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Southeast Asia

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Jay Williamson

on 23 April 2010

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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 officially the Socialist Republic of Vietnam 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. Schools
Children in Vietnam go to school six days a week- Monday through Saturday.
Fashion Fashion in Vietnam has a touch of elegance and smartness. Well, evidently the Vietnamese dress very well. Even though, Vietnamese fashion has regional differences, especially in North and South Vietnam and among the various classes, but in some way or other their traditional way of dressing is similar and definitely sets them apart. Entertainment Vietnamese culture, rituals and numerous festivals cover the major facets of entertainment in Vietnam. The Vietnamese people have a festival or two to celebrate every month and they celebrate them with great pomp. Celebrations, colors, fun, music and dance form an integral part in Vietnamese culture. Currency Their 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. It is influenced primarily by Buddhism, as well as by large scale immigration from China, and to a lesser extent, from India.

Religion According to the last census (2000) 94.7% of Thais are Buddhists of the Theravada tradition. Muslims are the second largest religious group in Thailand at 4.6%[ Governmnet The Royal Thai Government or the Government of Thailand is the unitary government of the Kingdom of Thailand. Food The main food in Thailand is rice. Everyone has eaten it since they were born. But we can't really eat rice alone so we have to have something to go with it. There are many dishes of food to go with rice. Most of them are hot and spicy and that is what Thai food is famous for. Schools 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. These range from simple things such as shoes not being allowed to be worn in the school buildings to the annual Wai Kru Ceremony where all of the students bow down low in obeisance towards their teachers.

Fashion Based in Thailand, we specialize in making high quality women’s dresses. Entertainment People in Thailand party for fun. Currency The currency is Baht. Laos 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.

Religion Buddhism was the state religion of the Kingdom of Laos, and the organization of the Buddhist community of monks and novices Government Laos officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and People's Republic of China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south and Thailand to the west.
Food Lao food is distinct from other Southeast Asian cuisines. The staple food of the Lao is sticky rice eaten by hand. Schools School for Kids in Laos Inc. is a registered charity, and humanitarian organization with one simple mission: building schools for children in rural regions of Laos who are in critical need of an adequate learning environment.

Fashion The fashion for Laos is an older fashion. Entertainment Laos people like to sing for fun. Currency Laos currency is Kip Cambodia Culture The culture of Cambodia has had a rich and varied history dating back many centuries, and has been heavily influenced by India and China. Religion Religion in Cambodia is predominantly Buddhism with 95% of the population being Theravada Buddhist. Most of the remaining population adheres to Islam, Christianity, Animism and Hinduism.

Government The politics of Cambodia formally takes place according to the nation's constitution (enacted in 1993) in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister of Cambodia is the head of government, and of a multi-party system. Food Rice and Fish are the main staple of the typical Cambodian diet though many dishes are prepared with beef, pork or chicken. Sea food is abundant in coastal areas with shrimps and crab among the favorites. Schools Schools for Children of Cambodia (SCC) is a UK registered charity that partners with Cambodia-based development organisations to improve access to and quality of basic education in Cambodia. SCC believes that every child, both girls and boys, rich and poor, has the right to a free, good-quality education. Fashion Cambodian fashion is synonymous with glamour, beauty and style. Entertainment There is a large choice of entertainment venues around Phnom Penh from lively nightclubs to quieter social venues to karaoke bars and fully licensed casinos. Currency The riel is the currency of Cambodia. Singapore Culture Culture is best described as a mix of cultures (Chinese, Malay, Indian, Perankan, British, American, 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, which is made up of the President and the Cabinet of Singapore. Food The cuisine of Singapore can indicate the ethnic diversity of the culture of Singapore. The food is influenced by the native Malay, the predominant Chinese, Indonesian, Indian and even Western traditions Schools Education in Singapore is managed by the Ministry of Education (MOE), which controls the development and administration of state schools receiving government funding, but also has an advisory and supervisory role in respect of private schools. Fashion Singapore is a paradise for fashion lovers and the perception of fashion among the people of Singapore is unique and striking. Entertainment Singapore is a favorite recreative destination that provides ample ways for people to amuse and entertain themselves. Currency Currency is Singapore dollar.
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