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  Southeast Asia travel guide - Wikitravel
Southeast Asia is one of the world's most popular tourist destinations, and for a reason.
Southeast Asia is tropical: the weather hovers around the 30°C mark throughout the year, humidity is high and it rains often.
Virtually all of the traveller trail in Southeast Asia is perfectly safe, but there are low-level insurgencies in the remote areas of Indonesia and Myanmar, and East Timor continues to be politically unstable.
wikitravel.org /en/Southeast_Asia   (1568 words)

 Southeast Asia Map
Early Mapping of Southeast Asia follows the story of mapmaking, exploration, and colonization from the sixteenth to nineteenth centuries.
It surveys Southeast Asia's geography and civilizations, its maps and influence on Western worldviews, and th...
A young man backpacking in Southeast Asia meets a French couple, and together they follow a dead man's map to the beach, a fable Copyright (C) Muze Inc. 2005.
www.lancangriver.com /southeast-asia-map.htm   (179 words)

 Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news and business from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice went to Cairo when she should have gone to Manila for an important regional meeting; President George W Bush is staying in Washington instead of going to Singapore to meet Asian leaders.
After the economic crisis that ravaged Southeast Asia a decade ago, there were high hopes for genuine political reforms to prevent a repeat of that meltdown.
The December 2004 tsunami that devastated much of Southeast Asia dramatically illustrated what the future holds for the 500 million people who live in the region's low-lying river deltas or far-flung islands that will be inundated if waters rise significantly as a result of climate change.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia.html   (4535 words)

  The Electronic Passport to Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia is also known as Indochina because it is between India and China.
Rice is the most important crop and the primary source of nutrition in Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia is a land of many religious faiths.
www.mrdowling.com /615seasia.html   (271 words)

  Southeast Asia - MSN Encarta
Southeast Asia, region of Asia comprising Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, and the Malay Archipelago.
There are 11 countries in Southeast Asia: Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The largest part of mainland Southeast Asia is Indochina, containing half of Southeast Asia’s countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/RefArticle.aspx?refid=761567062   (543 words)

  Southeast Asia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The animals of Southeast Asia are diverse; on the islands of Borneo and Sumatra, the Orangutan (man of the forest), the Asian Elephant, the Malayan tapir, the Sumatran Rhinoceros and the Clouded Leopard can be also found.
While Southeast Asia is rich in flora and fauna, Southeast Asia is facing severe deforestation which causes habitat loss for various endangered species such as orangutan and the Sumatran tiger.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Southeast_Asia   (3169 words)

 Southeast Asia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Peninsular Southeast Asia is a rugged region traversed by many mountains and drained by great rivers such as the Thanlwin, Ayeyarwady, Chao Phraya, and Mekong.
Southeast Asia has a generally tropical rainy climate, with the exception of the northwestern part, which has a humid subtropical climate.
Because of Southeast Asia’s strategic location between Japan and India, and the importance of shipping routes that traverse it, the region became the scene of battles between Allied and Japanese forces during World War II.
www.bartleby.com /65/st/SthEAs.html   (649 words)

 Southeast Asia
Students will understand t hat Southeast Asia is an extremely diverse region of the world that in the past and present has shaped and been shaped by cultural, political and economic worldwide trends.
Southeast Asia’s position as a center for trade in the Indian Ocean (“the Spice Islands”) also brought Muslim merchants and Europeans to the region.
From Southeast Asia as a region, I will introduce students to the country of Cambodia, by elaborating the historical background and the geopolitical context for the Khmer Rouge atrocities of the region, and include a brief outline about the events in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge.
education.eastwestcenter.org /asiapacificed/sea2004/sea2004/RCasteel.htm   (1469 words)

 Southeast Asia - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Southeast Asia lies on the intersection of geological plates, with heavy seismic and volcanic activity.
The animals of Southeast Asia are diverse; on the island of Borneo, the Orangutan (man of the forest), the Asian Elephant, the Sumatran Rhinoceros and the Clouded Leopard can be also found.
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.
www.voyager.in /Southeast_Asia   (3187 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.
Southeast Asia up to the 1980s already had several regionalist and separatist Islamic based movements, notably in southern Thailand, the long running resistance in Aceh and especially in the southern Philippines.
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)

 Southeast Asian Rainforests
Yet Southeast Asia is losing its rainforests faster than any equatorial region, and has the fewest remaining primary rainforests.
Southeast Asia is a 3,100 mile long chain of about 20,000 islands strung between Asia and Australia.
For the plants and animals and the myriad species that inhabit the rainforests of Southeast Asia it may be too late and there is no "forest refugia" left from which to replenish their species.
www.blueplanetbiomes.org /se_asian_rnfrst.htm   (1629 words)

 TIMEasia Magazine: Southeast Asia - Heading South?
Southeast Asia was free, neutral, at peace—and economically booming to boot.
The Bali attack was Southeast Asia's 9/11, and the subsequent arrests and ongoing trial of its perpetrators give an illusion of a threat contained.
The '80s and '90s were Southeast Asia's glorious adolescence, which was supposed to lead to a 21st century golden era of prosperity and Western-style freedoms.
www.time.com /time/asia/covers/501030707/story.html   (1194 words)

 Foreign Policy In Focus | China and Southeast Asia
China's approach to Southeast Asia during the last decade has been characterized by a conscious dampening of outstanding regional disputes, a willingness to engage in multilateral dialogue and institutions, and a rhetoric of good neighborliness and mutual benefit.
In East Asia, China butts up against Japan and grapples with the limits of its influence on the Korean peninsula; Central Asia is subject to competitive strategic intrusions by the United States and Russia; and South Asia is complicated by ambivalent Sino-Indian relations and sub-continental politics.
Southeast Asian strategies toward China are underpinned by the twin roles of the United States as a regional bulwark or deterrent, and the United States as the world and the region's premier economic powerhouse.
fpif.org /fpiftxt/3780   (2340 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Southeast Asia Treaty Organization   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization SOUTHEAST ASIA TREATY ORGANIZATION [Southeast Asia Treaty Organization] (SEATO), alliance organized (1954) under the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty by representatives of Australia, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the United States.
Asia ASIA [Asia], the world's largest continent, 17,139,000 sq mi (44,390,000 sq km), with about 3.3 billion people, nearly three fifths of the world's total population.
Occupying the eastern coastline of the Southeast Asian peninsula, Vietnam is bounded by China on the north, by Laos and Cambodia on the west, and by the Gulf of Tonkin and the
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/12132.html   (687 words)

 Southeast Asia Centre - Faculty of Asian Studies
The Southeast Asia Centre in the Faculty of Asian Studies aims to equip students with the linguistic and cultural competence needed to function effectively in the six Southeast Asian nations, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
All the Southeast Asia Centre programs are open to undergraduate students taking degrees in the Faculty of Asian Studies as well as to students enrolled in other Faculties at the Australian National University.
The Head of the Southeast Asia Centre is Dr George Quinn.
asianstudies.anu.edu.au /wiki/index.php/Southeast_Asia_Centre   (326 words)

Southeast Asia: The Long Road Ahead is a serious and concise study on various important economic aspects of Southeast Asia.
Besides critically examining the multiple facets of changes and problems that have been and will be encountered by Southeast Asia, the book also presents a lucid exposition on the prospects of the region.
The book should be of interest to economists, graduate students on Southeast Asia and all those who want to have a better knowledge and understanding of the important Southeast Asian region.
www.worldscibooks.com /economics/5446.html   (887 words)

 Southeast Asia Studies at Yale
Yale established its Southeast Asia Studies Program in 1947 - the first area studies program in the United States to embark on the study of Southeast Asia in all disciplines.
Southeast Asia Studies at Yale became an endowed program in 1961, and today helps to maintain one of the most extensive library collections in the country (See Research Support, below).
Materials in the Southeast Asia Collection are in both western and vernacular languages of the countries covered, and primarily emphasize the social sciences and humanities.
www.yale.edu /seas   (737 words)

 Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news and business from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam
Asia Times Online :: Southeast Asia news and business from Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam
RACHA YAI ISLAND, Thailand - On a beach alive with tropical delights and smooth, white sand washed by calm, turquoise waters, Bas Toeter cuts an odd figure in a T-shirt, shorts and wide-brimmed hat.
All material on this website is copyright and may not be republished in any form without written permission.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Southeast_Asia/GD08Ae04.html   (974 words)

 Southeast Asia Economy
Southeast Asia is going through tremendous changes economically.
Backed by detailed empirical data, Raj Brown gives a comprehensive analysis of the rise of the corporate economy in Southeast Asia, focusing in particular on corporate organization, methods of finance, business environment and corporate governance.
In this second edition the authors from Monash and Bond Universities respectively present a thoroughly revised account of the effects of financial liberalization and growth and development in the more advanced economies of Southeast Asia.
www.lancangriver.com /southeast-asia-economy.htm   (222 words)

 Destinations: Southeast Asia | CDC Travelers' Health   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The following vaccines may be recommended for your travel to Southeast Asia.
Travelers to malaria-risk areas, including infants, children, and former residents of Southeast Asia, should take an antimalarial drug.
Travelers’ diarrhea can be caused by viruses, bacteria, or parasites, which are found throughout Southeast Asia and can contaminate food or water.
www.cdc.gov /travel/seasia.htm   (1699 words)

 ASIA SOCIETY: THE COLLECTION IN CONTEXT   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The region known as Southeast Asia is composed of eight countries: Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines.
For many of these countries, a good deal of their art, culture, and religion as well as their conceptions of law and kingship were originally based on Indian ideals.
Southeast Asian art in the Asia Society collection consists mainly of Hindu and Buddhist sculpture from Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, and Indonesia, although the museum's holdings range from a stunning bronze ceremonial axehead dating from 500-200 B.C.E. to 15th- and 16th-century Thai and Vietnamese ceramics.
www.asiasocietymuseum.com /region_main.asp?RegionID=3   (139 words)

 Southeast Asia Needs More Attention   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Evidence and rumors of Southeast Asian connections to terrorism have been mounting, and the Singapore revelations are a wake-up call.
Southeast Asia remains an inherently moderate region, but the arrests are a reminder that such a situation cannot be taken for granted.
Southeast Asian area studies, funded generously by the U.S. government during the Vietnam War, all but disappeared in American universities after the fall of Saigon.
www.brook.edu /views/op-ed/Dalpino/20020214.htm   (839 words)

 25 Years of TRAFFIC   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Southeast Asia is a major hub of trade in wildlife, functioning as supplier, consumer and an emporium of plants, animals and their derivatives.
Southeast Asia is one of the more densely populated regions in the world: Indonesia alone is home to nearly 220 million people.
Its first studies in 1992 looked at the songbird trade in Southeast Asia, which showed that trade is widespread and impacting many rare or little-known species and even for those fully protected under national legislation.
www.traffic.org /25/network9.htm   (776 words)

 Rethinking Southeast Asia
While the U.S. ability to respond to crises in Southeast Asia is important, it is not an alternative to a coherent policy.
Southeast Asian students increasingly study Chinese and go to China mostly because that is where they believe money is to be made.
Southeast Asian countries respect U.S. military might, though some fear the U.S. may be too quick to use it.
www.tcf.org /list.asp?type=NC&pubid=955   (1502 words)

 Southeast Asia Encyclopedia Articles @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Although primarily descendants of Austronesian, Tai, and Mon-Khmer-speaking immigrants who migrated from Southern China during the Iron Age, there are overlays of Chinese, European, as well as Papuan genes.
Pockets of Hindu population can also be found around Southeast Asia in Singapore, Malaysia etc. It should be noted that Balinese Hinduism is somewhat different from Hinduism practised elsewhere as Animism and local culture is incorporated into it.
The Peranakan are a unique Straits Chinese community that are found mostly in Malaysia and Singapore, though many can also be found in Indonesia.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Southeast_Asia   (2226 words)

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