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Southeast Asia

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Marcus Pousson

on 23 April 2010

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Southeast Asia Brunei Culture Muslim Buddhist Christian indigenous beliefs Brunei's culture mainly derived from the Old Malay World, which encompassed the Malay Archipelago and from this stemmed what is known as the Malay Civilisation. Religion Government Constitutional Sultanate Food The food is rich and spicy with mostly rice and noodles. School Formal education began in Brunei in 1912 with the opening of a Malay vernacular school in Brunei Town. A favourite amongst tourists is the 'Jong Sarat' - traditional hand-made Brunei woven cloth known for its exquisite quality and finesse workmanship. Entertainment Contemporary art festivals go off at various times of the year, displaying Brunei art traditions from the Kenyah and Kayan civilizations with traditional music and dance. Currency Brunei Dollar Vietnam Culture An agricultural civilization based on the cultivation of wet rice, is one of the oldest in Asia Pacific. Religion Protestantism was introduced to Vietnam at about the same time as Catholicism. Protestantism, however, remains an obscure religion. Food Vietnamese cuisine is especially varied there are 500 different traditional dishes that include exotic meats. School All children learn how to read and write. They study literature, math, science and geography. They are also taught traditional manners and customs including social skills and respect for their elders, family and community. Government Fashion Vietnam fashion relates to the lifestyle of the Vietnamese and the way they love to dress. Fashion in Vietnam has a touch of elegance, class and smartness. Entertainment Vietnam entertainment includes a wide array of activities ranging from sports to sightseeing, adventure tours, shopping, eating out Currency Dong Laos Culture A sector-by-sector guide to the Lao cultural scene, comprising informative overviews of each sector together with contact details and descriptions of key institutions and agencies. Religion Buddhism Food The staple food of the Lao is sticky rice eaten by hand. School The National School of Music and Dance was established in 1959 under the Ministry of Education, Sport and Religious Affairs of the Royal Lao Government. Government Laos Government is one of the few Communist governments that still exist. The President is the head of state and the Prime Minister is the head of the government. Fashion The clothing in Laos is not very modern Entertainment Sports are underdeveloped in Laos, primarily due to the lack of facilities. Currency Kip Cambodia 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 When speaking about religion in Cambodia you can easily find Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and Animism. Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy Food The staple food for Cambodians is rice. Almost every meal includes a bowl of rice, although noodles are also popular. A wide range of curries, soups and stir fries are served with rice. School the Rural Schools Project, has helped build more than 470 enriched primary and lower secondary schools in rural Cambodia since 1999. Entertainment Football is popular as is martial arts Currency riel Fashion There are three important silk textiles in Cambodia. They include the ikat silks, chong kiet, or hol. Indonesia Indonesian culture has been shaped by long interaction between original indigenous customs and multiple foreign influences. Culture Religion Buddhism Government Indonesia is a republic Food Buras, rice cooked in coconut milk, served with spicy coconut powder, from Makassar. School 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 Entertainment Football is the most popular sport in Indonesia. It is played on all levels, from children to middle-aged men Currency rupiah Fashion Indonesian traditional batik fabrics
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