Category Archives: Southeastern Asia

Travel to Laos

Laos is moderately wild, very exotic and more than a poor neighbor of the lucky Vietnam and Thailand. There is no sea here, but there are ancient temples lost in tropical forests, picturesque mountains and an amazing way of life. Tours, maps, visa, photos and reviews – all about Laos. Note: according to allcitypopulation, the… Read More »

Landmarks of Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, the capital of the Asian country of Thailand, has no fewer than fifteen million inhabitants. This huge amount of people within the agglomeration leads to a lot of crowds, exhaust fumes and smog. It is not for nothing that you see people walking around in the street with face masks or performing their work.… Read More »

Sights of Koh Samui, Thailand

The once sought-after ‘backpackers’ destination of Koh Samui has now grown into a tourist destination where even the spoiled holidaymaker gets his money’s worth. Much has therefore been done to make the island as attractive as possible to a diverse audience. Koh Samui is often included in a trip that visits the other famous islands… Read More »

Landmarks of Pattaya, Thailand

This very popular resort of Thailand is located on Pattaya Bay. Often the place name Pattaya is used in one sentence with sex tourism, go go bars and other nighttime entertainment. Fortunately, that has changed a lot in the past few years. The ‘Disneyland for adults’ has made way for family fun. For example, there… Read More »

Vietnam Tourist Guide

Before you travel, take a photocopy of your international passport and other documents proving your identity (driver’s license, etc.), and airline tickets, and store them separately from the originals. In case of loss of documents, you will have fewer problems, especially with tickets. Take spare passport photos with you, including those for children – they… Read More »

Resorts and Attractions in Indonesia

Exotic places, vivid impressions, wonderful memories await you. Indonesia is famous for its islands, ocean and waves. This is a country of mountains, volcanoes, dense forests, picturesque coasts, amazing natural beauty. This is the land of ever-blooming nature, which combines the features of Asian flora and fauna with some Australian animals and plants. Along with… Read More »

Macau, China Basic Information

Basic data Capital Population 0.7 million Language Chinese and Portuguese Religion Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism State system special administrative region of the PRC Head of State Xi Jinping Head of government Ho Iat Seng Currency name Pataca (MOP) Travel Time shift +6h (summer time), +7h (winter time) Economy 2021 Nominal… Read More »

Yogyakarta, Java Island (Indonesia)

Yogyakarta is located on the south coast of central Java. Translated from Indonesian, the name of the city is translated as “a city that should flourish.” Yogyakarta is surrounded by rice fields, sandy beaches are located on the coast in its southern part, and Mount Merapi is visible in the north. Its height is 2900… Read More »

Indonesia Landmarks

Yogyakarta With several universities, the city of Yogyakarta in the center of Java is the center of education and the center of Javanese culture in Indonesia. The city-state is a sultanate and was temporarily the capital. The most active volcano in Indonesia, Mount Merapi, is located here. Worth seeing are the sultan’s palace in the… Read More »

Malaysia Attractions

Orangutan sanctuaries As a tourist, there are few opportunities to encounter these majestic animals in the wild, one option being the Danum Valley Conservation Area in northern Borneo. Many great apes live on 400 km² and hikes with overnight stays in lodges are offered. A river cruise on the Kinabatangan River through the Lower Kinabatangan… Read More »

Singapore Attractions

Sentosa Island The holiday island of Sentosa (Internet: ) offers a variety of leisure activities and attractions: The Butterfly Park is home to over 50 different types of butterflies, Fort Siloso has an interactive exhibition reminiscent of the time of World War II and Tiger Sky Tower has a fantastic view of the city.… Read More »

Indonesia Tourist Guide

Capital: Jakarta city. Area: 1910.9 thousand km². Official language: Indonesian. Religion: Unlike all of Indonesia, where the predominant religion is Islam, 90% of the inhabitants of Bali are Hindus. However, the local religion is unlike any other religion in the world – it is a kind of fusion of Hinduism, Buddhism and ancient primitive beliefs.… Read More »

Cambodia Brief Information

The Kingdom of Cambodia is a pearl immersed in bright tropical greenery. This is a state in Southeast Asia, in the south of the Indochina peninsula. It borders Laos to the northeast, Vietnam to the east and southeast, and Thailand to the west and northwest. The resorts of Cambodia – in the south-west of the… Read More »

Laos Tourist Guide

HOW TO GET THERE: There are two international airports in Laos – in the cities of Vientiane and Luang Prabang. There are no direct flights from Russia. Laos can be reached via Vietnam (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh) or Thailand (Bangkok, Chiang Mai). The total travel time from Moscow to Laos is about 10.5 hours, excluding… Read More »

Myanmar Geopolitics

Located between the Indian subcontinent and China, until 2010 Myanmar was, together with North Korea, one of the last two Asian states still almost completely closed in on themselves. Today the country presents itself as an interesting case of a totalitarian system which by the will of the military leaders themselves has gradually opened up,… Read More »

Myanmar Arts and Literature

LITERATURE Since its acquisition, the Buddhist canon in pāli (1057 AD) influenced the entire Burmese literature, where compositions with a Buddhist religious background (pyo), celebrations of royal lineages (egyin), illustrations of events of the kingdom (mawgun), themes about the contemplation of the forest (taw-la) and various compositions (yadu). Representative authors include Shin Sīlvamsa (late 15th… Read More »

Philippines Encyclopedia

Philippines A state in Southeast Asia, formed by the island group of the same namelocated between the Pacific Ocean, the South China Sea and the Celebes Sea. The major islands of the vast archipelago are: Luzon, Mindanao, Samar, Negros, Palawan, Panay, Mindoro, Leyte, Cebu, Bohol. Physical characteristics The archipelago extends between 20 ° 40 ‘and… Read More »

Philippines Cinema

The term new wave, very often used inappropriately, is certainly fitting to address a discourse on the new Filipino cinema, the one that established itself internationally in the early 2000s (the International Film Festival of Rotterdam, followed, later, by other exhibitions of cinema, such as, for example, that of Pesaro, have helped to create awareness… Read More »

Travel to Beautiful Cities in Indonesia

Here you will find study trips and round trips through the metropolises of Indonesia Jakarta Take a tour of Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia! Jakarta is the largest city in the country and at the same time the largest metropolitan area in the country. The capital has the status of a province… Read More »

Sightseeing in Brunei

Take an interesting tour through Brunei, a country in Asia. The current state of Brunei represents the remainder of a much larger sultanate in earlier times, which previously roughly assigned the entire north coast to the domain of the Sultan of Brunei. Let yourself be impressed by Brunei’s attractions and visit the most important cities… Read More »

World Heritage Sites in Philippines

Mount Hamiguitan Wildlife Sanctuary (World Heritage) Mount Hamiguitan Wildlife Sanctuary, the sixth World Heritage Site in the Philippines since 2014, and the first on Mindanao Island. Mount Hamiguitan Wildlife Sanctuary: Facts Official title: Mount Hamiguitan Wildlife Sanctuary Natural monument Wildlife reserve, which is characterized by the diversity of its habitats for plants and animals; Home… Read More »

Philippines under Rodrigo Duterte Part I

Era of Duterte (since 2016) Never before in the history of the republic has the relationship between president and vice-president been so shattered as it was in the case of Aquino and Jejomar Binay just under a year before the presidential election on May 9, 2016. The controversy between the two turned out to be… Read More »

Baroque Churches in the Philippines (world heritage)

Baroque churches in the Philippines, the four churches are evidence of Spanish colonial history in Southeast Asia. Visit for climate in Philippines. They combine European and Asian building traditions. There are three churches on Luzon, one is on Panay. Baroque Churches in the Philippines: Facts Official title: Baroque churches in Manila, Santa Maria, Paoay and Miagao… Read More »

Philippines Guide

MABUHAY – Welcome to a visit to the Pearl of the Orient – the tropical paradise with its 7,107 islands, as the Republic of the Philippines, which has been independent since July 4, 1946, is called. With a population of 103 million people, the Southeast Asian island kingdom is the 12th most populous country in… Read More »

Philippines People and Languages

Alphabetized adults: 95% (2014) Major religions: Roman Catholic & Protestant (91%) Urban population: 45% (2016) Life expectancy (female / male): 72 / 65.3 (2015) Gender Inequality Index: Rank 97 of 160 (2017) Number of births: 3.06 (2016) Infant mortality: 42/1000 live births (2016) Is there a Filipino culture in a country whose name – in… Read More »

Philippines Education and Religion

Is there a Filipino culture in a country whose name is of colonial origin? What could be the national bond that unites the more than 7,000 islands with their different peoples and different languages, religious practices and eating habits? People who are interested, politicians, scientists and artists always bite their teeth when answering this question.… Read More »

Philippines Everyday Life

Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP) Exchange rate: 59.06 Peso per € (December 2020) Time zone: UTC / GMT + 8 hours Country code (phone): +63 Climate (for capital): Tropical All about money The Philippine currency is the peso. One peso is equal to 100 centavos. There are banknotes in circulation to the value of 20, 50,… Read More »

Travel to Philippines

Entry & residence requirements Entry into the Philippines is only possible for German citizens with a valid (also temporary) travel or children’s passport. It is recommended to ensure that travel documents are valid for 6 months beyond the intended duration of stay. For German tourists who hold a passport, a free Visa on Arrival is… Read More »

Philippines Development Cooperation

Multilateral and bilateral development cooperation (DC) After the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the World Bank (WB), the European Union (EU) is the Philippines’ most important multilateral partner. The 28 member states of the EU together contribute around 60 percent of international development cooperation, making them the world’s largest donor. As the largest internal market… Read More »

Philippines Digitalization

Information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure According to zipcodesexplorer, the Philippines have an ICT infrastructure that is typical of developing countries: landline telephony and wired (broadband) Internet are not widespread. According to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), there were around four million landline connections and around four million broadband Internet connections in 2017. Measured against… Read More »