Indonesia has a more urban system than the Philippines or Thailand.
Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, has mushroomed over the past few decades due to flooding problems.
On January 17, there was a flood.
Business people are forced to wade to and from work in the central business district of Jakarta due to the waters covering the city.
Jakarta's infrastructure has not kept pace with its growth.
The mass transport system will only have two lines and will be too limited to solve the transportation problem.
40 percent of Jakarta is below the sea and leaders have decided to build a sea wall to protect the city.
Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia are trying to decentralize economic functions in order to encourage the growth of secondary cities.
The economic and technological hub was completed in 1996.
Singapore is famous for its clean, efficient run and modern urban environment.
The independent republic of Singapore has lost a lot of its charm as it has grown.
Singapore has developed high-tech industries that are successful in Asian cities.
One can find older buildings in the district of the capital city of Vietnam.
Singapore makes space for those related to silk.
Singapore is unique in Southeast Asia.
Strong Chinese influences can be found in most of the other large cities of the region.
The introduction and spread of major cultural traditions has enhanced cultural diversity in Southeast Asia.
The originated in other world region has been a meeting ground for cultural traditions from South Asia, China, the Middle East, Europe, and South Asian Influences.
Southeast Asia has long been attractive to outsiders due to the abundance of natural resources that arrived from India around 2000 years ago.
Although Hinduism faded away in most of the country, it still has a long history of borrowing and combining external tions.
The so-called Chinese religious complex is present in Vietnam, along with other elements such as Mahayana Buddhism.
Asia is mostly Muslim.
Most of the people in the lowlands of Thailand, Laotians, and Cambodia converted to Buddhism at that time.
Many of the social institutions of mainland Southeast Asia are based on this faith.
In Thailand, a quarter of the popula monks are Chinese, whereas in the city-state of Singapore, three-quarters of the popula monks are Chinese.
The people are of Chinese descent.
There are strained relationships between the Chinese minority and the indigenous majority.
The source of tension is the fact that the Vietnamese were not heavily influenced by South Asian ties, which made them wealthier than majority groups.
Their main early connections were with grants and they became merchants in East Asia.
Vietnam was a province of China that was ignored by the local people.
About a thousand years ago, when the Vietnamese were rejected, they were resented because of their economic influence.
China established a kingdom.
In 1998 and again in 2001, anti- Chinese rioting broke out in Vietnam.
The situation of the traditional religious and philosophical beliefs of the Vietnam Chinese minority in Indonesia has improved considerably since then.
The Arrival of Islam Muslim merchants from India and East Asian cultural influences elsewhere in Southeast Southwest Asia arrived in Southeast Asia more than a thousand years ago, and by the 1200s their religion began to spread.
Most of the migrants who came to the Malay Peninsula were single men who married local women and centers in the Indonesian islands and east to the southern established mixed communities.
By 1650, it had replaced Hinduism and the elite population in Malaysia and Indonesia.
As Islam spread across Java, large numbers of Chinese women began to migrate in large numbers, allowing the creation of ethnically distinct Chinese settlements.
Because of its artistic legacy, partly Urban areas throughout most of Southeast Asia still have it.
The world's most populous Muslim countrystoning and cutting off of hands for theft are examples of diversity amid globalization.
Indonesia, where 87 percent of the people follow Islam that is widely criticized in Brunei and abroad, contributed to the decline in the country's tourism industry.
In some parts of Indonesia.
When the Europeans even animistic beliefs emerged in Southeast Asia, a more lax Christianity in central and eastern Java was still spreading east form of worship that retained certain Hindu and ward through Southeast Asia.
Christianity was brought in the 16th century by Islamic reformers.
Spain claimed the Philippine Islands in the 1570s, and they have recently found much of the southwestern part of the archipelago to be very successful, especially among the young.
Islamic fundamentalism gained ground in Southeast Asia due to the Spaniards' insistence on spreading.
An Islamic Malaysian government has supported the revi stronghold in the southwestern Philippines.
The only predominantly Christian Arabian Peninsula that are not necessarily religious in country in Asia is East Timor, which is accused by some Malaysian Muslims of being cent Roman Catholic.
There are several Protestant sects that have been spread.
The fact that almost all ethnic Malays in the Philippines have formed the country's majority creates a more complex religious environment in Malaysia.