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Southeast Asia

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Southeast Asia Vietnam Culture The Culture of Vietnam, an agricultural civilization based on the cultivation of wet rice, is one of the oldest in Asia Pacific. Religion The earliest established religions in Vietnam are Mahayana Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism. Government Vietnam has a Communist State government Food Vietnamese cuisine is a style of cooking derived from the nation of Vietnam with fish sauce, soy sauce, rice, fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables all commonly used. School Education in Vietnam is divided into 5 levels: pre-primary, primary, intermediate, secondary, and higher education. Fashion In feudal Vietnam, clothing was one of the most important marks of social status and strict dress codes were enforced. Entertainment The Vietnamese people have a festival or two to celebrate every month and they celebrate them with great pomp. Currency Vietnams currency is Dong
Thailand Culture The culture of Thailand incorporates a great deal of influence from India, China, Cambodia, and the rest of Southeast Asia. Religion According to the last census (2000) 94.7% of Thais are Buddhists of the Theravada tradition. Government The politics of Thailand are currently conducted within the framework of a constitutional democratic monarchy Food Thai cuisine is known for being spicy. Balance, detail and variety are important to Thai cooking School Education in Thailand is provided mainly by the Thai government through the Ministry of Education from pre-school to senior high school. Fashion Thai wear for men is long trousers with a shirt called sua phra ratchatha. Entertainment Thailand has many sports
like football, buka ball and boxing Currency Thailand currency is Baht. Sing apore Culture The Singaporean culture is best described as a mix of cultures (Chinese, Malay, Indian, Perankan, British, American, etc). Religion
Singapore is a multi-religious country due to its diverse ethnic mix of peoples originating from various countries.
Government The Government of Singapore is defined by the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore to mean the Executive branch of government Food The food is influenced by the native Malay, the predominant Chinese, Indonesian, Indian and even Western traditions School Education in Singapore is managed by the Ministry of Education, which controls the development and administration of state schools receiving government funding 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 people in Singapore go
out and party for entertainment Currency Singapores currency is
the Singapore dollar laos Culture Laos has its own distinct culture. Through Theravada Buddhism it has influences from India and has also influences from China. Religion Almost all ethnic or "lowland" Lao are followers of Theravada Buddhism; however, lowland Lao constitute only 40-50 percent of the population. Government Laos is a communist single-party socialist republic. The only legal political party is the Lao People's Revolutionary Party Food Lao food is distinct from other Southeast Asian cuisines. The staple food of the Lao is sticky rice eaten by hand. School An important goal of the Lao People's Democratic Republic government was to establish a system of universal primary education by 1985. Fashion The Western influence on the people of Laos has also affected the style of clothes they wear. Entertainment they play rugby basketball, football, soccer etc. for fun Currency Laos currency is Kip Brunei Culture The culture of Brunei is very similar to the Malay cultures. Heavily influenced by life Hinduism and, more obviously, Islam Religion Brunei’s national religion is the Shafeite sect of Islam, which is a Sunni subgroup of Malay origin. Government Brunei has a constitutional sultanate type of government which operates on the basis of the constitution of Brunei. Food Food in Brunei is very similar to that of its neighbors, Malaysia and Singapore. They are rich and spicy with rice and noodles being the staple food. School Formal education first appeared in Brunei in the form of a Malay vernacular school built in Brunei Town (now known as Bandar Seri Begawan) in the year 1912. Fashion Religious authorities strongly encourage Muslim women to wear the tudong, a traditional head covering, and many women do so. Entertainment For entertaimment many bruni people play basketball, soccer, golf, rugby and many other sports Currency Brunei's currency is
the Bruneian dollar
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