By:
David Williams
And
Sarah Wilkerson
The first millennium B.C., bronze appeared rather
suddenly in the Neolithic societies of Indochina.
Knowledge of the new metal came in from china.
People in Burma and Malaya, however, may have
learned of it from India. Compared to the use of
stone, the use of bronze was limited at first. The
regions under China’s influence were the starting
point for the spread of bronze though-out
Southeast Asia. Many bronze objects were found
near the Dong Son village. The use of bronze
tools improved the quality of the boats that there
people used for fishing and trade. Taking
advantage of the shallow waters of the internal
seas and of the closeness of various islands, these
people sailed all the South China Sea and even
reached part of the more southern seas.
A 15th Century
Cast bronze
Buddha head
Southeast Asia, a term used since World
War 2, usually refers to the region sound
of China and east of India and include
Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Kampucha,
Burma, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, the
Philippines and Singapore. Europeans
began to penetrate the area during the
16th century and gradually colonized it.
The strategically important region was the
focus of heavy fighting during world war
2. Except for Thailand, which was never
colonized, the Southeast Asian nations did
not gain independence until after World
War 2.
A great view of
Southeast Asia
A treaty signed in Ganila in 1954 by Australia, France, Great Britain,
New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the U.S. created
the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization (SEATO), a defensive alliance.
The signatories pledged collective action in case of external aggression or
internal subversion against any one of them, as well as economic
cooperation, but the priority was always on anticommunist and military
measures. Unlike NATO, SEATO never secured long-term military
reluctant to support U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. In 1972,
following the Indo Pakisani War, Pakistan withdrew from SEATO; in
1977, the organization dissolved.
Flags of Southeast Asia
Myanmar
Vietnam
Cambodia
Philippines
Brunei
Laos
Malaysia
Thailand
Singapore
Indonesia
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Architecture of
Southeast Asia
By: Wes Obert
Breanna Creek
Angkor Wat
The Angkor Wat is the greatest temple of the
sacred city of Angkor.
Details of the Angkor
Wat
The Angkor Wat, the greatest temple of the sacred city of Angkor,
Kampuchea, remains one of the most impressive examples of temple
architecture. Constructed during the early 12th century, the
elaborate architectural design of Angkor Wat is derived from the
stupa from and represents the golden age of khmer art. The
compound at Angkor Wat covers an area of 1,500 by 1,300m and is
surrounded by a 180-m-wide moat.
The Shwesandaw Cetiya
The Shwesandaw Cetiya
was the capitol of
Burma until the late
13th century .
Details of the Shwesandaw
Cetiya
The Shwesandaw Cetiya, a Burese architectural innovation combining the attributes
of stupa and shrine, stands in the ruins of Pagan. Within this cetiya, which consists of
5 square, receding terraces resting on an octagonal base, are contained Buddhist
monument at Borobudur, Java, designed with 8 diminishing terraces connected by
stairways symbolically recreates the Buddha’s path toward spiritual enlightment. A
pilgrim ascends along the corridors of the square lower terraces, representing this
world, and then rounds 3 terraces of the world of God, rising in concentric rings of 72
stupas. Passageways rise at each cardinal point from the first terrace to the summit.
The top of the shrine is surmounted by the Great Stupa, goal of the pilgrimage and
symbol of Eternal Truth.
Modern Architecture
Much of the modern
architecture in
South East Asia is
influenced by trade
of European
countries. In the
cities people live in
traditional
housing of brick
and wood. And also
live in high rise
apartment
buildings.But still
some of the
buildings are of Asia
influence.
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•The largest of the buffalo
species, the water buffalo
can weigh up to 2,200
pounds (with females
weighing slightly less) and
stands 5 to 6 feet tall or
more at the shoulder
: Asian elephants grow up to 21 feet long, stand up to 10
feet tall, and weigh up to 11,000 pounds. Females reach
around eight and a half feet tall and weigh less than
males.
In the wild, Asian elephants live up to about 60 years.
Silver langurs can be found in Northern India.
They are named for their long tails, "lungoor,"
which is Hindustani for "long-tailed." They are
considered a nuisance among Indian farmers
due to their habit of raiding crops and stealing
food. The langur's wild diet is mainly leaves.
Langurs must sit quietly to allow digestion to
take place. Silver langurs live in groups of 10
to 60 in the wild. All females care for one
another's young.
•Lifespan: 12-18 years
•Color: Black
•Adult weight: average 125 pounds
•Ears: erect, not too large
•Snout: longer than domestic pig
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Brunei
Brunei is a small
country in the north
edge of the island of
Borneo. The capital
of Brunei is Bandar
Seri Begawan.
By: Jennifer Richter and Lindsey Spindler
Pineapple is sold in the
super markets of Brunei.
These are people feasting in a
food gallery.
Physical Geography
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Flowers from the
rainforest of Brunei.
Brunei is flat and forest
covered.
climate - tropical rain
forest.
vegetation - tropical
forest.
This is a river
by a rainforest.
History and
Government
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The palace where the Sultan
lives.
The current Sultan
heads a
government
composed mostly of
family and
technocrats.
People of Brunei
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These are people at a
financial meeting.
Population-300,000(148
per square mile); smallest
population in the region
65% of the people live in
urban areas
They speak Malay, English,
and Chinese
Religion-Islam
They are required to go to
school for 8 years
Natural Resources
There are valuable natural
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an alternative source of oil in case of
supply shortage brought about by the
conflict between the US and Iraq
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gas and petroleum deposits
beneath its coastal waters
Became rich from its oil
industry
Crude oil, natural gas, and
petroleum products account
for 95% of export income
They have one of the
world’s largest natural gas
plants
Petroleum has given Brunei
a high per capita, health
care, and other benefits
Map
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Cambodia
Laura Small
and
Clint Krieg
Climate and resources:
Women work in a rice
paddy.
Most of the land is low-lying and
forested, only 11% is cultivated.
Some resources are hardwood forests,
phosphate, salt, and gems. Also iron ore
deposits have been exported.
Monsoons occur from april to october
followed by deier cooler air until march.
Avg. temp ranges from 68 F-97 F
Wildlife and vegetation:
Dense tropical rain forests cover the
uplands. Mangroves predominate along
the coast, and central plains are prairie
grass.
Wildlife includes buffalo. Elephants,
rhinoceros, bears, tigers, and panthers at
higher elevations.
Exotic birds and reptiles are common.
Some History:
Monks by
Angkor Wat.
During the classical also known as
Angkor period (9th to 15th century)
Cambodian artistic, architectural, and
military achievements reached their
zenith.
The temple city of Angkor was the capital
in this period. Although the city fell into
ruins, Angkor Wat was maintained by
Buddhists monks.
Karate lessons at Angkor
Wat.
Cambodia Geography
:
Total area: 181,040 km2
Land area: 176,520 km2
Mekong river
Slightly smaller than Oklahoma
Land use: arable land 16%; permanent crops
1%; meadows and pastures 3%; forest and woodland 76%; other 4%; includes irrigated
1%
Environment: a land of paddies and forests dominated by Mekong River and Tonle Sap
Population: 7,295,706 (July 1992), growth rate 2.1% (1992)
Birth rate: 37 births/1,000 population (1992)
Death rate: 15 deaths/1,000 population (1992)
Geography:
Dad and son with
elephant
Cambodia covers an area of 181,035
square kilometers and is divided
into 21 provinces. It is bordered to
the North by Thailand and Laos, to
the East and South by Vietnam, and
to the South and Southwest by the
Gulf of Thailand. Much of Cambodia
is relatively flat with vast tracts of
land given over to rice production.
Other areas of Cambodia are
mountainous, including the
Dangrek, Cardomen and Elephant
mountain ranges.
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Indonesia
Population
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Population density:
283 people per square
mile
The worlds fifth most
populous nation
Population continues
to increase by almost
1.5 million people a
year
Culture
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More then 300 distinct
groups
Official language:
Bahasa Indonesia
Islam is the dominant
religion
Practice a combination
of dancing and self
defense
Make beautiful patterns
on cloth by a method
known as batik
Volcanoes
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Has 327 volcanoes,
127 are active today
Have played a huge
part in the geological
and human history of
Indonesia
Natural Resources
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One of the top 10
producers in OPEC
Major crop is rice
One of the worlds
largest producers of
rubber
One of the worlds
leading tin producers
Imports and Exports
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Exports: petroleum,
liquified natural gas,
lumber, rubber, coffee,
tin, and palm oil
Imports: machinery,
electrical equipment,
food, livestock, and
chemicals
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Laos
By Megan and Shyla
Annamese Cordillera
The Annamese Cordillera
separates Vietnam from Laos and
Cambodia.
These are a few pictures of the
mountains. They have lots of
vegetation and some roadways for
transportation.
Mekong River
These are a few pictures of
the Mekong River. In the
country of Laos it is very
important for the people in
providing transportation and
trade.
Vientiane
Vientiane is the capital
of the country Laos. It
was the capital the the
earlier Lao kingdoms.
Top Left: Here is a picture of Pha
That Luang, Vientiane.
Bottom Left: A Map of Laos with
a pin point to Vientiane.
Architecture
These pictures are of some of
the more modern day
All these structures have a
structures of Laos.
mixture of French colonial
architecture, Buddhist
architecture in temples,
traditional Lao houses raised on
stilts, American-style houses built
in 1950’s and 1960’s, and new large
houses that imitate Thai styles.
Here is a picture of Sala Ban.
Classes and Castes
Since the abolition of the aristocracy in 1975, there have
been no hereditary castelike groups. Many members of the
aristocracy fled after the revolution, as did members of the statebased elite, such as army generals and capitalists and commercial
traders, many of who were Chinese. The new elite was composed
of the upper echelons of the communist state apparatus. Foreign
investment and foreign aid led to corruption in the upper echelons
of the state, which then became pervasive throughout. A very
small urban-based middle class has begun to form, but most people
belong to the peasantry and are powerless and poor.
Citations
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Malaysia
By: Bryan Holzappel
Amy Whitten
Kuala Lumpur
This is a picture of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of
Malaysia.
It lies partly on the Malay Peninsula and partly on the
island of Boreno.
Main Range
The Main Range is the highest mountain in Malaysia.
It has peaks over 2,100 meters high.
The Rivers of Malaysia
People of Malaysia
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The official language is
Bahasa Malaysia, but many
others speak Malay, English,
Chinese, and other Indian
Languages.
The state religion is Islam. Other
Religions practiced in Malaysia
are Buddhism and Hinduism.
Here is a picture of two of the 19,500,000 people
that live in Malaysia.
Natural Resources and
Agriculture
The major resources of Malaysia are…
*tin
*timber
*petroleum
*bauxite
*copper
*iron
*ore
*gold
The major import and export of Malaysia is machinery.
Malaysia leads the world in production of natural
rubber, palm oil, and tin.
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Established in
1914
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Myanmar
(Click on “Selection
Page” for
Destinations in
Myanmar)
Myanmar
is a little
smaller
than Texas
but has
more rainy
seasons.
Union of
Myanmar
(Burma)
became
Myanmar in
1989.
Population: 45
million
Capital city: Yangon (Rangoon)
(pop 4 million)
Citations
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(Click on the Picture)
Yangon Buddhist Temples
Irrawaddy River
Rice Fields
Houses on Stilts
Citations
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Page
Myanmar Houses
The reason for
Myanmar houses
being built on
“stilts” is so that
the houses won’t
be flooded with
water during the
rainy seasons.
Also, with the houses being a few feet above the
ground, it makes it hard for animals to enter the
house which could harm the people inside.
Citations
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Page
Irrawaddy River
Fisherman on Irrawaddy River
Everyday life on the River
The Irrawaddy River
gives Myanmar its life.
Named after the Hindu
eravati or 'elephant river'
the river in Burmese
consciousness.
The Irrawaddy River
provides everyday
bathing and drinking
water for most people
who live along it.
Citations
Rice Fields
Rice fields with terraces
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Rice fields with
irrigation waterways
Rice is the major
export of Myanmar.
Rice is planted at
The
rice
industry
in
This is because
the beginning of
Myanmar
covers
Myanmar receives
the rainy season
approximately
2/3
of
approximately 192
during May, and
Myanmar
Agriculture
inches of rain a year
harvested
In October
Citations
Yangon Temples
Buddhist temples
Yangon, the capital of
Myanmar, is known for
it’s elaborate Buddhist
temples.
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Page
Shwedagon Pagoda
Situated atop a hill that
overlooks all of Yangon is
the Shwedagon Pagoda
Which has a 100 meter spire.
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www.earth.ox.ac.uk/~tony/web_director/ searle_profile.html
www.asiacyberholidays.com/Myanmar/
Travel_Myanmar/monywa.htm
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The World Book Encyclopedia B Copyright 1990 by World Book
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THE PHILIPPINES
By: Kristin King
And
Amber Spindler
HISTORY
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In 1521, Ferdinand Magellan
explored the Philippines.
In 1542,the Spanish military
claims islands for Spain; named
them Philippines after Prince
Phillip.
In 1899, the Treaty of Paris
ends the Spanish American
War, and cedes Philippines to
the U.S. Filipinos the declare
their independence.
In 1946, Philippines become an
independent nation, and Manuel
Roxes y Acuna became the first
president.
CHURCHES OF THE
PHILIPPINES
These churches, located in Manila,
Santa Maria, Paoay and Miag-ao,
the first of which was built in the
late 16th century by Spain, are
unique. They represent the fusion
of European Baroque as
reinterpreted by Chinese and
Philippine craftsmen.
These are pictures of different
things that people enjoy to do.
Top left, are kids planting trees.
Bottom left, are kids
swimming.Above, is a picture of
an old woman walking in the
mountains.
VOLCANOES
Volcanoes on
the Philippine
islands, are
formed by the
Ring of Fire.
These
volcanoes
bring fertile
soil, which is
full of
nutrients.
PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
Geographically, the Philippines is about 1,000 kilometers
from the southeast coast of the mainland of Asia lying
on the western margin of the Pacific Ocean. This
location makes the country strategically important not
only as the meeting ground of various cultures but also
as the distribution center of goods within the region.
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Singapore
Information
Information
Official name: Republic of Singapore A Singapore dollar.
Capital/largest city: Singapore City
Languages: Chinese, Malay, Tamil, and
English
1 Singapore dollar is equal to
100 cents, just like here.
This is a picture of Singapore’s skyscrapers.
Geographical
information
Area: 647.5 sq km(238 sq
mi)
Highest Point:Bukit
Timan (581 ft)
Lowest Point: along the
strait (sea level)
Coastline: 193 km
Terrain: lowland
Religions
There are many different religions in Singapore, including the
following:
This is a girl
dressed in
Buddhism- 31.9%
religious
Christianity- 12.9%
clothing.
Islam-14.9%
Hinduism-3.3%
Taoism-21.9%
No religion- 14.5%
Other- .6%
This is 1 of the
temples in
Singapore.
History
In the 3rd century a Chinese account gave reference to Singapore
as Pu-lou-chung, meaning “island at the end of peninsula.
Singapore has been inhabited for 2,000 years. For more than 400
years, Singapore island was only inhabited by few Malays who
lived in small fishing villages.
Before the end of
the 19th century,
Singapore began to
prosper.
This is a
picture of
a building
in a
cultural
area in
Singapore
Raffles Place
These pictures show
Raffles Place then and
now.
Raffles Place was discovered in
the 1820s. The early name
of this center of commerce
was “Hua Hooi Kak” or
“Flower Garden Corner”
because it was so attractive.
Raffles Place now serves as
the business capital for the
banking industry in
Singapore.
Citations
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http://www.epmtech.jotne.com/newsletter/ew101/bilder/singaporeimage.jpg
http://www.scholars.nus.edu.sg/landow/post/singapore/geography/ge
ographyov.html
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ngapore.jpg
A lady dancing
Full country name: Kingdom of Thailand
Area: 517,000sq km
Population: 62 million
Capital city: Bangkok (pop 6 million)
People: 75% Thai, 11% Chinese, 3.5% Malay, also Mon, Khmer, Phuan
and Karen minorities
Language: Thai
Fish in water by Thailand
A strange building
A tourist in Thailand
An orphanich in Thailand
History of Thailand
There is more visible historical evidence of past eras in Thailand than in any
other South-East Asian country, so if you're interested in ruins, temples and
deserted cities, this is the place to go. For pure holiday-making magic,
Thailand's islands and beaches are working definitions of heaven (once you get
out of the shadows of the evil multinational hotels). And as for urban delights,
the huge metropolis of Bangkok, although it can alarm with its chaos and its
scale, tends to so charm visitors with its energy and cultural treasures that the
steamy soupy diesel mixture that passes for air in this city is more than
forgiven.
Thailand is an easy country to travel in, with efficient transport, cheap
accommodation and a delicious national cuisine. The Thais are renowned for
their friendliness and hospitality to strangers. Although they're often depicted as
fun-loving, happy-go-lucky folk (which they often are), they are also very strongminded and have struggled for centuries to preserve their spirit of
independence.
Religion Stuff
Some religious building
Temple
A statue at Pattaya
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http://www.thaioregon.com/thailand/architecture.htm
http://www.thaioregon.com/thailand/architecture.htm
Vietnam
Created by:Andrew and Kevin
Vietnam extends South from
China in a long narrow
“S” Curve.
The population is 73 million
or 582 per square mile.
Agriculture
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The main Agriculture product is Rice.
There are many Rice fields in Vietnam.
Armed Forces
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Vietnam has the world’s largest
Armed Forces in the world.
•During the Vietnam War
• 2,637,100 people fought
• 58,000 didn’t return home
A Major Tourist attraction is
the city of Hoi an
 Originally known as Faifo, this antique town is
bordered on its southern side by the Thu Bon River,
along which there is a number of small cafes. Despite
the fact that it is now a tourist haven, the artistic
atmosphere and local friendly people create an
inviting environment.
Natural Resources
The main natural resources of Vietnam
are coal and fuel
 This is a picture of a quarry where coal
is going to be mined.
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Religion
• Buddhism was first introduced to
Vietnam in the 4th century B.C.
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It was then regarded as the official
religion dominating court affairs.
Map of Vietnam
 Hoi an Photo Albums
 Religion in Vietnam-Buddhism files
 Travel Guide- Hanoi History Files
 Vietnam Hotels Travel and Tourism,
Vietnam
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