Southeast Asia by BillPennington

Champion(s):

Matto
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Runner(s)-Up:

RichmondJ


Quiz Description

A general knowledge quiz on Southeast Asia covering history, geography, politics, travel, people and much more. Suitable for anyone with an interest in one of the fastest growing regions of the world, Southeast Asia is an intriguing crossroads of cultures, languages and, importantly, food.

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Questions:

Once known as Batavia, the people of this mega city of nearly 20 million still refer to themselves as "orang Betawi". Name this Southeast Asian capital.

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Jakarta (Indonesia)

The Emerald Buddha, a jadeite statue and symbol of the Thai monarchy, currently sits in a temple of the same name in the Royal Palace in Bangkok. Until 1779, it sat in another Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Ho Phra Keo (which is still there) in what present day location?

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Vientiane, Laos

What country's official languages include Tetum, a local Austronesian language?

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East Timor/Timor Leste

If you were sitting in a World Heritage listed Georgetown street, eating a plate of nasi lemak and washing it down with a glass of teh tarik, what country would you be in?

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Malaysia

Located in the Irrawaddy Basin, this complex of over 2,000 temples was the capital of a Buddhist Kingdom from the 9th to the 14th centuries before falling into decline. Now a major tourist drawcard, what name does this ancient city normally go by these days?

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Bagan/Pagan

The Tonle Sap lake and river system supports the livelihoods of millions in Cambodia. What is unusual, or even unique, about the Tonle Sap river?

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It flows in both directions, depending on the season.

Of the ten member states of ASEAN, five drive on the left and five drive on the right. Name at least three of these countries that drive on the left.

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Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei,

If you landed at Noi Bai Airport, after clearing immigration you would be a short 200,000 dong taxi ride from the centre of what capital city?

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Hanoi, Vietnam

Lee Kwan Yew (b. 1923 - d. 2015) was the first and longest serving Prime Minister of what country?

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Singapore

Gaining independence from its colonial masters as late as 1 January 1984, this small, oil-rich sultanate has been under continuous martial law for more than 50 years.

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Brunei/Brunei Darussalam

The "EDSA Revolutions" took place in Manila, Philippines in 1986 and 2001. Who or what is "EDSA"?

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A main road /EDSA Avenue/Epifania de los Santos Avenue

Two countries in Southeast Asia have experienced United Nations peacekeeping missions. the acronyms for these missions were UNTAC (1992-3) and UNTAET (1999-2002). Name both countries.

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Cambodia/Kampuchea, East Timor/Timor Leste