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culture Food For a country comprising of over 7,000 islands, there are just a handful of 'national' dishes found in the Philippines' common menu. These 'national' dishes include adobo, lumpia, sinigang, bistek and lechon among others.
School Filipino children may enter public school at about age four, starting from Nursery up to Kindergarten. At about seven years of age, children enter elementary school (6 to 7 years). This may be followed by secondary school (4 years). Students may then sit for College Entrance Examinations (CEE), after which they may enter tertiary institutions (3 to 5 years). Religion Religion in the Philippines are spiritual beliefs held by Philippine citizens. Religion holds a central place in the life of the majority of Filipinos, including Catholics, Jewish, Muslims, Buddhists, Protestants and animists. Government Republic Fashion Philippine manufacturers are focusing on unique designs and the creative use of natural materials to differentiate their fashion jewelry from competitors and generate more export orders.
Entertainment Folk dancing and cinemas during the day, pubs and nightclubs during the night, entertainment wise, there is plenty to do in the Philippines. Currency Thailand The culture of Thailand incorporates a great deal of influence from India, China, Cambodia, and the rest of Southeast Asia. It is influenced primarily by Buddhism, as well as by large scale immigration from China, and to a lesser extent, from India.
Culture Philippine peso (or piso) Thai food is internationally famous. Whether chilli-hot or comparatively blands, harmony is the guiding principle behind each dish. Thai cuisine is essentially a marriage of centuries-old Eastern and Western influences harmoniously combined into something uniquely Thai. The characteristics of Thai food depend on who cooks it, for whom it is cooked, for what occasion, and where it is cooked to suit all palates.
Food School Life in a Thai school in some ways is quite similar to other schools around the world. However, the fascinating Thai culture helps contribute to some intriguing differences. Religion According to the last census, 94.7% of Thais are Buddhists of the Theravada tradition. Muslims are the second largest religious group in Thailand at 4.6%. Thailand's southernmost provinces - Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and part of Songkhla Chumphon have dominant Muslim populations, consisting of both ethnic Thai and Malay. Government constitutional democratic monarchy Currency Baht Entertainment Developed during the Ayutthaya period between 1350 - 1767, "Muay Thai" is a style of boxing unique to Thailand in which combatants use elbows, knees, bare feet, and gloved fists to batter each other into submission... Fashion Popular fashion inlcude baggy fisherman's pants, batik sarongs, vests and trousers made from hill-tribe fabrics. Vietnam School
Children in Vietnam go to school six days a week- Monday through Saturday. The school day is about four hours long. The school year runs from September through May. Children are expected to take school very seriously and to work hard.
Food On the Tet traditional tray of food according to Vietnamese culture, with traditional dishes such as Chung cake, chicken meat, spring rolls and so on, “giò” is one of the dainty morsels. Religion The earliest established religions in Vietnam are Mahayana Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism (called the "triple religion" or tam giáo). The great Buddha statue in Nha Trang, Vietnam Culture The Culture of Vietnam, an agricultural civilization based on the cultivation of wet rice, is one of the oldest in Asia Pacific. Most Vietnamese historians consider the ancient Dong Son culture to be one of the defining aspects of early Vietnamese civilization. There are some other characteristics that comprise Vietnamese culture: Areca nut chewing, o Mu, bamboo, respect for community and family value, handwork, and devotion to study.
Currency dong Government Communist State Fashion Nowadays, they wear various kinds of clothes just like western people do. However, Vietnam is most famous for it's traditional costume: "Áo dài" (primarily for women). Entertainment
The Vietnam Football Federation (VFF, Liên oàn Bóng á Vit Nam) is the governing body of football in Vietnam. It is responsible for the Vietnam national football team as well as national competitions.
Vientiane International School (VIS) is an independent, nonprofit, coeducational day school offering an educational program for qualified students, ages 3-18, of all nationalities. The School operates under status conferred by the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The school year extends from mid-August to mid-June.
Culture Laos has its own distinct culture. Through Theravada Buddhism it has influences from India and has also influences from China. These influences are reflected throughout Laos in its language as well as in art, literature and the performing arts.
Government Communist government Entertainment Going to the movies and eating out with family or going watch soccer games. Currency
Kip Fashion Laos Clothing, as in the traditional dress, consists of the sarong like cloth teamed with a shirt or jacket. The bright colors and floral designs of Laos clothing make it popular among all. Food
Religion Lao food is distinct from other Southeast Asian cuisines. The staple food of the Lao is sticky rice eaten by hand. Galangal, lemongrass and padaek (Lao fish sauce) are important ingredients. The most famous Lao dish is laap (Lao: ; sometimes also spelled larb), a spicy mixture of marinated meat and/or fish that is sometimes raw (prepared like ceviche) with a variable combination of herbs, greens, and spices. Buddhism was the state religion of the Kingdom of Laos, and the organization of the Buddhist community of monks and novices, the clergy (sangha), paralleled the political hierarchy Singapore
Singapore is a cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously and interaction among different races are commonly seen. The pattern of Singapore stems from the inherent cultural diversity of the island. The immigrants of the past have given the place a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences, all of which have intermingled.
culture Food Singapore is well loved for its range of ethnic food available. There are Chinese, Indian to French, Italian to Malay food. It may be a small country but the choices of food available is always an eye opener for first timers to Singapore. School In Singapore, English is the first language learned by half the children by the time they reach preschool age and becomes the primary medium of instruction by the time they reach primary school. English is the language of instruction for most subjects, especially mathematics and the natural sciences; the official Mother Tongue languages are generally not taught in English. religion
Singapore is a multi-religious country due to its diverse ethnic mix of peoples originating from various countries. Most of the key religious denominations are represented in Singapore and religious tolerance is promoted by the government
Government Republic government Fashion People in Singapore mostly wear Western-Style clothing, for example the latest fasion in the U.S. But the tradional clothing isthe iNDIAN sARI, sALAWAR KAMEEZ, CHEONgsam, and kebaya.
Entertainment Singaporeans participate in a wide variety of sports for recreation as well as competition. Popular sports include football, cricket, rugby union, swimming, badminton, basketball and table tennis. Most people live in public residential areas that often provide amenities including swimming pools, outdoor basketball courts as well as indoor sport centres which provide facilities for badminton, squash, table tennis, american football, gymnastics, indoor basketball and volleyball, among others.
Currency Singapore Dollar