Southeast Asia

The countries of Southeast Asia include: Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and the Philippines. They have a unique history, regional interaction, culture, food, and religious makeup from nearby areas and regions.

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Malaysia
Singapore
Business Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions
History of Singapore
Southeast Asia

Why did Singapore favor a merger with Malaysia?

Singapore favour for merger with Malaysia because for common market and for independence.

  • The PAP felt that Singapore's survival as an independent nation would be difficult.
  • Singapore lacked natural resources.
  • Entrepot trade was declining.
  • Growing population which required more jobs.
  • The Malayan government introduced import and export tariffs on goods which led further decline in Singapore's trade.
  • PAP government felt that a merger with Malaya would bring about rapid economic growth especially with the setting up of common market.
  • The common market would allow goods to be bought and sold freely without being taxed.
  • This would increase trade, expand industries and create more jobs.
  • The PAP saw that Singapore's best hope for complete freedom was through a merger with Malaya.
  • There were some areas like defense and internal security that were still under British control.
  • The British were reluctant to grant full independence to Singapore because they were worried about the communist threat in Singapore.
  • Moreover, When the PAP was formed in 1954, it included moderates and radicals.

Singapore lacked natural resources and faced a declining trade amount. More jobs were needed to meet the demands of the population. The Malayan government imposed import and export tariffs on goods traded between the 2 countries. Singapore also faced Communist threat and that made the British not grant full independence to Singapore. Singapore hence felt that by merging with Malaya, the British would grant Singapore full independence and Malaya would share natural resources and jobs. Trade amounts might also go back up and the tariffs could be removed.

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Geography
Philippines
Asia
Southeast Asia

Are the Philippines part of South East Asia?

YES!

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Asia
Southeast Asia

What is the largest church in Southeast Asia?

taal basica in taal batangas Philippines

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Singapore
Southeast Asia

Where is Singapore?

Singapore, also known as the Republic of Singapore, is located in Southeast Asia. It is an island state at the southern tip of the Malaysia Peninsula.

It is one of the few remaining city-states in the world and the smallest country in Southeast Asia.

It is a country of approximately 4 million people, governed by a party named PAP (People's Action Party) which took over the Singapore government in 1965.

History

Singapore was known as Temasek, which was then governed by Malaysia. Sir Stamford Raffles then got the governance of Singapore from the rightful Malaysian Sultan Hussein, and developed Singapore into an important port in the trade between China and India.

During World War 2, Singapore fell to the Japanese for two and a half years. It was then known as Syonan-to .

After WW2, Singapore attempted to break free from British colonization, as many were unhappy with the British for being unable to protect Singapore. Singapore first achieved self internal governence and then the British gave up the external governence in terms of army etc later on.

Singapore then went on to become a state of Malaysia, the new name of the former Malaya.

Singapore achieved independence in 1965, after it broke out of Malaysia.

Also, Twilight hottie Jackson Rathbone, was born there!
Singapore is located in South-East Asia, south of West Malaysia, south of Java of Indonesia and east of Sumatra of Indonesia.
South-East Asia.
It's Singapore, and it's Northwest of Indonesia and Southwest of Malaysia.

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Languages and Cultures
Vietnam
Asia
Southeast Asia

What languages were spoken in Indochina?

Indochina was a French colony, so the official language of administration was French. The native peoples of Indochina had a wide variety of languages. The Vietnamese, who were the largest Indochinese population, spoke Vietnamese, which is an Austroasiatic language. Khmer, the dominant language of Cambodia is also Austroasiatic. Lao, which is dominant in Laos is a Tai-Kadai Language. There were also ethnic minorities who spoke Sino-Tibetan Languages, Austronesian Languages, and Hmong-Mien Languages.

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Continents
Myanmar
Southeast Asia

Why burma called Myanmar today?

It is one and the same thing. The area of Burma is part of the Union of Myanmar. It is located in an area called IndoChina and is bordered by China, Thailand and some other small South East Asian places.

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Politics and Government
History of Asia
Southeast Asia

Why ASEAN is not successful?

BECAUSE

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Vietnam
Southeast Asia

Vietnam was once part of indochina colony of?

France.

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Lakes and Rivers
Southeast Asia

Why do the major rivers in Southeast Asia run from north to south?

Most major rivers in Southeast Asia seem to flow in the same direction. By studying the physical geography of this region, we can tell that these rivers flow from north to south because the major mountain ranges run from north to south. The rivers formed naturally between them in valleys.

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Singapore
History of Singapore
Southeast Asia

Why Singapore's capital is Singapore?

It is because Singapore is not only a country, but it is a city as well. It is a city-country, hence Singapore's capital is Singapore itself.

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Vietnam War
Asia
Southeast Asia

What are the famous landmarks in southeast Asia?

Landmarks for whom? Veterans or just plain civilian tourists? For just plain tourists there's nothing special about Vietnam...no Great Walls or Pyramids.

For even veterans, there's probably not much left to see as those old firebases have been turned into farms and the tanks have probably been re-cycled into automobiles.

The Rock Pile near the old base Khe Sanh will still be there, but'll probably have no meaning to anyone other than some vets.

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Japan in WW2
Southeast Asia

Why did Japan attack Southeast Asia?

Japan wanted a sphere of influence in Asia,and wanted to show the European powers that had colonies there (British, Dutch, French, etc)that a new "era" had dawned and that the Asian people were not going to accept Western rule. That was the most promulgated propaganda used. The major reason was more economic based as Japan was in great need for raw materials (as Japan was poor in this area). Japan was especially lacking in petroleum and SE Asia also provided rubber, rice, and a market to sell finished goods to.
The Japanese attacked southeast Asia because they needed the natural resources that were available there in order to prosecute their war in China and expand their sphere if influence in the western Pacific. Tis was triggered in part by a US oil embargo against Japan.

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Malaysia
Singapore
Business Finance
Mergers and Acquisitions
History of Singapore
Southeast Asia

What are the pros and cons of the Singapore - Malaysia merger?

Pros

First there is politcal benefits. Singapore wants to be independent. 1963 federation of malaysia constitution, through merger in 1963 with an independent malaya, singapore achieved full independence from British. Before the merger, British is unwilling to grant singapore independence giving the excuse that singapore is not strong enough and have limited resources to be independet. For malaya, merger was a way to check rising threat of communism in Singapore which might result to a threaten to the safety of malaya. Malaya is very successful in handling communist problems, one example is The Emergency.

Secondly, there is economic benefits. Singapore has limited resources and by merging with malaysia, malaysia acts as a hinterland for singapore and provides singapore with the resource. Furthremore, singapore has a small market and by merging with malaysia, it increases size of market and hence benefit singapore economically. Malysia on the other hand also wants to be benfited by singapore since singapore has more than 2500 firmst and a population of 1.7millon and is the most important port in south east asia.

Cons

However, because of the merger, federak government's fear of PAP's domination in malaysia politics. The failure of Alliance leader in KL to enable the Malays in Singapore to gain more seats in the Singapore Legislative Assmebly during the 1963 elections caused the alliance leader to feel very bitter about the defeat. Tunku even came to singapore and expressed his disappointment,this resulted to tension and bitter relationship. Furthremore, singapore promised not to participate in federal elections but did not keep its promise. Lee Kuan Yew and others participated in the federal election, although they only won a few seats but malays felt threatened by Singapore. Moreover, malaysia keep emphasizing on Malay being a superior race but Singapore felt that everyone is equal. Hence, the fear of Chinese domination in Malysian politics was a dominant threat felt amongst malay leaders. There are many riots for example the Geylang gaswork riot on Prophet Muhamad's birthday which resulted in injuries and the damage of properties.

Singapore did not benefit as much in the common market because the Central government was not convinced to promote new industries in Singapore. When foreign industries want to set up industries in Singapore, the centre government always delay and disagree. Singapore also recieved very few certificats of pioneer status. Singapore leaders felt very frustrated to threatened to boycott british goods. Resulted to upsetting relationship. Tax charges to protect malaysian industry is very frustrating. Singapore's light bulb industries suffered because of the imposition of duty on imports of light bulbs just when light bulb factories are going to be set up and 50000 people are unable to get their jobs because of this.

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Vietnam War
Southeast Asia

What effect did the Vietnam War have on South East Asia and the US?

I'm not an expert in this area. But to my understanding, the Vietnam War created divisions between the American popluation and the government. People could see for the first time the devastation caused by war, and this put a massive pressure on future governments for peace and an end to American involvement in future international disputes. The American government was also deeply shocked by the proceedings in Vietnam. The infamous Tet Offensive (where the Vietcong attacked and took over approximately 100 towns and cities across South Vietnam), was seen as a military embarrasment and provided further pressure for the American army to stay out of future disputes. In South Vietnam, untold damage was done to the Vietnamese economy, infrastructure and the rainforests. Vietnam went from becoming a major exporter of rice to a country that could hardly feed it's own people. Also, due to American tactics such as "Operation Ranch-Hand" which used chemicals such as Agent Orange to defoliate the rainforests, vast areas of natural resources became useless. This further decreased South Vietnam's ability to provide for itself and recover from the war. Even though after the war, South Vietnam did eventually be defeated by the Communists, it remained very weak and therefore no longer any real threat to the US itself.

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Indonesia
Southeast Asia

How do you get to Indonesia?

You can travel by sea, land and air

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History of Asia
Economics
History
Southeast Asia

How many countries are there in Asean?

10.

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Myanmar
Government
Southeast Asia

Do government leaders follow the rule of law in burma or Myanmar?

No. The military government in Myanmar is beyond the authority of the law. They cannot be sued or indicted on any charge. Additionally, legal and court proceedings are heavily influenced by the executive, resulting in the arrest and detainment of individuals for political reasons as opposed to legal reasons.

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Politics and Government
Southeast Asia

Which country in Southeast Asia is currently run by a military junta?

Burma.

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Politics and Government
Southeast Asia

What type of climate are found in Southeast Asia?

South East Asia has a mostly tropical wet and Asiatic Russia has a subarctic climate....

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Indonesia
Farm Crops
Continents
Southeast Asia

What fruit is popular for use in cooking in Indonesia and Thailand?

The Indonesian Malkaka-Guujoo Potato-fruit

It is a very rare fruit that grows on trees, bushes and is also a root potato, or root-fruit as the kids say at Eton today.

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Vietnam War
History of the United States
Asia
Southeast Asia

Which kingdom of the southeast asia broke free from china in 939?

Vietnamese

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Asia
Southeast Asia

Why is southeast Asia considered a crossroads?

) A number of trade routes intersect.

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Singapore
History of Singapore
Southeast Asia

Why is Singapore's capital Singapore?

cuz sg not big enough to be a country; its only about size of manhattan.

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Countries, States, and Cities
Singapore
Southeast Asia

What country lies between Singapore and Thailand?

Malaysia

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Asia
Southeast Asia

What country in South East Asia has the smallest population?

Brunei has the smallest population. It doesnt even have a million people.

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