance, and one-way tickets are significantly more costly.
  • Backpack in Southeast Asia on $20 a Day | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC blog.mint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Event will begin with tech talks and hack-related presentations from some of the Web’s most respected developers in the industry.
  • Join Open Hack Day 2009 – Southeast Asia! | Tech At Hand Dot Net | Philippines, Technology, SEO and Blogging 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC techathand.net [Source type: General]

.Services along the main Singapore-Kuala Lumpur-Bangkok business corridor are extremely frequent, with frequencies almost like a bus service in the daytime, meaning that competition is stiff and prices are low if you book in advance.^ Bangkok , Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are the main hubs for discount airlines in the area.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ One month in Southeast Asia Overland from Singapore to Shanghai (via Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Guangzhou) Southeast Asia city tours .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Monorail - A Good Way to Explore Kuala Lumpur -- Paik-Leong Ewe Jaded of catching the sights of Kuala Lumpur from your tour bus?

By train

.Thailand has the most extensive network, with relatively frequent and economical (albeit slow, compared to most buses) and generally reliable services.^ Thailand has the most extensive network, with relatively frequent and economical (albeit slow, compared to most buses) and generally reliable services.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Although famous for its food, and despite its increasing popularity as a tourist destination, Thailand remains relatively unknown to most Westerners.
  • - Books: Southeast Asia » CurryPlum Gifts from Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC curryplum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So the People's Economic Development concept offered by one of the presidential running mates is considered as the pertinent agenda for the people by most of the retired Army generals.

.The main lines from Bangkok are north to Chiang Mai; north-east via Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) to Nong Khai and also east to Ubon Ratchathani; east via Chachoengsao to Aranyaprathet and also south-east via Pattaya to Sattahip; and south via Surat Thani (province) to Ko Samui, Ko Pha Ngan, Ko Tao and Hat Yai, through Malaysia via Butterworth, Kuala Lumpur, and Johor Bahru, to Singapore.^ Bangkok , Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are the main hubs for discount airlines in the area.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ The main lines from Bangkok are north to Chiang Mai ; north-east via Nakhon Ratchasima (Khorat) to Nong Khai and also east to Ubon Ratchathani ; east via Chachoengsao to Aranyaprathet and also south-east via Pattaya to Sattahip ; and south via Surat Thani (province) to Ko Samui , Ko Pha Ngan , Ko Tao and Hat Yai , through Malaysia via Butterworth , Kuala Lumpur , and Johor Bahru , to Singapore .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian police Wednesday freed nine Christians who were arrested and held overnight after a university official mista...

.The networks in Indonesia and Myanmar are more limited and decrepit and perhaps best experienced for their nostalgic value.^ The networks in Indonesia and Myanmar are more limited and decrepit and perhaps best experienced for their nostalgic value.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Cambodia's railways were badly hit by the civil war and have been going downhill ever since.^ Cambodia 's railways were badly hit by the civil war and have been going downhill ever since.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Thankfully, no one at FORTUNE or among our immediate families died in the worst single day of violence on American soil since the Civil War.
  • Asia: News & Videos about Asia - CNN.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC topics.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The north was off-limits for twenty years owing to a brutal civil war, but has opened up since 2002, as a ceasefire has been declared.
  • Southern Asia - Backpacking travel advice > India, Nepal & Sri Lanka 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.travelindependent.info [Source type: General]

.The only remaining passenger service connects the capital Phnom Penh with the next-largest town Battambang, and takes longer to arrive than a reasonably determined cyclist.^ The only remaining passenger service connects the capital Phnom Penh with the next-largest town Battambang , and takes longer to arrive than a reasonably determined cyclist.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ I'd like to rent a bike for at least a day - either to explore the town, or take some longer rides into the country.

^ The Ambassador in Phnom Penh concluded that the United States could no longer work with Cambodia as long as Sihanouk remained in power.
  • 95/03/06 Foreign Relations, 1961-63, Vol XXIII, Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC dosfan.lib.uic.edu [Source type: Original source]

.It is no longer possible to transit all the way through Cambodia to Thailand by rail.^ It is no longer possible to transit all the way through Cambodia to Thailand by rail.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Highlights Tibet Vietnam Cambodia China Thailand There is no simple way to describe the wealth of opportunity that Asia travel offers the adventure seeker.
  • Asia Travel - Experience Asian Adventure Tours from Gap Adventures 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.gapadventures.com [Source type: General]

^ This means there is no dry season at all with the highest rainfall coming at the end of the year, when there is a possibility of both monsoons and typhoons.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

By boat

.International ferry links are surprisingly limited, but it's possible to cross over from Malaysia to Sumatra (Indonesia) and from Singapore to the Riau Islands (Indonesia) and Johor (Malaysia).^ International ferry links are surprisingly limited, but it's possible to cross over from Malaysia to Sumatra (Indonesia) and from Singapore to the Riau Islands (Indonesia).
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ In Malaysia , Brunei , Singapore and parts of Indonesia (notably Sumatra and Borneo ) and the Philippines (notably Palawan ), haze from forest fires (usually set intentionally to clear land) is a frequent phenomenon in the dry season from May to October.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ However, ASEAN - which groups together Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam- may well move to censure Burma.
  • POLITICS: Burma, a Burden at ASEAN Summit - IPS ipsnews.net 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC ipsnews.net [Source type: News]

.Star Cruises [3] also operates a fleet of cruise ferries between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, occasionally venturing as far as Cambodia, Vietnam and even Hong Kong.^ Cambodia & Vietnam are even cheaper.
  • Q&A: Southeast Asia Budget - In Transit Blog - NYTimes.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC intransit.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • Q&A: Southeast Asia Budget - In Transit Blog - NYTimes.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC intransit.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Thailand hotels Hong Kong hotels in Japan Singapore Philippines Vietnam hotel Malaysia .
  • Thailand hotels Hong Kong hotels in Japan Singapore Philippines Vietnam hotel Malaysia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Star Cruises [2] also operates a fleet of cruise ferries between Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand, occasionally venturing as far as Cambodia, Vietnam and even Hong Kong.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Domestic passenger ferries link various islands in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia and the Philippines, but safety regulations are often ignored, boats often overloaded, and sinkings are not uncommon.^ The domestic dimensions to the dispute, particularly for Indonesia, cannot be ignored.
  • Harvard Asia Quarterly - Energy Security and Southeast Asia: The Impact on Maritime Boundary and Territorial Disputes 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.asiaquarterly.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The secret islands of Southeast Asia .
  • Southeast Asia: News & Videos about Southeast Asia - CNN.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Domestic passenger ferries link various islands in Southeast Asia, particularly in Indonesia and the Philippines , but safety regulations are often ignored, boats often overloaded, and sinkings are not uncommon.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Be sure to inspect the boat before you agree to get on, and avoid boats that look overcrowded or too run down.^ Be sure to inspect the boat before you agree to get on, and avoid boats that look overcrowded or too run down.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Make sure to consult its copyright statement before using any of the images you find .
  • Images of early maps on the web: 10. Asia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.maphistory.info [Source type: Academic]

^ As with the airport taxi, make sure you negotiate a rate before setting out!

By car

.Getting around continental Southeast Asia as well as intra-island travel in the various islands of Southeast Asia by car is possible, but definitely not for the faint hearted.^ About.com Southeast Asia Travel .
  • About.com Southeast Asia Travel | Facebook 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

^ Favorite travel destinations in Asia/SouthEast Asia?

^ See also: Southeast Asia travel forum .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.While you can drive yourself around Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei without any major problems after giving yourself some time to get used to the relative lack of road courtesy, traffic conditions elsewhere range from just bad to total chaos.^ Some security problems in major cities.
  • Cruising Guide to South East Asia, Vol II 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.imray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you are just starting in the field, this domain will give you unparalleled visibility and search engine presence; if you are a long-time dealer, Indokain.com can enhance and protect your position into the future.
  • Asian art galleries, antique dealers on Asianart.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.asianart.com [Source type: News]

^ A dispute over the use of the word "Allah" by Christians in Malaysia is the latest sign of growing hard-line Islamic influence in what has been a relatively moderate Muslim-majority country.
  • Southeast Asia News - Topix 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: News]

.As such, it is advisable to rent a car with a driver, and not try to drive yourself around.^ As such, it is advisable to rent a car with a driver, and not try to drive yourself around.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Best advice is to find a tuk tuk driver and arrange a deal for them to drive you around all day.
  • Backpack in Southeast Asia on $20 a Day | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC blog.mint.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Traffic moves on the left in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, East Timor and Singapore, and moves on the right elsewhere.^ The five founding members (ASEAN-5)—Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand—were joined by another five: Brunei in 1984 and, more recently, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia.
  • Southeast Asia: Snapshots Reveal New Asia Rising - 2007-03-01 07:00:00 | Control Engineering 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.controleng.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, made up of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, are actively working to achieve regional economic and political integration.
  • Southeast Asia - Column - World Trade 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.worldtrademag.com [Source type: News]

^ However, ASEAN - which groups together Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia, Brunei, the Philippines, Indonesia and Vietnam- may well move to censure Burma.
  • POLITICS: Burma, a Burden at ASEAN Summit - IPS ipsnews.net 10 February 2010 10:39 UTC ipsnews.net [Source type: News]

Thaiwand Wall and Phra Nang Beach, Rai Leh, Thailand
Thaiwand Wall and Phra Nang Beach, Rai Leh, Thailand
It's difficult to choose favorites from a region as varied as Southeast Asia, but picking one representative sight per country:
  • The awe-inspiring temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia
  • The eerie, continually erupting volcanoes of Mount Bromo in Indonesia
  • The laid-back former royal capital of Luang Prabang in Laos
  • The surreal mix of modernity and tradition in Malaysia's capital-to-be Putrajaya
  • The literally thousands of ancient temples and stupas which make up the cityscape of Bagan, Myanmar
  • The 2000-year-old rice terraces of Banaue, built onto the mountains of Ifugao in the Philippines by ancestors of the Batad indigenous people
  • The colorful ethnic districts of Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam in Singapore
  • The limestone cliffs, azure waters and perfect beaches of Krabi in Thailand
  • The delightfully well-preserved ancient trading port of Hoi An in Vietnam
Spotted Moray Eel in Sabang, Philippines
Spotted Moray Eel in Sabang, Philippines

Watersports

.Scuba diving is a major draw for visitors to Southeast Asia, with the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia all boasting world-class diving locations.^ Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news and business from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam .
  • Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news and business from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Southeast Asia's touristy countries ( Malaysia , Philippines , Singapore , Thailand ) do not require visas from most visitors.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Scuba diving is a major draw for visitors to Southeast Asia, with the Philippines , Thailand , Malaysia and Indonesia all boasting world-class diving locations.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Surfing is also an increasing popular sport especially in the Philippines and Indonesia, with Nias and Bali the top draws.^ Surfing is also an increasing popular sport especially in the Philippines and Indonesia , with Nias and Bali the top draws.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Getting to Bali in Indonesia -- Orson Johnson Bali is an Indonesian island that is one of the most popular tourist spots in Asia.

^ Scuba diving is a major draw for visitors to Southeast Asia, with the Philippines , Thailand , Malaysia and Indonesia all boasting world-class diving locations.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Try wakeboarding at Southeast Asia's largest wakeboarding center in Camarines Sur in the Philippines.^ Try wakeboarding at Southeast Asia's largest wakeboarding center in Camarines Sur in the Philippines .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Sometime back, I broke the news regarding Facebook has almost conquered the whole Southeast Asia market with the exception of Thailand and Philippines.
  • Bernard Leong » Why and How Facebook should come to Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.bernardleong.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ NW, 3rd Floor, Washington, DC 20009, (202) 662-4690: http://www.searac.org Southeast Asia Resource Action Center.
  • Health and Health Care of Southeast Asian American 15 September 2009 2:58 UTC www.stanford.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Explore the world's longest underground river the Puerto Prinsesa Subterranean River National Park in Palawan also in the Philippines.^ Explore the world's underground river the Puerto Prinsesa Subterranean River National Park in Palawan also in the Philippines .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Kinabalu National Park, a designated World Heritage ...

^ Day Trekking in Gunung Mulu National Park Visit the Gunung Mulu National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and trek along the famous Headhunter's Trail, which...
  • South East Asia Tours and Attractions 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.isango.com [Source type: General]

Massage

.Southeast Asia, in particular Indonesia and Thailand, is well-known throughout the world for its traditional massages.^ This country is also known as the shopping center of Asia as well as the world, and Singapore ...

^ Sometime back, I broke the news regarding Facebook has almost conquered the whole Southeast Asia market with the exception of Thailand and Philippines.
  • Bernard Leong » Why and How Facebook should come to Southeast Asia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.bernardleong.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia blooms the world's biggest flower -- a massive fleshy orb designed by nature to attract insects by mimicking the...

.While the conditions of massage parlours vary, those located in major hotels in touristy areas are usually clean, though you would generally pay a premium for them.^ As Singapore is considered to be the main financial centre of Southeast Asia, Singapore dollars would generally be accepted in major tourist areas if you're in a pinch (and are legal tender in Brunei), though the conversion rate might not be very favourable.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ At if-only rates, you get outstanding service & ideal location in Hanoi's Old Quarter at our well equipped hotel.
  • Asia Vacations, Rentals, Adventure Travel, Tours & Getaways 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC realadventures.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They also encouraged those young Malay radicals hoping for links with the Indonesian nationalists, though few Peninsular Malays supported them and the idea would not get far.
  • History of South East Asia 19 September 2009 7:32 UTC www.aseanfocus.com [Source type: Original source]

Nevertheless, prices remain much lower than in most Western countries, with 2-hour massages starting from around US$10-20.
Chinese New Year decorations on sale in Singapore
Chinese New Year decorations on sale in Singapore
.Every Southeast Asian country has its own currency.^ Every Southeast Asian country has its own currency.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Fishing contributes only a token amount to the GDP of Southeast Asian countries, but it is an important livelihood in certain areas and supplies a significant portion of the local diet.
  • Southeast Asia :: Agriculture -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Vast majority of women who are available as "mail order brides" are young Asian women from poorer Southeast Asian countries.

.The US dollar is the official currency of East Timor, the unofficial currency of Cambodia and Laos, and (for larger payments) is widely accepted in all Southeast Asian cities.^ The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries, made up of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, are actively working to achieve regional economic and political integration.
  • Southeast Asia - Column - World Trade 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.worldtrademag.com [Source type: News]

^ There are wide variations in this growth across the region, with the greatest gains in Malaysia and Thailand and little or no increase in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
  • Southeast Asia :: Agriculture -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The following are some places associated with "Southeast Asia" Asia Cambodia Dutch East Indies (islands, Southeast Asia) Dvaravati (ancient kingdom, Asia) Laos Malay Archipelago (islands, southeast Asia) Malaysia Myanmar Singapore Thailand Vietnam Other .
  • Southeast Asia :: Agriculture -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Euros are also widely accepted in the major cities, although rates are rarely as good as for dollars. .Thai baht are widely accepted in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.^ Thai baht is one of the unofficial currencies in Cambodia , Laos and Myanmar .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ There are wide variations in this growth across the region, with the greatest gains in Malaysia and Thailand and little or no increase in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
  • Southeast Asia :: Agriculture -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The major Asian Highway, linking Thailand, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and Malaysia is completed, and is four lanes wide in most sections.
  • Southeast Asia - Column - World Trade 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.worldtrademag.com [Source type: News]

.As Singapore is considered to be the main financial centre of Southeast Asia, Singapore dollars would generally be accepted in major tourist areas if you're in a pinch (and are legal tender in Brunei), though the conversion rate might not be very favourable.^ Soaking in Southeast Asia skip to main .

^ Brunei is a very unique country not only in Southeast Asia, but in the world.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Southeast Asia tourist attractions and sightseeing .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Exchange rates for Southeast Asian currencies tend to be very poor outside the region, so it's best to exchange (or use the ATM) only after arrival.^ Exchange rates for Southeast Asian currencies tend to be very poor outside the region, so it's best to exchange (or use the ATM) only after arrival.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ Fishing contributes only a token amount to the GDP of Southeast Asian countries, but it is an important livelihood in certain areas and supplies a significant portion of the local diet.
  • Southeast Asia :: Agriculture -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Chinese is also helpful, although many Southeast Asian Chinese speak only southern dialects like Cantonese or Minnan , not Mandarin.
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.Alternatively, Singapore and Hong Kong have many money changers who offer competitive rates for Southeast Asian currencies, so you might plan to spend a night or two in transit for you to get your money changed.^ Who's changing settings on your instrumentation?
  • Southeast Asia: Snapshots Reveal New Asia Rising - 2007-03-01 07:00:00 | Control Engineering 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.controleng.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A quick note on FREE bies: While conditions apply, for your golf package, we can offer you a FREE Room for every 16 purchased and, many airlines and travel agencies do offer a FREE air-ticket for every 15 purchased on a package-to-package basis.
  • Golf Tours, Trips, Holiday, Vacation, Packages in Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Cambodia & Philippine 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC golfntours.com [Source type: General]

^ Do not hesitate to present your ideas to those who may be able to offer the financial backing you are looking for.
  • Southeast Asia Forum - Topix 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.topix.net [Source type: General]

Costs

.Southeast Asia is cheap, so much so that it is among the cheapest travel destinations on the planet.^ Stay safe Destinations in Southeast Asia .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

^ About.com Southeast Asia Travel .
  • About.com Southeast Asia Travel | Facebook 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

^ Southeast Asia travel tips, flights .
  • Southeast Asia travel tips, flights | Southeast Asia hotels, youth hostels, nightlife | Southeast Asia tourist attractions, culture, souvenirs 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.traveltips24.com [Source type: News]

.US$20 is a perfectly serviceable daily backpacker budget in most countries in the region, while the savvy traveler can eat well, drink a lot and stay in five-star hotels for US$100/day.^ Hotel is selling us the tickets at USD79 per person but go to Sinh Cafe Travel agency (its everywhere in the streets, every corner).
  • Indochina Hotel Hanoi Vietnam - BEST DISCOUNT RATES Hotel Deals 29 September 2009 17:017 UTC www.agoda.com [Source type: General]

^ The Rough Guide to Southeast Asia on a Budget is the perfect companion for anyone looking to make the most of this exotic region without breaking the bank.
  • Southeast Asia on a Budget :: Rough Guides Shop 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.roughguides.com [Source type: News]

^ Lively reviews of the best places to stay, eat, drink and party.

Some exceptions do stand out. .The rich city-states of Singapore and Brunei are about twice as expensive as their neighbors, while at the other end of the spectrum, the difficulty of getting into and around underdeveloped places like Myanmar, East Timor and the backwoods of Indonesia drives up prices there too.^ Indonesia, Myanmar, East Timor, and Brunei are oil rich nations within Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sarawak borders Kalimantan, Indonesia and Brunei, the oil rich state.

^ A few countries, notably Japan, Singapore, and the oil-rich countries of the Arabian Peninsula, have attained high standards of living; others, such as Bangladesh and Myanmar, are among the poorest.
  • Asia -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: Reference]

.In Singapore in particular, the sheer scarcity of land drives accommodation rates up and you would be looking at US$100 per night for a four-star hotel.^ Rate starts from US $23 per night.
  • Thailand hotels Hong Kong hotels in Japan Singapore Philippines Vietnam hotel Malaysia 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The small hotel you got us was superb.
  • Golf Tours, Trips, Holiday, Vacation, Packages in Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Cambodia & Philippine 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC golfntours.com [Source type: General]

^ You’ll find cyclo drivers right outside our hotel and the going rate is 50,000 VND per hour.

Shopping

.Southeast Asia is a shopping haven, with both high end branded goods and dirt cheap street goods.^ While the book focuses on recipes, Kime learned quite a bit more while conducting research on the streets of Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and beyond.
  • Southeast Asia: News & Videos about Southeast Asia - CNN.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ From Sumatra, to Mindanao, to the Isthmus of Kra, people are proud of their Islamic faith and the way they and the outside world interact will have an impact on the future of both Southeast Asia and the world.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Carlo Cristi specializes in high quality antiquities from South and Southeast Asia and the Himlayas.
  • Asian art galleries, antique dealers on Asianart.com 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.asianart.com [Source type: News]

.The most popular city for shopping in Southeast Asia is Bangkok, although Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore all have extensive arrays of exclusive shopping malls stocked with haute couture labels.^ Flooding in Southeast Asia’s megacities – particularly Bangkok, Jakarta, Manila, and Ho Chi Minh City are major problems.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Riding partner at Ho Chi Minh City .

^ Hotels in Ho Chi Minh city ~ Duxton hotel - 125 USD .

.On the other end of the spectrum, street markets remain a part of daily life (except in Singapore) and are the place to go for dirt cheap or counterfeit items.^ On the opposite end of the spectrum, Singapore continued to block a nominal amount of adult content and pornographic Web sites.
  • Asia | OpenNet Initiative 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC opennet.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Some towns like Chiang Mai in Thailand and Ubud in Bali, Indonesia are well-known for enormous markets selling traditional artworks, and it's often possible to buy directly from local artists or have dresses, jewelry, furniture etc made to order.^ For those who reach the northern city of Chiang Mai, Thailand, there ...

^ As a rule of thumb, anything a retailer sells in overseas markets for US$4, he must be able to get in Indonesia for $1.

^ There have been some cases in which our artisans faced legal suits because they made jewelry based on traditional motifs and designs which apparently had been patented by foreign businessmen,” he said.

Fruit at a street market, Thailand
Fruit at a street market, Thailand
.Rice is the main Southeast Asian staple, with noodles of all sorts an important second option.^ The main routes are: Islamabad to Gilgit (most in demand) - a good second option is Islamabad to Skardu and then enjoy the beautiful (scary) road trip to Giligt.
  • Southern Asia - Backpacking travel advice > India, Nepal & Sri Lanka 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.travelindependent.info [Source type: General]

^ UCB MAIN HQ1745.8 .D41 1988 UCB SSEA HQ1745.8 .D41 1988 Emergent voices : Southeast Asian women novelists / Thelma B. Kintanar...
  • Southeast Asia Women Studies Bibliography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.lib.berkeley.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ During the current era of global vulnerabilities, observance of all provisions of the treaty by Asean members is important not just for Southeast Asia, but for the future of world peace.

.Fruit is available everywhere in all shapes and sizes.^ They are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes, all brought there by devout villagers.
  • Highlights Of Indochina,Vietnam vacation ,Vietnam Tour Operator ,cycling tour program, hotel discount, in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia 29 September 2009 17:017 UTC www.greentrail-indochina.com [Source type: General]

^ I am not sure who is going to buy them, but I am sure some tourist might get them after their Card is full; this guy was selling them in all shapes and sizes up to 4 Gigs.

Mangoes are a firm favorite among travellers. .The giant spiky durian, perhaps the only unifying factor between South-East Asia's countries, is infamous for its pungent smell and has been likened to eating garlic ice cream next to an open sewer.^ South-east Asia between two worlds.

^ Islam in South and South-east Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ South East asia travel tours .

Street vendors or hawkers. .Be careful of some, but most offer wonderful food at a very inexpensive cost.^ Hawker stalls in Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, offer wonderful food for even LESS (and I have never been sick from eating hawker food there).
  • Q&A: Southeast Asia Budget - In Transit Blog - NYTimes.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC intransit.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]
  • Q&A: Southeast Asia Budget - In Transit Blog - NYTimes.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC intransit.blogs.nytimes.com [Source type: General]

^ Then pack your bags and experience some of the most majestic peaks, most exhilarating torrents and wonderful people ...

Drink

Rice-based alcoholic drinks — Thai whisky, lao, tuak, arak and so on — are ubiquitous and potent, if rarely tasty. .As a rule of thumb, local booze is cheap, but most countries levy very high taxes on imported stuff.^ Most of the confiscated food stuff, which included confectionary, was imported from Malaysia and Britian.

^ Another Southeast Asian anomaly is Singapore, one of the most economically developed countries in the entire world, with a very high quality of life.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Beers are a must try in Southeast Asia - check out San Miguel (Philippines), Tiger Beer (Singapore) and Beer Lao (Laos).^ Day Southeast Asia Cruise (SIN to HKG) 20th Mar'10 from USD 150 pp per day on Holland America Line: Singapore's...
  • Southeast Asia - Simple Thoughts: Java & Web Technology Blog 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC blog.taragana.com [Source type: News]

^ Laos The most comprehensive handbook to one of Southeast Asia's lesser known but rapidly emerging destinations.

^ About.com Southeast Asia Travel Posted on my Facebook feed by KinMun Theodore Nathanael Lee ; I'm looking forward to trying these recommendations out myself.
  • About.com Southeast Asia Travel | Facebook 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.facebook.com [Source type: General]

Stay safe

.Virtually all of the traveller trail in Southeast Asia is perfectly safe, but there are low-level insurgencies in the remote areas of Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand, and East Timor continues to be politically unstable.^ Political change in Southeast Asia.
  • Southeast Asia Collection - SEA Studies Programs in the Asia Pacific 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.hawaii.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Favorite travel destinations in Asia/SouthEast Asia?

^ Browse all Asia Travel Destinations .
  • Asia Travel Guides, Destinations and Reviews - AOL Travel 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: News]

Terrorists in Indonesia have bombed several hotels and nightclubs frequented by foreigners in Bali and Jakarta, most recently the Marriott and Ritz Carlton in July 2009. Thailand's southernmost states have also been the scene of violence in recent years, and while tourists have not been specifically targeted, there have been several attacks on trains and three foreigners were killed in bombings in Hat Yai in 2006.
.Violent crime is a rarity in Southeast Asia, but opportunistic theft is more common.^ Where can I learn more about Southeast Asia?
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While the book focuses on recipes, Kime learned quite a bit more while conducting research on the streets of Southeast Asia, the Caribbean and beyond.
  • Southeast Asia: News & Videos about Southeast Asia - CNN.com 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC topics.edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ Insular Southeast Asia always gets more precipitation than evaporation.
  • Southeast Asia Geography 14 January 2010 21:021 UTC www.slideshare.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Watch out for pickpockets in crowded areas and keep a close eye on your bags when traveling, particularly on overnight buses and trains.^ Email More Whether you're a first-time visitor to Asia or a seasoned traveler, find out more before you go on your Asia vacation.
  • Asia Travel Guides, Destinations and Reviews - AOL Travel 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC travel.aol.com [Source type: News]

^ Once you get a job make sure the school sorts out the various permits for which you are eligible, particularly a teacher’s card that permits half-price rail travel.

^ Keep your bag very small and light; don't forget water purifying tablets and something to cover the taste i.e.
  • Southern Asia - Backpacking travel advice > India, Nepal & Sri Lanka 19 January 2010 8:47 UTC www.travelindependent.info [Source type: General]

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  1. A subregion of Asia, comprising the territories of Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

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[[File:|400px|thumb|right|Southeast Asia]]

Southeast Asia or Southeastern Asia is the southeastern part of Asia. There are 12 countries of this region. All the countries in Southeast Asia are a part of ASEAN. These are the countries in Southeast Asia:

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Here are sentences from other pages on Southeast Asia, which are similar to those in the above article.








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