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    Posted: 09-Oct-2006 at 11:36

South East Asia is geographically to the east of the Indian Subcontinent and to the south of China.

 

 

Known during the classical times by Greek astronomer, Ptolemy, as Aurea and Labiduis is only proof of the interest shown by the world of this small tropical corner of the globe. In fact, in an ancient Hindu text this area may have been known as Suvarnabhumi, which translates to “land of gold”.

 

This wealth continued to soar up until the 90’s, where the Asian Tiger economies (as they were known) hit financial crisis. Now recovering from this crisis, the population of South East Asia stands at above 593 million people spread over the 4,000,000 km2 with a large proportion living on the Indonesian island of Java.

 

 

The purpose of this forum is to promote SE Asian history, which until now has not fared to well on Allempires. Please note that Allempires does not consider SE Asia to be a sub-branch of South Asian history. The reason it has been kept as a sub-forum is due to the lack of posts existing on it. If it is popular enough then will become a separate forum in the future.

 

So enjoy this new sub-forum and happy debating.

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Here are a few pictures from my recent holiday in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Langkawi. Enjoy:

Kuala Lumpur City Center



Kuala Lumpur City Center again



This was taken near the war memorial in KL. At this point I am wishing I had brought sun glasses!


The war memorial in KL


This is a fountain in KL. IF anybody knows the name of it please let me know



The only dirty place I had seen in the whole of KL, the Sri Mahamariamman Temple



This is in the Genting Highlands, a mountain resort 2000m in the air! This place has it all from casinos to theme parks with a shopping mall!



The beatifullest site I have seen in the world.



In Singapore


You may have guessed by now I like buildings. This is also in Singapore.


The skyline in Singapore across Marina Bay


The Merlion in Sentosa




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On route from Singapore to Langkawi. Tropical Islands! Need I say anymore?


The View from my hotel in Langkawi



Ok there is a story behind the next one. I had gone parasailing and didnt hear the instructions clearly. This meant i didn't know how to land! I ended up landing in the water. This is me after coming out of the Indian Ocean:

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Big smile i'm so glad u found my country beautiful...
 
i cant remember.. when did u came to Malaysia? supposed to be it was in July right? U shud snap the KLCC pic itself rather thn from top of it.. must be from the bridge huh?
 
The war memorial statue near by Jalan Parlimen.. where further up u went to 'dataran merdeka' (wht is the english name? national square i guess) u found the noname fountain.. with 'Periuk Kera' plant motive... if u can see the Bank Rakyat tower, the opposite will be Malaysia Central Bank..The statue..it's so closed to my office like 10 min drive...
 
I believe u visit the temple first then only u went to Genting right? went up by cable car or drive? the temple, it locates in Batu Caves... it's not so far from my apt. I wonder why u didnt visit Putrajaya Anuj...
 
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When I was studying in England, my Malaysian friend proudly told me that his country is indeed very blessed geographically since it is a country without any natural disasters - it does not have earthquakes (or tsunamis - as testified by the fact that the recent Indian Ocean tsunami did not affect Malaysia) and volcanoes; even typhoons that affect most east and southeast Asian countries do not reach Malaysia. The weather is always nice and warm.
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Originally posted by cahaya

Big smile i'm so glad u found my country beautiful...
 
i cant remember.. when did u came to Malaysia? supposed to be it was in July right? U shud snap the KLCC pic itself rather thn from top of it.. must be from the bridge huh?
 
The war memorial statue near by Jalan Parlimen.. where further up u went to 'dataran merdeka' (wht is the english name? national square i guess) u found the noname fountain.. with 'Periuk Kera' plant motive... if u can see the Bank Rakyat tower, the opposite will be Malaysia Central Bank..The statue..it's so closed to my office like 10 min drive...
 
I believe u visit the temple first then only u went to Genting right? went up by cable car or drive? the temple, it locates in Batu Caves... it's not so far from my apt. I wonder why u didnt visit Putrajaya Anuj...
 
I'll be visiting India next year.. Insha Allah.. my first trip to oversea... in march...


How did you guess my holiday?! You were that girl stalking me there weren't you?

That is exactly the trip I did! By the way, I took the road upto Genting. I must admit it made me sick trying to get up there (all the turns).

Your country is so fricking beautiful I'm so jealous! Not only that, the people I saw were all beautiful too.  Also, everything was so clean! They could never turn London into anything resembling KL, chavs and rudeboys alone would ruin it.

I do have more pictures, I may add them later but it takes time (I need to edit them so that I can upload it to the AE server).

The one problem I did have in KL was the haze. The visibility was absolutly poor, as you can see from my pictures.

The people I went with were into shopping too much. I didnt get a chance to stroll through the park in the city center, which looked so romantic (when I get married I plan on having the honeymoon there) at night from my hotel window.
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it's almost true flyingzone.. there are three countries in SE Asia never had serious natural disaster; Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.
 
malaysia did effect by tsunami.. and it caused several fatalities.... even not so much like Thailand and of course.. Indonesia... i've seen the place where one of the place is in my hometown.. and i still have the pic in my cellphone.. unfortunately cant dl in here.. lol
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17-Oct-2006 at 14:48
Originally posted by Anuj

I did have in KL was the haze


Perhaps you just have a bad camera? I'd guess this option more being the correct one.


On the more formal note, I will give my contribution as much as it is, wholeheartedly to the SEAH[sf] (which, in my brilliant abbreviation's list differs greatly from SASEAH) and I do hope that it's amazing history will be much more noticed in the future by essays or works of any sort.

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hohoho maybe someday you should go to Indonesia. and i will show you how beautiful is my country. and how the culture and history incredibly amazed even myself as Indonesian.hohoho.maybe later i will post the picture of my travel around Indonesia
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As of today, the History of South-East Asia has graduated into a full forum.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote cahaya Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Aug-2008 at 10:07
unfortunately... i guess this subject... i mean.. thread.. or topic... well ..

the History of South-East Asia...

seriously... is the most unfamous among other subs/topics/threads (whtever it called) in this forum..  sad to say.. very less participation from members. Do something... or this sub/topic/thread will be History.

See last reply in here from OMAR - 17/03/07.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote rider Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-Aug-2008 at 11:19
It's not this topic that has to survive but the subfora itself. You could boost this one - what can you tell us of Malaysian history? Before the colonizations? 
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I think as Rider has said, this thread's purpose was just the introduction of the subforum. However, there are many threads in the subforum which are actualy not that outdated. Smile
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