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  South East Asia Command - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
South East Asia Command (SEAC) was the body set up to be in overall charge of Allied operations in the South-East Asian Theatre during World War II.
At sea, command was relatively simple, since the Royal Navy was providing almost all of the firepower in the area.
British Commonwealth troops were landed in the East Indies and Indochina to facilitate the return of forces from the pre-war colonial powers.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South_East_Asia_Command   (881 words)

 Southeast Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Southeast Asia has experienced great economic growth since the 1980s; Singapore was one of the four original "East Asian Tigers" and in recent years Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand have often been considered a new brood of "tigers." Tiger refers to the rapid growth of these economies.
The peoples of Southeast Asia were trained to carry burdens on their heads; it was a common sight to see a child balancing a small object like a bowl on her head, in distinction to her mother or aunt balancing a much larger load.
The peoples of the South East have been seafarers for thousands of years, some reaching the island of Madagascar where their descendants live to this day.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/South-East_Asia   (2884 words)

 The EU's relations with Asia : South-East Asia
On 9 July 2003, the European Commission adopted a Communication on a "New Partnership with South East Asia", setting out a comprehensive strategy for future EU relations with the region.
The countries of South-East Asia (Brunei Darussalam, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) have a total population of 512 million, and an average per capita income of $1,020 (ranging from $260 in Cambodia, through $3,400 in Malaysia, to $29,610 in Singapore).
In political and security terms, whereas the stability in the region is increasing, notably thanks to efforts through the ASEAN Regional Forum, human-rights issues remain an acute concern in several countries in the region, most notably in Burma/Myanmar.
europa.eu.int /comm/external_relations/asia/reg/sea.htm   (307 words)

 People of South East Asia
They are descendants of the Qiang people who migrated south from Qinghai lake and their language belongs to the Tibeto-Burman group of the Sino-Tibetan family.
This is followed by the Fu-chou dialect of northern and central Fujian, by the Amoy-Swatow dialect of southern Fujian and east Guangdong and by the Hakka dialect of south Guangxi and northeast Guangdong.
The Naxi are descendants of the ancient Qiang tribes that migrated south from the Qinghai plateau, settled in Sichuan and Yunnan and gave rise to the several Tibeto-Burman speaking peoples of the region.
berclo.net /page00/00en-sea-people.html#Yao   (10602 words)

 Anglican Communion:Church of the Province of South East Asia
Anglican Communion:Church of the Province of South East Asia
The Anglican Church in South East Asia was originally under the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Calcutta, India.
Until the inauguration of the Church of the Province of South East Asia, the four dioceses (Kutching, Sabah, Singapore, and West Malaysia) were under the jurisdiction of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
www.anglicancommunion.org /tour/province.cfm?ID=S2   (152 words)

 History of South East Asia
Equally importantly, Chinese traders long resident in Southeast Asia were attracted to Singapore because of its free port status, the certainty of the British legal system and the strategic position of Singapore.
Chinese communities throughout Southeast Asia were caught up in the events of their homeland and the battle for the hearts, minds and pockets was waged throughout the region.
Chinese communities elsewhere in Southeast Asia were equally concerned about events in China but were forced by the existence of strong nationalist movements to ask fundamental questions about their individual and communal identities and their place in an independent nation.
www.aseanfocus.com /publications/history_singapore.html   (4894 words)

 South and South East Asia and Oceania Studies Videotapes in the Media Resources Center, UC Berkeley
Portrait of the French philosopher, novelist, and adventurer who, in her long life, travelled extensively in Asia, especially the Himalayas and was the first woman to be granted the title of Lama in Tibet.
Dances include a celebrated invocation "of auspicious beginnings" from South India; a south Indian dance to a religious song; and a North Indian dance of great antiquity that came from Hindu tradition but was adapted by the Moslem culture and spread from Spain to China.
An East Indian American woman, who immigrated to theUnited States as a college student, returns to India ten years later to work through the conflicts she experienced with her family and to come to an understanding and acceptance of her Indian identity.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /MRC/SSEAsiaVid.html   (16555 words)

 Kingdoms of South East Asia
Nanzhao mounted a series of raids on the cities of mainland Southeast Asia in the early decades of the 9th century and even captured Hanoi in 861.
In a skirmish south of Ava, the Burmese general Bandula was killed and his armies routed.
After repeated campaigns, his conquests extended from Dawei, in the south, to Shwebo, in the north, and from Ava, eastward to Chiang Mai.
berclo.net /page00/00en-sea-history.html   (5896 words)

 Suggested Itineraries & Special Interest topics in South East Asia
Although the Peninsula is divided politically into Southern Thailand, East Malaysia and Singapore, geographically it covers the whole area south of the narrow neck of land between the China Sea and the Indian Ocean called the Isthmus of Kra where Burma and Thailand meet.
The east coast of the Peninsula is the only part of the Archipelago that is significantly affected by the monsoons of Indo-China, so which route is appropriate depends on the time of year.
The sun rises across the sea behind the island of Lombok silhouetting the peaks of Abang and Agung in the foreground.
www.travelarc.com /asiatravel.html   (8397 words)

 Terrorism in Southeast Asia
The Bali bombings on 12 October 2002 have directed attention to the issues that Southeast Asia is a region conducive to the activities of both indigenous and international terrorist groups, and that elements of the two have been closely interlinked.
Their leaders are handpicked, mostly educated in the Middle East, speak Arabic unlike the vast majority of Asian Muslims, and were already of a radical bent.
Terrorism in Southeast Asia is being pursued in an environment in which locally-derived issues factors have contributed to the basis of support for the groups involved.
www.aph.gov.au /library/intguide/FAD/sea.htm   (2790 words)

 South East Asia
The 306th Bomb Wing supported conventional bombing operations in South East Asia from October, 1966 through December, 1972.
Frequent deployments to South East Asia continued over the following five years as the theatre of operations expanded to also include bomber operations from Okinawa and Thailand.
The 306th was a major factor in Line Backer I operations to disrupt North Viet Nams' re-supply of South Viet Nam in the summer of 1972 and, finally, Line Backer II operations over Hanoi and Haiphong in December, 1972.
www.306thbw.org /306thscrpbk/scpbkSEA.htm   (117 words)

 South East Asia Hotel - Singapore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The South East Asia Hotel is situated at Waterloo Street in the Singapore city.
The South East Asia Hotel offers spacious accommodations to both international and domestic guests in an atmosphere of total relaxation.
The South East Asia Hotel suite everyone's needs whether it is a businessman, a tourist or a backpacker.
www.singapore-hotel-reservation.net /south-east-asia-hotel   (214 words)

 World Health Organization : Regional Office for South-East Asia (SEARO)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Regional Committee for the South-East Asia Region in session in Colombo
Session of WHO’s Regional Committee for South-East Asia concluded here today with a call for a strong commitment and joint endeavours for health development by the Member States.
The workshop was a collaborative initiative of South-East Asia Regional Office, WHO Centre for Health Development, Kobe and WHO Headquarters.
w3.whosea.org   (1412 words)

 A backpacking travel guide to Asia & Central America !
If you know what you are looking for in Asia or America, use the Search Form to find backpacking info.
My ambition is to make it a place where backpackers can freely exchange the latest info from "on the road" of the asian and americas countries and communicate with each others.
Asia, Central America and the world are too vast to be covered by one individual.
www.passplanet.com   (579 words)

 The Agonist | Asia: South-East   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bernama - Sixteen pupils were injured in a shooting incident that happened Wednesday morning in a primary school in Guangde County, east China's Anhui Province, witnesses confirmed on Thursday.
XINHUA news agency said in its report that of the injured, nine were slightly injured and seven others were seriously wounded and have been rushed to the No. 98 Hospital of Huzhou City, in neighbouring Zhejiang Province.
Reuters - A bloody insurgency in Muslim southern Thailand is a struggle for the independence of its ethnic Malay majority involving tens of thousands of people ready to die for their cause, a senior separatist figure said.
agonist.org /section/Asia_SE   (2253 words)

 Gamasutra - Features - "Exploring Game Development in South-East Asia"
Outsourcing artwork to Asia is nothing new for the movie/TV industry, with a lot of the work already being done in places like Korea, Taiwan, and Shanghai.
Many countries in South-East Asia now realize the need to shift their economies from a manufacturing base to a more service-oriented industry, and have begun governmental programs to stimulate that transition.
The technical skills sets in Asia are fair, with a large number of computer/electrical engineers coming from both local and international colleges (Many South-East Asian families send their children overseas to the U.S., UK, or Australia).
www.gamasutra.com /features/20050420/tan_01.shtml   (3237 words)

 Middlesex University > International Students > South East Asia
The team aims to offer the best possible services to students and their parents from the South East Asia Regional who want to find about the University and study for a Middlesex University degree here in London.
The University has an international reputation and is proud to have some 2000 overseas students of whom are from South East Asia.
He travels throughout South East Asia to meet with partners and meet potential students.
www.mdx.ac.uk /worldwide/southeastasia   (223 words)

 South East Asia News.Net
South East Asia News.Net is part of an international network of news sites, dedicated to the major regions, countries and cities of the world.
This particular portal features all the latest breaking South East Asia news, collating headlines and stories from a variety of sources, including global TV networks, major newspapers, news wires, and our own dedicated journalists.
Links to South East Asia sports sites, and a regional map are also features of our site, and we regularly provide polls of general interest.
www.southeastasianews.net   (798 words)

 Laos Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
South of Don Khong the Mekong River features a 13km/8mi stretch of powerful rapids with several...
From the fertile lowlands of the Mekong River valley to the rugged Annamite highlands, Laos is the highlight of southeast Asia.
Though the Saisom Special Zone is slowly opening up, the 'secret city' of Long Cheng remains off limits.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/south_east_asia/laos   (291 words)

 Australia and South East Asia - Countries and Capitals - Free software
Learn the geography of Australia and South East Asia with a free educational map puzzle.
The countries of Australia and South East Asia and their capitals.
Learn the countries of Australia and South East Asia and their capitals with this fun and educational puzzle game.
www.yourchildlearns.com /puzzle_aus.htm   (392 words)

 The South-East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami Blog
The South Asia quake struck just before 6 o'clock in the morning Central European Time, and was just 10 kilometres deep.
Czech rescuers are prepared to go to the south Asian regions badly hit by an earthquake today, spokesman of the Czech Fire and Rescue Corps Petr Kopacek and spokesman for the Hand for Help humanitarian organisation Jana Eichlerova said.
It's a project which teaches children to swim with the intention of helping them get over their fear of the sea and also to help them be prepared if any other disaster related to water happens..
www.tsunamihelp.blogspot.com   (5664 words)

 Scuba Diving Pattaya - Dive Pattaya - Dive Thailand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Dive South East Asia's Flag Ship the "Villai Samut" is the fastest and largest of her class in Pattaya!
Dive South East Asia is the only dive centre in Pattaya to visit the HTMS Khram (28 metre wreck dive) and two shallow (8-12 metre) dive sites everyday, allowing us to cater to all levels of Scuba Diving every trip!
Dive South East Asia are also the only Dive Centre in Pattaya that has Nitrox available on the boat every day!
www.dive-sea.com   (593 words)

 East & Southeast Asia: An Annotated Directory of Internet Resources
This annotated directory serves as a window on the rich Internet resources for the political units of East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Macau, and Mongolia) and Southeast Asia (Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam).
For both Asia in general and for the individual political units, resources are grouped by various political, social, cultural and economic categories and sub-categories.
Members of the academic community may find the lists of educational and research resources for Asia, China, Japan, Korea, and Asian American Studies to be of special interest.
newton.uor.edu /Departments&Programs/AsianStudiesDept/index.html   (172 words)

 East Asia Analytical Unit - Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Governments of South-East Asia have traditionally placed a high priority on agricultural growth to achieve a range of economic, social and political objectives.
South-East Asia is only a small producer of both cotton lint and shorn wool (the latter mainly by Indonesia and Malaysia) so must depend on imports.
It is interesting to note that South-East Asia's food and agricultural import growth has been increasingly concentrated in unprocessed and semi-processed food and agricultural products where possible, in order to carry out further processing and value-adding within countries' own borders prior to retail sale or export.
www.dfat.gov.au /publications/catalogue/subsistence_to_supermarket.html   (3558 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia
Attempts to reach remote areas cut off by the South Asia quake are running out of time, the UN's aid chief warns.
India's Sourav Ganguly is axed as captain for the Sri Lanka and South Africa series.
South Asia quake survivors answer your questions on disaster
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/world/south_asia/default.stm   (123 words)

 Travel Asia-South East Asia Cheap Vacation Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Why cheap, with the exchange rate between the west and east you are at the advantage.
Travel asia and zooming in to south east asia, you will find the most exotic beaches, with tropical islands everywhere and you get the most sunshine.
Planning your first trip to travel asia, take a virtual tour of Travel South East Asia to get some insight of what to expect.
www.travel.megatonloh.com   (763 words)

 South-East Asia Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
South-East Asia covers an area of about 4,100,000 square kilometres containing the following countries: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) homepage is designed to present the most updated information on what's happening in the travel industry in the Asia Pacific, linking travel research and marketing information with product information.
Asia Now Online presents video journeys to the Asia-Pacific region in a weekly television program.
sunsite.nus.edu.sg /asiasvc.html   (196 words)

As President of the Southeast Asia Petroleum Exploration Society, I would like to welcome you, on behalf of the Council, to the official website of SEAPEX, one of the petroleum industry's most dynamic professional organizations.
Our periodic publication, SEAPEX Press, is distributed worldwide and is highly regarded for its relevant technical and commercial papers, scouting information and updates on regional activities and events.
We at SEAPEX welcome all professionals in the Oil and Gas Industry who have a keen interest in upstream activities in Southeast Asia.
www.seapex.org   (352 words)

 Euro South East Asia 2006
Be part of a Euro East Asian Community which offers both contacts and a platform to explore alliances in both business and research.
Designed to enhance European and South East Asia cooperation, Euro South East Asia2006 supported by the European Commission DG INFSO – will take place in Singapore from 19th to 23rd June 2006.
Exploit South East Asian and European potentials that are present in the ICT field
www.eurosoutheastasia2006.org   (235 words)

 Sea kayaking adventure holiday Myanmar Burma
Just to the south of Lampi is an island called Palau Nala, which has a sea gypsy village nestled in a sheltered bay.
Our daily sea kayaking and snorkeling expeditions during the safari are truly the finest way to discover the true beauty of the islands.
At this time the East India Company controlled the area’s maritime trading; they too were plagued by bounty-seekers.
seal-asia.com /seakayaking/index.htm   (579 words)

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