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AITCV was the first international institution in Vietnam and the first center of AIT out of its headquarters in Thailand. Two other centers have been authorized to be set up in Indonesia and Pakistan. These swifts are resident breeders in hill forests in southern Asia from India east to Indonesia and the Philippines. The vocal music program features groups such as the Men's Choir, Varsity Ensemble and International Show Choir. These award-winning choirs have performed in the United States, Austria, Hungary, Canada, Australia, China, South Korea, Indonesia, and many other countries. St. Mary's high schoolers may also take part in the Tokyo Area Honor Choir amongst other KPASSP schools, if they are accepted through auditioning. The St. Mary's High Schoolers enroll in contests in the United States with other choirs from Universities, since the level on tone and quality of the choir is very high. St. Mary's has never lost a choir competition in the Kanto Plains. History Formal education has its early origins in the temple (Thai temple art and architecture) schools, when it was available to boys only. From the mid-sixteenth century Thailand opened up to significant French Catholic influence until the mid-seventeenth century when it was heavily curtailed, and the country returned to a strengthening of its own cultural ideology. Unlike other parts of South and Southeast Asia, particularly the Indian subcontinent, Myanmar (Burma), Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Malay Peninsula, Indonesia and the Philippines which had all benefited from the influence of countries with centuries of educational tradition, Thailand has never been colonised by a Western power. As a result, structured education on the lines of that in developed countries was slow to evolve until it gained new impetus with the reemergence of diplomacy in the late nineteenth century. Dmoz:Regional Asia Indonesia Commons:Category:Indonesia Wikipedia:Indonesia

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Edition page 74 url http: publisher Rough Guides isbn 1-84353-437-1 date August 2005 thumb A street dog in Bali (File:Street dog-Gianyar Bali-2009.jpeg), Indonesia, suffers from sarcoptic mange. In the Asia-Pacific region, Jersey Standard had oil production and refineries in Indonesia

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elaborate with galleries adorned with bas relief of scenes derived from Buddhist text depicted the life of Siddharta Gautama. Borobudur unique and significant architecture has been acknowledge by UNESCO as the largest buddhist monument in the world. According to Brahmi (Brāhmī script), kharoshti , Pali and Sanskrit edicts Ashoka the great founded 84,000 stupas all over the south Asia. The number of formal occasions at Rideau Hall increased through the 1950s and 1960s

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and Arabs are concentrated mostly in urban areas. A sense of Indonesian nationhood exists alongside strong regional identities. Ricklefs (#Ricklefs), p. 256 Social, religious and ethnic tensions have triggered horrendous violence. Domestic migration (including the official Transmigrasi program) are a cause of violence including the massacre of hundreds of Madurese by a local Dayak (Dayak people) community in West

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dangerous. Guard your bags like a hawk. In the wilder parts of the country (notably South Sumatra), inter-province buses are occasionally ambushed by bandits. By scheduled travel shuttle Mini shuttle is the latest mode of Indonesian transportation, growing inline with the new toll roads and better highways. The ''travel'', as locals call it, uses various AC minibus with passengers from 6 to 12 persons on reclining seats and run based on 'point to point' routes. It means every operator

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: roaming gsminfo cou_id.shtml . But, of course, this means you will pay several times more than if using a local SIM. Some carriers require a substantial deposit (hundreds of dollars) to use certain of their cards abroad. Most Indonesian operators use GSM. Several operators provide services on the nation's CDMA networks: they are slightly cheaper, but some providers have poor coverage outside major population areas. Be sure to double-check which network a handset will operate

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by Canada, Belgium, Chile, Russia, France, the People's Republic of China, Germany, Switzerland, the Vatican (Holy See), India, Iraq, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Mexico, the Arab League, the African Union and many others. Though many nations opposed the war, no foreign government openly supported Saddam Hussein, and none volunteered any assistance to the Iraqi side. Leading traditional allies of the U.S. who had supported Security Council Resolution 1441 (UN Security Council Resolution 1441), France, Germany and Russia, emerged as a united front opposed to the U.S.-led invasion, urging that the UN weapons inspectors be given time to complete their work. From year 7 students learn Indonesian as a Language Other Than English (Languages Other Than English) (LOTE). thumb right 300px Jaipongan dance. (File:Jaipongan.jpg) '''Jaipongan''', also known as '''Jaipong''', is a popular traditional dance of Sundanese people, West Java, Indonesia. The dance was created by Gugum Gumbira, based on traditional Sundanese Ketuk Tilu music and Pencak Silat movements. Convention 1968 The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic has been ratified by 70 countries. Examples of countries that have not ratified the Convention include Chile, Ireland (Republic of Ireland), the Republic of China (Taiwan), Israel, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ghana, the Holy See, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Republic of Korea (South Korea), Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and Venezuela. In 1996 the Company diverted its attention to the Far east acquiring ''Sumatra Gulf Oil Limited'', which had interests in Indonesia, and in 1997 went further buying Texaco's interests in Myanmar. A restructuring took place in 2002 which saw Petronas and Amerada Hess (Hess Corporation) each give up their 25% holdings in Premier Oil in return for taking various Premier assets. Petronas received the Group's interest in Myanmar as well as stakes in Indonesian interests. Amerada Hess (Hess Corporation) received a 23% stake in a key Natuna oil field in Indonesia. Premier worth exploring on bid hopes Later career After the First Opium War, the ''Nemesis'' was tasked with the suppression of pirates in Indonesia and the Philippines. Dmoz:Regional Asia Indonesia Commons:Category:Indonesia Wikipedia:Indonesia

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Productions for 12 years, composing numerous songs for the company's Malay films. He is believed to have written about 1,500 songs, with less than 10% of them ever recorded. Dmoz:Regional Asia Indonesia Commons:Category:Indonesia Wikipedia:Indonesia

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mountains. This topography provides a good natural defense system, which was the primary reason for the Dutch East Indies government's plan to move the colony capital from Batavia to Bandung. '''Sapardi Djoko Damono''' (born March 20, 1940 in Surakarta, Central Java) is an Indonesian poet known for lyrical poems (Lyric poetry), and who is widely regarded as the pioneer of lyrical poetry in Indonesia.


'''Indonesia''' ( ), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia and Oceania. Indonesia is an archipelago comprising thousands of islands (List of islands of Indonesia). "The Naming Procedures of Indonesia's Islands", ''Tenth United Nations Conference on the Standardization of Geographical Names'', New York, 31 July – 9 August 2012, United Nations Economic and Social Council It encompasses 34 provinces (Provinces of Indonesia). Two provinces were Special Administrative Regions (one (Special Region of Yogyakarta) for being governed by pre-colonial monarchy and another one (Aceh) for using the Sharia Law), with an estimated population of over 252 million people, making it the world's fourth most populous (List of countries by population) country. Indonesia's republican form of government comprises an elected legislature and president. The nation's capital city is Jakarta. The country shares land borders with Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries include Singapore, the Philippines, Australia (Australia–Indonesia border), Palau, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) and a member of the G-20 major economies. The Indonesian economy (Economy of Indonesia) is the world's 17th (List of countries by GDP (nominal)) largest by nominal GDP.

The Indonesian archipelago has been an important trade region since at least the 7th century, when Srivijaya and then later Majapahit traded with China and India. Local rulers gradually absorbed foreign cultural, religious and political models from the early centuries CE (Common Era), and Hindu (Hinduism in Southeast Asia) and Buddhist (Buddhism) kingdoms flourished. Indonesian history (History of Indonesia) has been influenced by foreign powers drawn to its natural resources. Muslim traders brought the now-dominant Islam (Islam in Southeast Asia), while European powers brought Christianity and fought one another to monopolize trade in the Spice Islands of Maluku (Maluku Islands) during the Age of Discovery. Following three and a half centuries of Dutch colonialism (Dutch East Indies), Indonesia secured its independence (Indonesian National Revolution) after World War II. Indonesia's history has since been turbulent, with challenges posed by natural disasters, mass slaughter (Indonesian killings of 1965–66), corruption (Corruption in Indonesia), separatism, a democratization process (Post-Suharto era), and periods of rapid economic change.

Indonesia consists of hundreds of distinct native ethnic (Ethnic groups in Indonesia) and linguistic groups (Languages of Indonesia). The largest – and politically dominant – ethnic group are the Javanese (Javanese people). A shared identity has developed, defined by a national language, ethnic diversity, religious pluralism within a majority Muslim population, and a history of colonialism and rebellion against it. Indonesia's national motto, ''"Bhinneka Tunggal Ika"'' ("Unity in Diversity" ''literally,'' "many, yet one"), articulates the diversity that shapes the country. Despite its large population and densely populated regions, Indonesia has vast areas of wilderness that support the world's second highest level of biodiversity. The country has abundant natural resources, yet poverty remains widespread.

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