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Southeast Asia

Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Laos, and Philippines.
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Kaitlyn Sonnier

on 5 May 2010

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Double click anywhere & add an idea Southeast Asia Cambodia Malaysia Indonesia Laos Philippines Government- Constitutional monarchy. The national government consists of a 120-member National Assembly, a Council of Ministers, and a Constitutional Council. Currency- Riel Food- Rice and Fish are the main staple of the typical Cambodian diet though many dishes are prepared with beef, pork or chicken. Traditionally, a home meal is served on a mat on the floor or with the diners seated together on a raised bamboo platform. Culture- The land of Cambodia is even influenced by the customs of Thailand ad Laos that can be witnessed in its prevailing society. The Culture of Cambodia is subjected to Indian customs, which developed its way of life from the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism. Religion- Theravada Buddhism was introduced to Cambodia in the 12th Century by King Jayavarman VII, where it replaced Hinduism. Entertainment- Football is popular as is martial arts in particular. The martial arts of Bokator, Pradal Serey (Khmer kick boxing) and Khmer traditional wrestling are all practised in the country. Bokator/Boxkator, or more formally, Labok Katao (which means wielding a wooden stick to fight lions), is an ancient Khmer martial art that is based on animal forms.

Education- Traditional education in Cambodia was handled by the local wat, and the bonzes were the teachers. The students were almost entirely young boys, and the education was limited to memorizing Buddhist chants in Pali. Fashion- Dresses in neighboring countries like Laos and Thailand are quite similar to the traditional dresses worn in Cambodia. A lower garment called the “Sampot” is worn by the urban lower class and the peasant women wear a tube-skirt with a cloth wrapped around the waste for protection. Government- Republic Religion- six religions, namely Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism. Culture- Chinese Indonesian cuisine is characterized by the mixture of Chinese with local Indonesian style. Education- From birth until the age of 3, Indonesian children do not generally have access to formal education. From the age of 3 to 4 or 5, they attend kindergarten. Children ages 6–11 attend Sekolah Dasar (SD) (literally Elementary School). Food- roasted fish, nasi timbel (rice wrapped in banana leaf), fried chicken, sambal, fried tempe and tofu, and sayur asem; the bowl of water with lime is kobokan. Fashion- Indonesia has three hundred ethnic groups, each with their own costume variations. The majority of the population, the Javanese, wear Indonesian national dress. Entertainment- From jazz to street theater, the economic slump has seeded a recession-era renaissance of the arts. Currency- Rupiah. Culture- An important festival in Laos is Boun Pha Vet[1] celebrated once a year. This is a two day Buddhist festival that involves the entire community. Entertainment- traditional game of field hockey, played with bamboo sticks and a ball made of roots. Food- The staple food of the Lao is sticky rice eaten by hand. Education- Ethnic minority students who have no tradition of literacy and who do not speak Lao have a particularly difficult time. Fashion- Lao custom dictates that women must wear the distinctive phaa sin , a long, patterned skirt, although tribal groups often have their own clothing. Government- divided the country into many administrative divisions that include 16 provinces, 1 municipality and 1 special zone. Religion- Theravada Buddhism is neither prescriptive, authoritative, nor exclusive in its attitude toward its followers and is tolerant of other religions. Currency- Kip Culture- the cultures of Malaysia's two most prominent trading partners throughout history--the Chinese, and the Indians. Religion- Muslim , Buddhist , Christian , Hindu , Confucianism, Taoism, other traditional Chinese religions. Government- Parliamentary Democracy with a constitutional monarch Food- Rice tends to be a staple food in Malaysia as in most countries in the region Currecny- Ringgit Fashion- The Malay wear the baju kurung and the baju kebaya . As for the men, they wear the baju melayu

Entertainment- Badminton, football and hockey Education- Although growing up, children are educated in the same schools and will eventually work in the same offices, few marry outside their own ethnicity. Culture- Other Asian ethnic groups such as the Chinese and Japanese have been settling in the Philippines since the colonial period and their influence is also present in the popularity of gambling games such mahjong, jueteng. Government- Republic Food- Adobo is made from chicken, pork, squid (pusit) or vegetables stewed in vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, peppercorns and bay leaf. It is believed that this dish was derived, and then, Filipinized from the Spanish adobado, a more complicated preparation soaked in garlic and oil.

Fashion- For men, it is the barong tagalog, worn untucked. Women wear the heavily starched, butterfly-sleeved terno. Entertainment- Basketball, and boxing are the most popular sport in the Philippines Education- Filipinos have a deep regard for education, which they view as a primary avenue for upward social and economic mobility. Currency- Peso The end of the South Asia Countries!!
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