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Southeast Asia

Learning about culture, food,governent, school, fashion, entertainment, and religion. Cambodia Indonesia Philippines Singapore Vietnam
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Katherine Hensgens

on 27 April 2010

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SOUTHEAST ASIA! 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 The Traditional Khmer dance is referred to as the Royal Ballet of Cambodia GOVERNMENT cambodia is a multiparty democracy under a constitutional monarchy Norodom Sihamoni is the supreme ruler of Cambodia. Cambodia's money consists of many colors which makes it easy to recognize it. RELIGION Religion in Cambodia consists of mainly Buddhism with 95% of the population being Theravada Buddhist. Most of the remaining population transfered to Islam, Christianity, Animism and Hinduism. A shrine dedicated to Buddha. That is where Buddhists usually worship. EDUCATION cambodia does not have a lot of schools. The schools that exists have a very high enrollment rate.
FOOD Food in Cambodia is usually found at markets with the food already cooked. FASHION For Cambodians with a lot of money, their clothing consists of a lot of jewelry For poor Cambodians, clothing is hard to come by. For girls and boys, it is usually made of cheap cloth. ENTERTAINMENT When it comes to entertainment, Cambodia and America have a lot of similarities. INDONESIA CULTURE Indonesian culture has been shaped by long interaction between original indigenous customs and multiple foreign influences. GOVERNMENT Indonesia is a republic based on the 1945 constitution providing for a separation of executive, legislative, and judicial power. Like America, Indonesia's money has pictures of their greatest rulers on them. RELIGION The majority of Indonesians are Muslims. EDUCATION Indonesians usually start school from ages 3-5. When the turn 12, they attend middle school until they turn 14. They then have a choice to attend high school; high school is not a reqirement. They could also attend college. FOOD Indonesia’s indigenous techniques and ingredients are influenced by India, the Middle East, China and finally Europe. FASHION Modern clothing in Indonesia is a lot like ours. Men and women shop in stores just like us. ENTERTAINMENT Indonesians enjoy many types of movies and music. PHILIPPPINES CULTURE The culture of the Philippines reflects the complexity of the history of the Philippines through the blending of several diverse traditional Malay[1] heritage mixed with Spanish [2], American and other Asian cultures. GOVERNMENT The politics of the Philippines takes place in an organized framework of a presidential, representative, and democratic republic whereby the president is both the head of state and the head of government within a pluriform multi-party system. 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. EDUCATION Elementary schooling is compulsory, but 24% of Filipinos of the relevant age group do not attend, usually due to absence of any school in their area, education being offered in foreign languages only, or financial distress. FOOD With nearly 400 years of outside influences, the Philippine cuisine is a fascinating blend of Malay, Spanish and Chinese cultures. FASHION Casual attire is worn during the day for women is light blouses and shorts. For men collared T- shirts worn over slacks. In the evening skirts are substituted for shorts and the T-shirts are tucked in. ENTERTAINMENT In the Philippines, the people listen to a lot of music. Today, there is a lot of singing groups for the younger people. They also watch a lot of plays. SINGAPORE CULTURE The Singaporean culture is best described as a mix of cultures (Chinese, Malay, Indian, Perankan, British, American, etc). Singaporean culture is neither “Western” nor "Eastern"; it is a mix of both. 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 Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew Currency. Singapore currency. 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.
EDUCATION 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. FOOD Food is a frequent topic of conversation among Singaporeans. Religious dietary strictures do exist; Muslims do not eat pork and Hindus do not eat beef, and there is also a significant group of vegetarians. FASHION Traditional dress of Singapore can be best described as the traditional attires of the people belonging to various races and cultures. ENTERTAINMENT People from Singapore enjoy watching a lot of movies. VIETNAM CULTURE The Culture of Vietnam, an agricultural civilization based on the cultivation of wet rice, is one of the oldest in Asia Pacific. GOVERNMENT The politics of Vietnam takes place in a framework of a single-party socialist republic. The central role of the Communist Party of Vietnam is reaffirmed in the current constitution, adopted in April 1992. VIETNAM MONEY RELIGION The earliest established religions in Vietnam are Mahayana Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism EDUCATION Education in Vietnam is divided into 5 levels: pre-primary, primary, intermediate, secondary, and higher education. Formal education consists of twelve years of basic education. Basic education includes five years of primary education, three years of intermediate education, and fours years of secondary education.

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. FASHION The Vietnamese have several ethnic outfits which are as simple as the people of Vietnam. Each outfit shows how much they value comfort in dressing. ENTERTAINMENT The people of Vietnam always watch movies.
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