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Relocation

Guides 2012
Your Guide to a new beginning
Mr. Benford
International School Manila
March 2012
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NEW DELHI
by Aaron
New Delhi
As the capital of one of the greatest countries in the world, New
Delhi is almost as amazing as the food served there. Humans have
changed its environment a lot over time because of its growing
population. People ock there because of how totally awesome it is.
New Delhi is the sight of many ancient and medieval monuments and
a hotspot for business and marketing. TOO BAD THERE ARENT
ANY BUSINESSES LOOKING FOR A PLACE TO RELOCATE
CAUSE THEY WOULD BE IN LUCK SINCE NEW DELHI IS
OPEN FOR BUSINESSES TO GO THERE. (hint, hint)
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THE BASICS
City: New Delhi
Country: India
Area or region: Asia
Population: 171,806
Location: 28N, 77E
Climate: October to
February- cool season 24C
March to June- hot season
32-49C
Languages: Mainly Hindi,
Urdu, and Bengali
Religions: mostly Hindu
and Muslims
Customs: Big city with lots
of nationalities
Holidays: holi, muharram
february, Buddha, puthima, good
Friday ld-ul-zuha, Diwali, milad-
un-nabi, id-ul-tir, and many
others
The People
! New Delhi has been inhabited since before 600 BCE.
People came to it in the past because it was along many major
trade routs. It is also the sight of many ancient and medieval
monuments. New Delhi is the capital of India and is a hotspot
for business and marketing. People buy and sell many dierent
spices in markets around New Delhi. The recent population is
about 171,806. Religions in New Delhi are mainly Hindu and
Muslims. The most commonly spoken languages are Hindi,
Urdu, and Bengali.
Environment
Humans have changed the environment of New Delhi a lot.
They have because we have destroyed trees and other parts of
nature to pack in more apartments and houses to shelter the
growing population. New Delhi used to have lots of trees and
other plants, but doesnt any more. You can see that in the
picture on top there are a couple trees but in the bottom
picture there arent any. This change has happened over time in
the last century. New Delhi has a lot less vegetation now. It is
very dierent now from what it used to be.
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The Impact the Past Has on the Present
! India was once in an intense war with the British
because they wanted control over India. In the
twentieth century, after a long time of ghting, the
nally British won the war and took over India. When
they got power, they chose to make New Delhi its
capital. Now, because of this, New Delhi is still the
capital of India. It is also a hotspot for business and is
ourishing with all kinds of dierent people and
cultures from around the world. New Delhi today has
very little resemblance to what it was in the past.
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Young's Tiip to New Belhi
"New Belhi was ieally hot, anu theie
weie lots of animals on the ioau. The foou was
ieally goou, anu stuff at the shops was ieally cheap.
Ny favoiite foou theie was Nc chicken buigeis. It
was ieally fun except foi the time an eagle almost
poopeu on my heau!"
12 goou places to visit
in }akaita:
Bufan
Taman Nini
Nuseum
Fatahillah
Neiueka Squaie
Lubang Buaya
Sea Woilu
Kiuzania
Nesjiu Istiqlal
Wateibom
}akaita olu town
Ragunan Z00
Ancol
JAKARTA
What you want to
know about Jakarta
and 11 places to visit
in Jakarta.
Page 1
Jakartas population,
and its environment.
Page 2
Jakarta's history
Page 3
Where is Jakarta? and
Anecdote.
Page 4
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Ny city is }akaita Inuonesia it is locateu in
South East Asia, }akaita is in Suiabaya at
Ssouth anu 11Seast. The climate in }akaita is
tiopical wet; the Inuonesian flag has ieu at
the top anu white at the bottom. Insiue
}akaita you will finu that people speak
Inuonesian but theie is still a few people who
speak English, the main ieligion in }akaita is Nuslim.
The tiauitions you can finu in Inuonesia Pancasila anu Wayang, the
holiuays you can finu is Fasting Season anu Ramauhan. The unique places
you can finu in Inuonesia is Ancol anu }aksa, Inuonesia is a mountainous
anu foiesty place.
}akaita has changeu a lot fiom befoie
anu now. }akaita has changeu in many
ways but still has a few things the
same. }akaita has hau goou anu bau
changes in the past 7u yeais. one thing
that changeu is that befoie }akaita hau
goou anu stabile economy but now it
has a complex social, political,
stiuctuial pioblems. }akaita has hau
both goou anu bau things but is still an
unbelievable city.
}akaita has many unique qualities.
}akaita is unique cause no one
knows who founu it. In the past a
bunch of English tiaue smith
stumbleu on the islanu anu theie
was alieauy many tiibal people
theie. People come to this city
because theie aie lots of uiffeient
places to go such as mountains,
iiveis anu amusement paiks. }akaita
is a big touiist attiaction woiluwiue.
No one knows who oiiginally
founu Inuonesia. A bunch of
Poituguese tiaue smith
stumbleu ovei Inuonesia
anu theie alieauy was a
bunch of tiibal people.
The gioup Poituguese
tiaue smith's leauei
was Fiancisco
Seiio. The tiaue
smiths founu
Inuonesia at 1S12.
The tiibal people have
been theie foi thousanus of
yeais.
JAKARTA
The People of Jakarta
Jakartas Environment
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The Jakarta has much bad history such as
when the Dutch took over. Jakarta was named
after the prince Jayakarta. The Dutch had utterly
total control of Jakarta from the 1800 to the
1950. When the Dutch took over in the past they
created quite a few buildings and technology to
help maintain Jakartas economy during their
rule. When the Dutch took over Jakarta they
renamed it to be Batavia but after there rule the
citizens changed the name back to Jakarta. Now
days because of the technology and old buildings
from the Dutch Jakarta uses it to enhance their
economic system. Since the Dutch took over in
the past Jakartas economy is enhanced.
The History of Jakarta
WHERE IS JAKARTA?
I went back to
Jakarta on a
holiday trip
together with
family. The main
purpose was to
visit our extended
family in Jakarta.
Jakarta when I
visited it was much
like manila it is a
metropolitan city
with many high-
raised building, but
with more trafc.
The food how ever
was a lot better
than in manila in
my opinion, I had
a very enjoyable
culinary
experience eating
many different
kinds of traditional
Indonesian food in
Jakarta. The trip
was certainly
worth doing, not
only for the food
but also for
catching up with
other family
members that
makes the whole
trip a priceless
experience.
by: Arief
Ramayandi
Gado Gado
Peoples visit
Arabic
Hi - Salam
Bye - Maa Salama
Thank you - shokran
Persian
Hi - Salam
Bye - Bedrood
Thank you - Mamnoon
KUWAIT
March 2012
Proudly
Done By
Chi Young
Facts about Kuwait
Kuwait city is in Kuwait.
It is locateu in Niuule East
Asia.
1S1,uuu people aie living in
Kuwait city.
Its cooiuinate is Su Noith 48
South.
Kuwait city is a hot city anu
its weathei is aiiu. (About 4S
in the summei anu 8 in the
wintei.
They use Aiabic, English, anu
Peisian.
Theii ieligions aie Sunni
Nuslim, Shi'a Nuslim,
Chiistian, anu Binuu.
Theii customs aie Euiopean
style suit anu uiesses, casual
clothes. Inuian saiis, anu
Punjabi suits.
They have many holiuays
anu the most famous holiuays
aie calleu "New Yeais Bay"
which holus on }anuaiy 1,
"Islamic New Yeai" celebiates
on }anuaiy 2u, "National Bay"
holus on Febiuaiy 26,
"Libeiation" on Febiuaiy 26,
"Al-Esia Wa Al-Neiai" holus
on August 1u~11.
Theie aie many lanumaiks as
well anu the most well known
lanumaiks aie calleu "Kuwait
Toweis", "Kuwait Zoological
uaiuen", "Lion's uate",
"National Nuseum", "Sauhu
Bouse", anu "Bayt Al-Baui".
It is oiganizeu with uesseit, 9
shoie Islanus, anu lanu
slopes.
Kuwait Currency
Kuwait is known as S
th
iichest countiy. At night,
builuings in Kuwait look like ciystal anu it shine biightly.
Theie aie tall anu famous builuings such as Kuwait toweis,
which is piouuly built by Kuwaitis. Theie aie many places you
shoulu not miss. Foi example, the scientific centei is one of the
best places to go. Especially, playful kius will love this place.
Theie aie goou points but of couise, theie aie bau points as
well. I uon't mean to make you not to go theie but just telling
you some infoimation. Kuwait is a small countiy but it is a
wealthy countiy. Since they'ie iich houses in Kuwait aie
expensive. Anyway, its enviionment is supeib. It has lots of
tiees. Also, theie aie few bugs in Kuwait. People who hate bugs
will want to come heie. Foitunately, people who uo not have
jobs can make job easily like eating cake. 0nce again, Kuwait is
a wonueiful countiy.
Kuwait Flag
Male suada
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Set Ipsum
Last weekend after nishing
our tour of Kuwait National
Museum, located at Kuwait
City,we went further. While
going straight the road , you
will come across tents(lot of
Kuwaitis) enjoying and
camels moving around. We
saw lot of tents, cars parked
on the side of road to sell
snacks, groceries, kites, re
crackers, grass,vegetables
LOREM ORCI
First, in the 4th century BC, Ancient Greeks
discovered the island, Failaka, which is Kuwait.
People came to Kuwait in the past because it was an
important country to trade. Kuwait is located in the
Middle East, boarding the Persian Gulf, between Iraq
and Saudi Arabia. Thanks to Ancient Greeks, Kuwait is
a country with lots of immigrants.
Most of the people go to Kuwait just to work and get a
job. Working in Kuwait is fairly good if you have a
good job such as an Engineer. There are many jobs such
as recruitment officer, payrolls, designer, and
engineer. There are major businesses in Kuwait such as
Technology/IT, Healthcare/Medical, and Engineering.
People choose to live in Kuwait because people can
seldom see bugs such as cockroaches or ants. Also,
many people come to Kuwait to get a better job. Living
in Kuwait is little bit expensive than in US. In
addition, houses in Kuwait are amazing.
There are 2.23 million people in Kuwait. There are
many nationalities, which are Kuwaiti, other Arab,
South Asian, Iranian and others. Religions in Kuwait
are Muslim, commonly, Sunni Muslim, Shia Muslim,
Christian, Hindu and others. People in Kuwait speak
both Arabic and English. I will tell you an
interesting fact about the population in Kuwait. The
population of Kuwait is that the majority of the
population comprises foreigners, who have come from
different parts of the world and have settled in
Kuwait. Every year many immigrants come to Kuwait and
population of Kuwait increases every year.
People In Kuwait
Anecdote
How Did Kuwait Change From Past To Present
People in Kuwait changed the environment
or landscape because of the Gulf War.
After that, people in Kuwait wanted to
build more stuff and make their country
wealthy. The entire city was destroyed
and there was oil fuels during and after
the Gulf War.
! Kuwait changed the landscape
by building many tall buildings and basically they
built lots of things. Also, they traded with other
countries. Thanks to their major product oil they
could make up their country. This change occurred
after the Gulf War. (28 February 1991~ until now)
! After this change to the environment
in Kuwait population highly increased, their
economy got better, and lots of tall building
could be seen easily. However, there is a
bad point which is air pollution. Since they
are rich nowadays theyre trying to make
tallest building in the world. Finally, after that,
Kuwait became modern as New York City in U.S.A.
Environment
KUWAIT FROM PAST TO PRESENT
(Now)
(Before)
Gate of Kuwait
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Kuwait useu to be like
a wealthy countiy. It hau a
goou economy. Kuwait hau
aiguably one of the best
natuial haibois in the
Peisian uulf. Its location is
ieally goou to tiaue with
othei countiies. Boises,
woou, spices, coffee weie
theii natuial iesouices anu
especially peails weie theii
main piouuct. Kuwait is
locateu within close sail of
the peail banks that
stietcheu uown the Peisian
uulf coast.
Then eveiything
changeu because of the uulf
Wai. It happeneu in Iiaq,
Kuwait, anu Sauui Aiabia
anu even in Isiael. uulf Wai
was happeneu because Iiaq
attackeu anu invaueu
Kuwait by fiiing bombs. The
0niteu Nations gave Iiaq a
ueauline to withuiaw, anu
when they uiu not, the 0.S
along with othei nations
went to wai to push
them out of Kuwait.
They fought about 1uu
houis of giounu foice
fighting. At last Iiaq
lost the wai.
As a iesult, the
city of Kuwait is now
polluteu with
chemicals. Because of
the weapons they useu
uuiing the uulf Wai
haimeu the
enviionment in
Kuwait. Spilling anu
buining oil cieateu
half of ton aii
pollutants that filleu
the entiie atmospheie.
The watei cycle of uulf was
affecteu anu the quantity of
bacteiia at the seashoie
level incieaseu significantly
causing gieat uamage to
puiifieu uiinking watei.
Touay, Kuwait became S
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iichest countiy in the
woilu. It took about 1u ~ 1S
yeais to make a
bettei countiy.
Luckily, Kuwait
hau piecious oil,
which maue
Kuwait to
become one of
the iichest countiies
in the woilu. Finally, my
conclusion is that they'ie
tiying to make theii
countiy to be the best in
eveiything.
Gulf War
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By Di ane Kang
SHANGHAI
C o n t e n t s
Welcoming Page
Come to Shanghai!
Things not to
Miss
Page 1
About Shanghai
How Have Humans Adapted to the Environment?
People of Shanghai
The Basics
Page 2
Cause and Effects
Past and Present
My Dad Said...
Page 3
More Facts
Traditions/ Holidays
Landmarks/ETC
Page 4
COME TO SHANGHAI!
Exploring a corner of China is like finding a beautiful land full of
lanterns. Shanghai is a city with rich history, the most modern
technologies, and with the most stunning rivers and bays. I believe that
this city can provide convenient life style for all people from different
walks of life. Shanghai was once a small market town with only 12,000
households however now, it has became the leading city of the world.
Go to Shanghai where 12 million friends wait for you. Say bye to the
rest of the world and say HI! to Shanghai.
THINGS NOT TO MISS
1. Grand Theatre
2. Yuyuan Garden
3. Jade Buddha Temple
4. JInmao Tower
5. Oriental Pearl T.V Tower
6. Shanghai Old Street
7. The Bund
8. Madame Tussands Wax
Museum
9. Shanghai Zoo
10. Happy Valley
11. Jinjiang Amusement Park
12. City God Temple
13. Huangpu River Night
Cruise
14. Circus World
15. Shanghai Nanjing Road
City God Temple
Night Cruise Grand Theatre
Madame Tussands Was Museum
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By Di ane Kang
THE BASICS
COUNTRY SHANGHAI IS IN- China
AREA/ REGION- Asia
POPULATION- 23,019,148
WEATHER- Average- January is 4.2! and July
is 27.9!.
LANGUAGE- Mandarin, Shanghaihua, English
RELIGION- Taoism, Buddhism, has the highest
Catholic percentage, and home to Muslim and
Jewish.
How Have Humans Adapted to
the Environment?
Shanghai is a
breathtaking city
with a blend of
attractive
physical features
and modern
architecture and
technology. As
you can see,
there is a
massive change
between 1990
and 2010s
environment.
First of all, the
biggest changes
I see are the
buildings. There
are more
decorative and colorful lights on them and they are
very elevated. I believe that people have adapted to
the modern kind of environment now a day because
of, contemporary technologies, more comfortable
living, and entertainment. However, to make this
new style of living possible, people in Shanghai had
to cut down the trees. For example, where the
famous Oriental Pearl TV tower that stands now,
was once full of millions of trees. In the last 20 years
I think there have been lots of differences.
SHANGHAI
People of Shanghai
Shanghai is the most mind-blowing city that is ever known. This city has varieties of jobs, opportunities, and
offers the most convenient life styles suitable for different kinds of people. Moreover, shanghai is a city with a
rich history. First of all, this city was founded in the 10
th
century. It was only an insignificant market town of
12,000 households. It is located in a swampy area.
Shanghai sits at the Yangtze River, boarding China
Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea, and the South China Sea.
Without a doubt, Shanghai has an exceptional
combination of striking physical features and modern
lifestyle.
People from all walks of life come to Shanghai for a
miraculous reason. Before, the reason why people
came to Shanghai was because Shanghai aided
refugees from wars, with shelter, food, and clothing. It
was also a safe place to live. However now, people
come to Shanghai because it is a westernized city with
comfortable living. In addition, transportation is
inexpensive, spotless, modern, and is equally easy to
navigate. Since the crime rate is low, the streets are generally secured night and day. Moreover, there are
major industries like Shanghai Automotive or Baosteel Group which are one of the biggest companies in the
World. In Shanghai you can live comfortably without anxieties. Go to Shanghai were 23 million smiles wait for
Nanjing Road
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By Di ane Kang
SHANGHAI
My Dad Said...
Shanghai at the time was
the biggest modern city in
Asia, the first place with
street lights, street cars
and department stores. It
was open to anyone. You
didn't need a passport. It
was colonized by many
different western countries,
as well as Japan, and that
made it a pretty exciting
place. It was a place to
which intellectuals, revolutionaries and dreamers from
PAST AND
PRESENT
Shanghai is an enthusing city that any
other city can be jealous of. It used to
be East
Asias
leading city.
Then
everything
changed on
December
5, 1937,
when
Japanese
occupied
the
Shanghai
government
in the early
stages of second Sino- Japanese war.
Shanghai industries were suffering
from a combination of neglect, abuse,
and over- taxation by the Japanese
occupation government. The Japanese
took over many of the citys factories
and milked them dry to fund their war
machines.
Since this depressing event happened,
Shanghai lost a mammoth amount of
valuable resources and money.
Tactlessly, Shanghais supplies of
cotton and coal had dwindled to a
mere trickle. Moreover, a black market
flourished in basic commodities such
as sugar, oil, and rice. Hundreds of
thousands of factory workers lost their
jobs and factories had been looted for
their metal and machinery. In addition,
Banks pumped out worthless
currencies on the newspaper prints.
This tragic event caused misery in
people and lack of supplies. As a
result, the city of Shanghai is now a
stronger city because the citizens have
gone
through the
worst and
they
survived it.
If this didnt
happen,
Shanghai
would be a
richer city
with lots of
resources.
SHANGHAI
Jin Mao Tower
The Bund
Nanjing Road
March 6, 201 2
By Di ane Kang
SHANGHAI
Shanghais Location-
Located along the east coast of
China. The exact location is 31N
121E.
Topography-
Yangtze River-
The worlds 3rd longest river at
3,917 miles. Its source is on the
Qinghai- Tibet Plateau. Its mouth is
the fast China Sea near Shanghai.
Goes through 9 provinces of China
and drains are equal to 695,000
square miles of land.
Traditions
Workmanship of Making Ink
pads
Luan ink pad is top grade
product of its own kind. It has
the following characteristics- the
ink is brilliant and elegant, the
quality is tenuous and clean with
thick viscosity. On hot days it
never comes messy and on cold
days they do not become hard.
Also, they never discolor.
Holidays
Nanjing Road
Considered to be the No.1
commercial street in China
which had been a land mark for
this city for a long time. Along its
5.5 km, you will find over 600
shops that on average are
visited by some 1,7million
people each day. You can
purchase everything wanted,
spanning from special cheap
souvenirs of Shanghai to the
luxurious world famous brands.
Landmarks
Oriental Pearl T.V Tower
Standing 468m tall, it is one
of Asias tallest structures. Scale
the tower for spectacular views
of the city. Shopping, cafe,
international city exhibit, and etc
are located on the ground floor.
SHANGHAI
Big Changes?
More than 10,000 Vietnamese people
from different areas came regularly
and increased the population. After
the war, in the 1980, instead of
having another war, Vietnam opened
its gate of businesses and started to
build a better country. Since Vietnam
opened its businesses, Ho Chi Minh
City gets to go trade resources and
export with others country to makes
and exchanges money to improve the
city....
continued on page 3
SWITCHING CULTURE
French did something good for the
city, they started to add more colors
to the city, even though the
Vietnamese were slaves and working
for the French. French made
businesses and expanded the land so
that they can have more money and
land. They wanted take over Ho Chi
Minh City and make it theirs, but at
the end, they went back to France
leaving culture, buildings, lessons
behind. Now, many people in Ho Chi
Minh City know how to speak French
and know how to cook French food.
Some of the word in Vietnamese is
the same as in French, and there are
a lot of French came to Ho Chi Minh
City as visitors and.......
continued on page 5
HO CHI MINH CITY
ALWAYS PERFECT ISSUE NO.1
THE NO. 1 CITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST OF ASIA
First
Experiment?
Ho Chi Minh City is such a hot
place. I cant stand the weather when
it is in summer. Luckily, when I came
there, it was the rainy season so it is
not that much a deal. The quality and
services of the hotel is really good,
even though it is not a 5 stars hotel.
Most of the day, I stay in the hotel and
watch music channel and sing along
because I dont have much to do.
Sometime, I follow my mom to the Ben
Thanh Market to buy stuff. My mom
buys lots of things, and whenever the
price is high, I always have to stand
for a long time waiting for my mom to
nish arguing to get a discount.
Eventually, she gets half of the
discount that she wanted. Ben Thanh
Market is a big area that smells like
food, but therere so many people,
especially visitors from other country. At night,
our family usually goes out for a walk and eats food
outside on the street. The food is not dirty, and its
still hot and fresh. It is hot outside, so the best was
cold green tea. The shopping mall has so many
things, my dad bought a massage machine, and the
price is not that high. I went inside the Super
Market and saw my favorite thing, yogurt, milk,
and Korean seaweed, there was so many food that
I like. I dont know what to choose, so I chose boxes
of yogurt. We went to a restaurant for lunch on the
next day, and most of the food in the Menu was
French food. It was good. We only stayed there for
a few days, but I had a lot of fun.
ARE YOU BEING HYPNOTIZED BY THIS?
Ho Chi Minh City is a place that you would
never ever want to leave, especially if you are
French. Since Ho Chi Minh City is located
near the sea and forests, it has a really nice
weather with fresh air thats makes the
visitors from other country come and visit.
Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its resorts,
culture and businesses. Many people came
there in the the past to make prot and to
discover the mystery history of the Vietnam
War like what I did last year. People go to Ho
Chi Minh City today because it is a perfect
city for visitors that want to live in a
convenient life. Now in 2012, Ho Chi Minh
City is known as a major city with a quite
large population, an entertainment place,
and a crowded market place. If you come
to Ho Chi Minh City, you would see
French foods in the Menu of many
restaurants, the view looks like a French
restaurant, too. Whenever I visit Ho Chi
Minh City, French Fries, French bread, and
cereals are what I always eat for the whole
day. Ho Chi Minh City may not be a wonderful
place in the beginning, but in the end, you
would not want to leave like you want to stay
there forever, because you think it is the best
place to live and make businesses.
AROUND HO CHI MINH CITY
Big Changes

Before, the population of Ho Chi Minh City was
so little like a small village, but now, it became a
large famous city. The population of Ho Chi Minh
City was only about .5 million in the 1700s - 1900s,
thats when Ho Chi Minh City was not famous. In
the 1900s, a lot of Vietnamese from the North had
to move to Ho Chi Minh City to hide from the acid
bombs that the USA was dropping. Vietnamese
people from different provinces tried to escape
from the war by coming to Ho Chi Minh City since
there werent many bombs and shooting or killing.
More than 10,000 Vietnamese people from
different areas came regularly and increased the
population. After the war, in the 1980, instead of
having another war, Vietnam opened its gate of
businesses, and started to to build a better
country. Since Vietnam opened its businesses, Ho
Chi Minh City gets to trade resources, and export
with others country to makes and exchanges
money to improve the city. Now in 2012, Ho Chi
Minh City is known as a major city with a quite
large population, an entertainment place, and a
crowded market place. After the war between the
USA and Vietnam in the 1900s made Ho Chi Minh
City a bigger city, and a better business place like
the richest city in the Middle East of Asia.
Worrying About Jobs and
Scared of People?
Ho Chi Minh City is a wonderful land
that is located near the sea in the
South of Vietnam, surrounded with the
countryside, famous resorts, and green forest. It
was founded 2000 years ago by the Khmer. Since
Ho Chi Minh City is located near the sea and
forests, it has a really nice weather with fresh air
thats makes the visitors from other country come
and visit. Ho Chi Minh City is famous for its
resorts, culture and businesses. Many people came
there in the the past to make prot and to discover
the mystery history of the Vietnam War like what I
did last year. People go to Ho Chi Minh City today
because it is a perfect city for visitors that want to
live in a convenient life. There are many
opportunities and resources for the people that
live in Ho Chi Minh City, such as industries,
agriculture (oil, nature gas,...), doctor, salesman/
woman, and more. The major industries or
businesses are tourist industries, designers, chef,
bank workers. The population of Ho Chi Minh City
is estimated about 7.5 million in 2010, about 80%
is no religion, 9% is Buddhist, 7% is Catholic, up to
3% is Hoa Hoa and Cao Dai, and .6% is Protestant
and Muslim, and many others. The people in Ho
Chi Minh City speaks Vietnamese, they can also
speak English, Chinese, French, and others, so that
visitors from other country can understand (as a
translator). Visitors would not be afraid when they
come to Ho Chi Minh City, its makes great
businesses, and perfect for living. Ho Chi Minh
City may not be a wonderful place in the
beginning, but in the end, you would not want to
leave like you want to stay there forever, because
you think it is the best place to live and make
businesses.
Park The Main Post Ofce
ABOUT HO CHI
MINH CITY
Name: Ho Chi Minh City
Country: Vietnam
Location: South Vietnam
Population: +7.5 Million
Area: 2,098.7 sq. km2
Weather: Generally hot &
humid, usually warm all year.
- May to Nov. : Rainy Season
- Dec. to April : Dry Season
Language: South
Vietnamese voice, English,
Chinese, Russian, French,...
Fun Facts: Vietnamese
people likes to eat Pho
when it is weekend
Flag/ Symbol:
Religions
Of Ho Chi Minh City
No Religion!
80%
Buddhist!
9%
Catholic!
7%
Protestant!
.5%
Christian !
.5%
Other!
3%
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Switching Culture

Before the 1900s, Ho Chi Minh City was just a plain, old city,
but everything changed after the war between the French and the
Vietnamese. Around the 1950, French came to the Ho Chi Minh City
and changed the landscape from the Vietnamese style to the French
style. They started to cut down trees and build tall buildings. Cars
were just the same in French, how people dress was the same too.
French did something good for the city, they started to add more
colors to the city, even though the Vietnamese were slaves and
working for the French. French made businesses and expanded
the land so that they can have more money and land. They
wanted take over Ho Chi Minh City and make it theirs, but at the
end, they went back to France leaving culture, buildings, lessons
behind. Now, many people in Ho Chi Minh City know how to
speak French and know how to cook French food. Some of the
word in Vietnamese is the same as in French, and there are a lot
of French came to Ho Chi Minh City as visitors and teachers. If
you come to Ho Chi Minh City, you would see French foods in
the Menu of many restaurants, the view looks like a French
restaurant, too. Whenever I visit Ho Chi Minh City, French
Fries, French bread, and cereals are what I always eat for the
whole day. I have to say that Ho Chi Minh City is such a
beautiful city and a fun entertainment place like the most
beautiful city in the whole world.
10 Things NOT To Miss In Ho Chi Minh City
1. ! Ben Thanh Market
2. ! Cu Chi Tunnel
3. ! Dai Nam Resort
4. ! Post Ofce
5. ! City Hall
6. ! Spa Tropic
7. ! Eat Pho & Drink Coffee
8. ! War Remnants
9. ! Temple
10. ! Bonsai Dinner Cruise
Before
After
Ben Thanh Market
A Restaurant In Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon Hotel
Resort
Inside View Of A Restaurant
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Welli ngton
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March 6, 201 2 Wri tten By: Gabbi e Elli s
Welli ngton
This is Wellington and its near the water
which is Oriental bay and Lambton Harbor
and its 41 degrees south and 175 degrees East.
This is New Zealand and as you can see
Wellington is at the southern end of the
North Island.
HERE ARE SOME MAPS AND PICTURES
Try a delicious ANZAC Day
cookie while your at New
Zealand.
If your a HUGE
fan of ballet I would suggest
that you would go to the
Royal New Zealand Ballet.
WOW! Is that the bucket
fountain on Cuba street? Well
there are a lot of exciting and
new things in Wellington.
Do you just want to learn history
all day? Well I suggest that you go
to Te Papa Museum.
Do you know what modern
means? Well just go to the civic
square it looks pretty modern to
me!
Have you ever
heard of Lambton
Quay? Well I
haven't so then just
go there to gure
out!
Did you know that New Zealand hosted
the Rugby World Cup Game and the All
Blacks WON!
THE KIWI BIRD IS
NATIVE TO NEW
ZEALAND.
March 6, 201 2 Wri tten By: Gabbi e Elli s
Welli ngton
These are the pictures of
Wellington in the Past and Present.
Which is better? Past or Present.
New Zealand was a place where Maoris live, until the British came everything changed.
Everywhere in New Zealand was ruled by the British including Wellington, this happened in the
early 1800s. After that then less than 2,000 Europeans lived in New Zealand, unfortunately for the
Maoris they were controlled by the British government. The British came in as if a tiger about to
attack its prey. The British ended up taking away the Maoris land, and they also sold some to other
people. Then at Waitangi 1840 the British introduced the Maoris to the British kingdom, and
Maoris became British citizens. Then the British and the Maoris shared land and New Zealand
over the years became a British colonization. New Zealand changed a lot through out the years but
its still a land where Maoris live and where lots of beautiful birds live.
Why do people come here?
New Zealand is one of the most amazing and beautiful countries to live in. In about A.D. 800,
the Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand and in 1840 the Maoris were introduced to the British
kingdom. The reason why the British came is because they wanted to nd new land and more
resources like trees. In the present day some people come for jobs, tourism and because its clean. If
you go to Wellington now some jobs that are mostly offered are farming, tour guide, banker, grocer
and a miner. Some of the major industries in Wellington are food processing, wood and paper
products, textiles, machinery, transportation equipment, banking and insurance, tourism and mining.
People choose to live in Wellington because there are a lot of opportunities there and healthy and
clean places to live in. Since there are a lot of opportunities in Wellington the estimated population
at June 2011 was 294,300 and 99% of Wellingtons Urban area is of that population. There a lot of
people from different countries like Asians and Europeans that live in Wellington and there are a lot
of people with different religions in Wellington like there are 2.2%Buddhists, 37.3% no religion,
46% Christians, 2.7% Hindu, 1.2% Muslim, 0.4% Jewish, and 0.5% Maori Christian. Some
languages that are spoken today are English, Maori, Chinese, and Hindu. Sometimes people like to
go to a country when they have a holiday and in Wellington they celebrate Waitangi Day (the day the
Maoris were introduced to the British kingdom) and one of the physical features in Wellington is
Mount Victoria. New Zealand is truly a Beauty to me like a pure jewel.
What made this happen?
New Zealand is one of the countries that got colonized by the British but before
that it used to be a calm place where Maori tribes live, and where there are trees and
mountains along the coast. When the British came at the early 1800s they had to start
cutting down trees so that they can build shelter and start a colony. Then after that
less than 2,000 Europeans started living in New Zealand after they discovered it and
the Maoris felt like they had lost a soul because they had lost their land. Some houses
in Wellington are now mostly built in hills because they had no choice but to move in
the past. Now if you go to Wellington you can see a lot of houses on hills just because
of the past.
WHAT HAPPENED?
TO THIS!
THIS
PAST
PRESENT
THIS KIWI FRUIT IS
NATIVE TO NEW ZEALAND
March 6, 201 2 Wri tten By: Gabbi e Elli s
Welli ngton
WELLINGTON WANTS YOU TO COME!
IM
SELLING WELLINGTON!
Wellington is a beautiful city and when the sun reects at the buildings it shines
like pure diamond. New Zealand wasnt a British colonization but as soon as
the British came they came in as if a tiger about to attack its prey.
Unfortunately for the Maoris they were controlled by the British kingdom but if
the British hadnt come Wellington wouldnt be the city today. In the past years
in the 1800s there were about 2,000 Europeans living in New Zealand but
each year more people came and they rapidly developed the country even
more and thats how Wellingtons population increased to 294,300 at June
2011 just to see the stunning city. Since Wellington is a stunning city probably
back then it was to so when the British came they had to start cutting down
trees to build houses on hills or mountains so that they can survive and start a
colony and thats why when you go to Wellington today there are a lot of
houses built on hills. Maybe Wellington has changed a lot but without the
British New Zealand wouldnt be as remarkable as today.
Why not ask
MARK ELLIS?
I drove my
car all the way to
Wellington with
my good old
friend Ritchie,
just to watch a
rugby game, but not just any rugby
game it was the semi nal of the
super 12 against my team the Auckland
Blues vs. the Wellington Hurricanes.
The long drive was worth it, it was an
amazing game even though we were
seriously outnumbered by a sea of
yellow supporters for Wellington.
Unfortunately our team lost but maybe
that was just as well, after the game we
got caught up in the party atmosphere
as over 20,000 supporters celebrated
their win. That night I slept at a friends
house on the hill, I remember waking
up to the sound of the howling wind
and I thought to my self-WOW! This
really is a Hurricane city! I have good
memories and hope to take my family
there one day.
THE NAME OF THE AWESOME RUGBY TEAM
Auckland Blues against the
Wellington Hurricanes
Welcome
to Wellington!
SYDNEY
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What Sydney Has to Say
A NOTE FROM SYDNEY

Sydney is filled with many beautiful
sites and places. On the 26
th
of January
1788 the first colonist came ashore at Port
Jackson. As of today, Sydney has about 4
million people who live there. As you know
there is a Sydney Opera House; did you
know that it was built due to the demand
for a bigger theatrical space in Sydney? Go
to Sydney, where many places await you.


My city is Sydney, Australia, in
New South Wales Oceania. In Sydney
there are about 4 million people that
stay there whether for vacation or stay.
It is located in the East West part of
Australia, 34 S, and 151E (46N, and 60
W). The language that they speak there
is basically English. Their religions are
Protestant, Roman Catholic, and
Orthodox. In Sydney (Australia) they
celebrate Sydney Film Festival, and
Australia day on January 26
th
. If you
ever get to visit Sydney or even live
there, try your best to go to Sydney
Harbor, Sydney Opera House, Museum
of Contemporary Art, Botany Bay and,
Blue Mountains (which is a type of
Topography)some of my relatives. And
on New Years Eve, we saw fire works at
the harbor bridge.
What Gabbie has to say about Sydney,,
I stayed at my dads friends house.
When we arrived, we had some fish and
chips, than we had some ice cream, I loved
it. On Christmas I got a board for the beach; I
also met some of my relatives. And on New
Years Eve, we saw fire works at the harbor
bridge.
Map of Sydney
Map Of Australia
Sydneys City
WHY ARE THEY HERE?
Sydney is a place where many
things happen. The first colonist
came ashore at Port Jackson
on the 26
th
of January 1788. The
reason that the colonist went to
Sydney, Australia was to
expand the British Empire, and
to prevent the French from
gaining a foothold in the
Australian continent or in that
part of the Pacific. If you ever
kneed to know where Sydney is
located, it is located on
Australias southeast coast of
the Tasman Sea. In conclusion,
Sydneys population has
increased.
Now a-days, people go to
Sydney because of the
opportunities in Sydney. Some
of the jobs in Sydney are: A
dream job in travel, Full time
receptionist, T.V commercial,
Movies, Films, Print adds,
Marketing, and much more.
Sydney is an important industrial
centre and accounts for about
one third of employment in
finance in Australia. The main
industries are in consumer
goods production. Other
industries include engineering,
railway, and transportation
equipment, motor vehicles,
electronics, chemicals, plastic,
and refined petroleum
products. In conclusion, if
youre looking for a job in
Sydney, Australia, there are
many to choose from.
In Sydney, there are about 4
million people who live there as
of today. Some of them can be
Australian, British, Lebanon,
Chinese, Filipino, and people
from New Zealand, Italian, and
Vietnamese. 4.3% are British,
1.3% are from Lebanon, 3.5%
are Chinese, 1.3% are Filipino,
2.0% are from New Zealand,
1.1% are Italian and 1.5% are
Vietnamese. In conclusion,
Sydney has many different
people from different countries.
TOP 10 THINGS NOT
TO MISS IN SYDNEY
1 Sydney Opera
House
2 Sydney Harbour
Bridge
3 Blue Mountains
4 Take a ride on the
Sydney Harbour
Cruises
5 Drink some coffee
at the Sydney
Harbour Coffee
Cruise
6 Visit the Royal
Botanic Gardens
7 Ride on a Manly
Ferry
8 Enter the Art
Gallery of NSW
9 Bring your
Swimming gear, and
take a stroll around
Watsons Bay
10 Go out for a
Promenade at the
Darling Harbour
Maecenas pulvinar sagittis enim. Rhoncus tempor placerat.
!
Sydney is a beautiful place to
visit as of today; one thing
that makes it so beautiful is
the Sydney Opera house. The
Sydney Opera House was
built due to the demand for a
bigger theatrical space in
Sydney. The planning began
in the 1940s and in 1955, a
competition was held to find
the most impressive
architectural design. 233
entries from 32 countries
made way for an interesting
story that continues today. Its
typical architecture makes it
the most famous landmark of
Sydney recognized
worldwide. The Sydney Opera
House is well known
nowadays since the
environment has changed.
Before:
After:
Some changes and repairs to
the Sydney Opera Houses
have been made since the
building opened in 1973, but
its essential shape and
structure has remained
unchanged.
Sydney Opera House (1957!-
1973) is a masterpiece of late
modern architecture. It is
admired internationally and
proudly treasured by the
people of Australia. It was
created by a young architect
who understood and
recognized the potential
provided by the site against
the stunning backdrop of
Sydney Harbor.!Denmarks
Jrn Utzon gave Australia a
challenging, graceful piece
of urban sculpture in
patterned tiles, glistening in
the sunlight and invitingly
aglow at night.!Jrn Utzon
died in Copenhagen in
November 2008 aged 90.
The British and the
French explorers
once owned
Sydney. Most of
them were thieves
or prisoners from
over seas countries.
In 1851,gold was
found in New South
Wales. Thousands of
people from over
seas rushed to
Australia to make
their fortunes. Some
became very rich,
but others did not
make enough
money to pay their
journey home. They
remained in
Australia increasing
the foreign
population from
400,000 in 1850 to
1,100,000 in 1860.
Even if Australias
more populated
than it was before, it
isnt too populated.
SYDNEYS
HISTORY
St. Patricks Day
People of Sydney
2012! B Y : J I S O O K I M! FREE
COME TO HANOI !
When l wenL Lo Panol, almosL everyone
was rldlng moLorcycles. 1hey looked llke a
group of duck famlly. ln local markeL, Lhere
were a loL of people buylng foods, and
maLerlals. lL was good Lo see Lhe seller
dlscounung for Lhe cusLomers. lL looked so
famlllar wlLh oLher counLrles. Whenever l
looked around Lhe places, l saw many
shops, and resLauranLs. l wenL lnslde one of
Lhe resLauranL and aLe food. 1he LasLe was
wonderful. Lspeclally, Lhe mosL Lhlngs LhaL l
llked abouL Panol were Lhe bulldlngs. lL was
Lall and fancy. lL made me keep looklng aL
lL. Aer l looked around Panol, l LhoughL
Panol ls Lhe real counLry of peace and
busyness.
Fun time in Hanoi
Vietnam Map
Hanoi Map
Panol ls a beauuful dlamond
LhaL shlnes brlghLly. Panol used
Lo be a peaceful clLy as lL ls now,
buL around 1930, Lhe uS
auacked vleLnam. Many
bulldlngs and landscape were
desLroyed. Aer Lhe War,
people needed Lo develop Lhe
envlronmenL. 1hey planLed
many Lrees and bullL some more
bulldlngs. lrom around 2000,
Panol developed so fasL. now lf
you go Lo Panol, you wlll see a
loL of bulldlngs LhaL are really
shlny and fancy. 1oday, people
choose Lo llve ln Panol for
several reasons: lor Lhelr [ob, Lo
learn more abouL Panol or
vleLnam, and [usL for Lravellng.
So you should come Lo Panol,
and learn some hlsLorles and
look around popular places.
Learn more about
Hanoi
The mystery of 1950
Interesting Facts
Hanoi is in: Vietnam
Area: Southeast Asia
Population: Over 3 million
people
Location: 1,760 km north of
Ho chi Minh City
Weather/Climate:
Languages: Vietnamese,
English, Chinese, Khmer, and
more.
Religions: No religion-80.8%
Buddhist-9.3%
Catholic-6.7%
Protestant-0.5% Other-2.7%
Vietnam Flag
Hanoi used to be a peaceful city as it is now.
Around 1950, the US attacked Vietnam, because
they wanted to control Vietnam. The US was
capitalist and they didnt want Vietnam to be
communist. The US was worried that communism
could spread through out Asia. So that was how
war started between Vietnam and US. The US killed
a lot of people during the war. Children lost their
parents and they starved to death. Also, many
buildings were destroyed, and the bombs also
destroyed the landscape. The government was so
worried that the situation might get worse. The
effect is that now, Vietnam is Socialist. The
government controls the business, but people also
control the business a little bit. These situations are
really common to other countries. The war, and the
government. Vietnam is still working hard in
Socialism, but I believe that Vietnam will continue
to develop under socialism.
During & After Vietnam War
Once, Vietnam was
discovered by Mongols from
China in 2879 B.C. Mongols
went to Vietnam, because
Vietnam was close to the sea
and there were a lot of
natural resources. So it was a
good place to live in. Also,
there were plenty of seafood
to eat and the weather was
really good. A lot of things
were just like today. It was
just perfect to live.
Now, people go to Vietnam
such as Korean, and French,
Because they can invest very
easily in there. Even though
Vietnam is still developing,
they dont have enough
money to invest, so if the
business man or other people
do that for Vietnam and get
some of the things that they
invested for them, there are a
lot of benets to both
Vietnam and other people.
Today, people choose to live
in Vietnam, because of their
job. Vietnam is Socialism, so
its easy to have a good
business. In Vietnam, there are
a lot of jobs, but many
peoples job is Ofcer, English
Language instructor, Farmer,
Designer, Design manager, and
more. But the major jobs are
Ofcer, Farmer, Fisher man,
and Businessman. These are
the common jobs, because
Vietnam is close to the sea,
and there are a lot of farm,
and buildings. So almost of
the people choose these jobs.
Since a lot of people went to
Vietnam and married with
Vietnamese, the population is
now over 90 million people.
There became a lot of
religions, and languages. Like
this, Vietnam has a lot of
similar things to other
countries. One of the
examples is China controlled
Vietnam in the history, but
many countries got controlled
by others too. People said in
Philippine, many people are
lazy, so Philippine cant really
develop fast but Vietnam is
developing really fast, and I
think it will become one of
the reach countries in the
world.
The Visitors and the people
Top10 things to do in
Hanoi
1) Go to Tran Quoc Pagoda
2) Watch water puppet
3) Go to restaurant
4) Eat tradition food
5) Go to beach
6) Visit Thong Nhat Park
7) Go to Vietnam Museum of
Ethnology
8) Learn history
9) Go to Ho Hoan Kiem
Lake
10) Look around local
market
Tran Quoc Pagoda
Restaurant in Vietnam
More pictures in page 5
Beach near Hanoi
After the Vietnam War,
People needed to develop
the environment, because
during the war, the US
spread defoliant and ruined
a lot of forest. people
worked hard to develop
Vietnam. A lot of plants and
buildings were destroyed. It
was so dangerous to the
citizens who were living
there. So they planted many
trees and built some more
buildings. Few years later,
Vietnam became a lot more
beautiful than before it used
to be. From around 22000,
Vietnam developed so fast.
Much more buildings and
shopping mall were there.
This show that Vietnamese
really cared about their
country, and citizens.
There is one bad cause, and
one good cause. The bad
cause is that after they built
more buildings, cars, and
motorcycles, there became
more air pollutions. In
Vietnam, almost all of the
people ride a motorcycle.
More cars, motorcycles, and
factories causes more air
pollutions. THis means they
need to build fewer
factories, and make less cars
an motorcycles. The good
cause is that there became
higher buildings, and a lot of
museums about Vietnam
War. This is a good
development, because there
is more space to build
buildings for those 90
million people in Vietnam,
and it makes the city
fancier. Also, it makes people
get interested in Vietnam
history. So if you go to
Vietnam now, you will see a
lot of fancy, and beautiful
buildings, and museums. It
will look similar to other
common countries.
After the people developed
Vietnam, Vietnam became
the 13th most populous
country in the world, and
8th most populous Asian
country. This shows that
Vietnamese worked
diligently. Also, now Vietnam
is known as a busy country
and the people think that
Vietnam will develop more,
and soon it will be in MDC
(More Developed
Country). And Im sure that
it will turn into MDC, and I
believe it.
Wonderful development
Buildings in Hanoi
Museum in Hanoi
Road in Hanoi
After the War
After people developed Vietnam
MORE PI CTURES FROM PAGE 3
Thong Nhat Park
Ho Hoan Kiem Lake
Local Market
Museum of Ethnology
Water puppet show
By: Kati e go
Vi si t si ngapore today! Don t thi nk, just go. no regrets!
Things Not To Miss!
Shops
- Orchard Road
- Vivo City
- Changi Airport
- Marina Bay
Nature Related
- Singapore Night Safari
- Botanic Gardens
Attractions
- Sentosa
- Wild Wild Wet
- Singapore Flyer
Other
-Chinatown
SINGAPORE
G u i d e
Interesting Fact #1
Singapore had the
worlds rst night zoo.
Interesting Fact #2
The largest bat, the
ying fox can be
found in Singapore
Interesting Fact #3
The worlds tallest
man- made waterfall
is located in Singapore
Interesting Fact #4
The largest fountain is
in Suntec City,
Singapore
SINGAPORE IN THE PAST &
SINGAPORE TODAY
According to the book Welcome to Singapore, Singapore reflects a society willing to
work hard for the nation's interests and creates a stable country with a healthy economy. It
wasnt always like that. Let me tell you more about Singapore.
In 1824, the British took over Singapore. During World War II, the Japanese took
control for a brief period but the British took control back soon after. Singapore joined the
Malaysian Federation in 1963 but left in 1965 to become independent.

Even if Singapores situation looked a bit hopeless when they got kicked out of
Malaysias federation, their leader, Lee Kuan Yew was trying to make the most of what they
had. With no natural resources other than labor force and deepwater ports, they also faced
problems such as dangers of attack by Indonesia, unemployment and lack of housing.
The Singapore government created jobs by attracting foreigners to build factories, oil
refineries and ship repairs. Now earning money, the government required Singaporeans to set
aside a part of their salary to buy affordable apartments built by the government. The
government also received secret advise from Israel and established a national service which
requires all male citizens to serve the armed forces for at least 2 years.

Today, Singapore has a lot more wealth than before and is considered one of the
Four Asian Tigers. This country is the 4
th
leading financial center, 2
nd
biggest casino
gambling place, 3
rd
largest oil refining place and has one (out of the 5) busiest ports in the
world. Singapore has many industries like electronics, chemicals, financial services, oil
drilling equipment, petroleum refining, processing, processed food/drinks, rubber products,
ship repair, offshore platform construction, life sciences, etc. The economy of Singapore is
known as one of the most competitive, business- friendly and freest. Modern Singapore has
showed tremendous progress in changing their situations and building a strong national
identity.
Sentosa
Singapore Kids Community
By: Kati e go
Vi si t si ngapore today! Don t thi nk, just go. no regrets!
SINGAPORES PEOPLE
Singapore is located off the southern tip of the Malay peninsula.
In 1819, Singapore was founded as a British trading post of the East India
Company by Sir Stamford Raffles to challenge the Dutch trading post in
this region. The trading post attracted many people to live here.
Singapore today has oil refineries, ship repairing, electronics,
chemicals, financial services, tourism and many more. It is one of the
worlds most prosperous countries and consists of fifty-seven islands.
Singapore is very clean, has many shops, has excellent medical service,
strong law enforcement, good transportation, lots of job opportunities and
their poverty level is low.
Because of this, about 4.8 million people live in Singapore.
Languages in Singapore include: Mandarin, English, Malay, Tamil,
Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew and other Chinese dialects. This country
also has a variety of religions: Buddhist (around 50%), Muslim (15%),
Christian (15%) and Hindus (a bit more than 3%). Some cool facts about
Singapore are that they had the worlds first night zoo, the flying fox
(largest bat) can be found in Singapore and that they have a language
called Singlish.
Even if Singapore is one (out of twenty) of the smallest countries
on Earth, it doesnt mean they are not as good as other countries. 'Small
countries can do big things.
Come to Singapore! No regrets!
Singapore is known as the Garden City because it did
something no other city has done. Singapore has built only on
50% of their land! You know what that means? It means that the
other 50% of their land are full of greeneries- lled with trees,
plants, owers and much more beautiful things that make you
feel like youre the luckiest person in the world. Someone says
of Singapore, Modern Singapore has showed tremendous
progress in changing their situations and building a strong
national identity. Compared to the past, Singapore was plain
with only kampong houses but look at Singapore today! This
country has built over 157,000 units of public housing,
numerous schools, community centers, health clinics, factories,
malls, gardens, attractions and many more I could not fit on this
paper. You would not want to miss out on this. Trust me, Ive
been there and wanted to stay longer! So come fly to Singapore
today! Did I mention that their airport is gigantic and full of
shops, restaurants, free Internet surfing, playgrounds, and so
much more? Singapore (The Garden City) is a place you will not
regret traveling to.
SINGAPORES ENVIRONMENT
Singapore is located in Southeast Asia and consists of 63 islands. Singapore naturally
has deep ports but limited land. Singapore used to have a land area of 581.5 sq km but because
of their reclaimed land, it now has about 723.3 sq km of land. It is slightly bigger than Metro
Manila which has an area of 638.55 sq km.
Singapore used to be very plain with farmland and rainforest. Their houses were
basically kampong houses. Kampong houses are made from wood with a zinc roof and the
floors are elevated by wood. They are usually surrounded by fruitful palm trees.
With increase in population and limited land, this country needed lots of land to build
houses but didn't have enough so the government started reclaiming land for more space. The
government then, built over 157,000 high-rise apartment units for public housing. The people
also built tall skyscrapers for their offices, residences, and hotels.
Even with rapid urbanization, Singapore balances their skyscrapers with 300 parks
and 4 nature reserves. Almost 50% of this city- state is covered with greeneries and that is why
it is known as the 'Garden City' today.
SINGAPORE PART 2
Rafes Hotel Vivo City
Singapore Community
Singapore Waterfront
By: Kati e go
Vi si t si ngapore today! Don t thi nk, just go. no regrets!
SINGAPORE PART 3.
A Singapore Experience
There is one thing I can say for sure
about my trip to Singapore last summer:
I absolutely loved it. Although I had
visited the country once before, it was at
an early age so I didnt remember much
of it. I initially didnt know what to
expect, but upon stepping out of the
Changi Airport, I was immediately
greeted by an energizing whiplash of
fresh air and sun. This refreshing daze
was amplified by healthy, brimming trees
lining the roads and the cleanliness of
the country, which is something the
nation is known for. Singapore made
tourism all the more appealing with its
wide array of first-class cuisines, from
the authentic tastes of Hainanese
chicken in small, traditional shops to
swankier restaurants serving exquisitely
crafted dishes, opened by international
names. Shopping in Orchard Road was a
paradise; it was an endless strip of
booming complexes overflowing with
high-end goods, crowded with hordes of
both locals and tourists swerving in and
out of the cutting-edge malls. I visited
Sentosa Isl and for that dose of
adrenaline and fun, which houses a
Universal Studios theme park as well as
a MegaZip Adventure Park. I remember
my mother telling me how much the
resort had progressed since she last
visited and how the country, with no
direct access to the world's resources,
transformed into such a dynamic nation.
We stopped by several museums in the
country as well, namely the Singapore
Science Centre, which was a very
interactive, hands-on, and mind-blowing
educational playground; and the lotus-
shaped ArtScience Museum at the newly
opened Marina Bay Sands, that exhibited
work by accomplished artists such as Van
Gogh and Salvador Dali. What made
Singapore so captivating was that there
was just so much to do for every aspect
of my personality, and so much life at
every corner of the country. Everything
was accessible with their efficiently-run
transportation systems such as the MRT,
and the welcoming citizens and vibe
made the whole trip worthwhile.
-Kimberly Go, 15
Singapore Facts
Shortcut: SG
Country it is in: Singapore, Singapore (none)
Area: Asia
Population/ Statistic: About 48 million people live in Singapore (estimated 4,
452, 732 (2002 estimate))
Location: Southeast Asia, Southern most tip of Peninsular Malaysia
Weather/ Climate: Average temperature
-Day 31C (88 F), Night - 23 C (73 F)
-Average Humidity: 85%.
-Annual Rainfall: 2360 mm (93 in.).
-Sunniest Month: February.
-Wettest month: December.
Motto/ Symbol: (Drawn on: Topic (Title): The Basics)
Language(s): Mandarin (Chinese), English, Malay, Tamil (Indian)
-Religion(s):
-Budhist (50%)
-Muslims (15%)
-Christians (15%), 1/3 of Christians are Romans, Catholics
-Hindus (Slightly more than 3%), Almost all from India/ of Indian Heritage
Traditions/ Customs:
-Presenting business cards with 2 hands and not having the card in black
-Bowing, Salaaming, Saluting as greetings
-Going (entering) barefoot in their homes and shoes are removed outside as
signs of respect
Holidays:
-Chinese New Year (Jan- Feb)
- Good Friday (March/ April)
-Vesak Day (May)
-National Day (Aug 9)
- Deepaval (October/ November)
-Christmas (Dec 25)
-Hari Raya Puasa (Dec/ Jan)
-New Years
Landmarks:
-Sentosa
-Chinatown and CBD
-Orchard Road
-Little India
-Kampung Glam
-Wild Wild Wet
-Underwater World
-Night Safari
Topography:
-Some hills at the center (small range)
-Highest point in Singapore =
Bukit Timah at 166 m/ 545 ft.
Singapore Flyer
BY: lucas Sarvi s
MOSCOW
Russia Then and Now
! Tzars, who had absolute power over
everything, ruled Russia from 860 to 1917. A
Russian revolution started in 1917, when the people
took over the government. The people of Russia
created a socialist government. Russia began to
become a world power. Today Russia is a still a
world power and has a federation style government.
Russia has seen many `changes in its government,
some were bad and some were good.
1930-2006
1920-2006
1920-2006
1920-2006
BY: lucas Sarvi s
Environment
Russia have put company buildings
and cut down loads of trees. Russia
put their houses in the woods
because there are too many trees to
cut down. There are lots of trees.
There were lots of trees and only
dirt road and no large buildings.
Russia cut down trees to make
more room to put buildings and
house and railways. The change
happened when they found all the
technology from china and japan.


ENVIRONMENT AND MONEY
A church
in the
heart of
moscow
Russian
Money
BY: lucas Sarvi s
People
There are lots of different people. There are a lot of rich people in Russia.
They don't were normal shirt and shorts .They are busy and always on
the move.they don't like to talking to people they don't know. They like
talking to there friends.
Weather
In winter it's cold and snows . So the culture is very wintery. They have
warm clothes, and they do outdoor winter sport.But summer is hot. This
year summer it was 80 to 90. City people swim in pools because it is so
hot. Most of them have out of town houses. They have lots of summer
vacation place with lots of pools.For all the people who go there.

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Fun Facts!
Kuala Lumpur
! The city of Kuala Lumpur
is in the country of Malaysia.
Malaysia can be located in the
continent Asia. Kuala Lumpur is in
the north coast of Malaysia 0 102 e.
is in the In Kuala Lumpur there is
about 1.6 million people in here
right now. The languages they
speak in Kuala Lumpur is Malay,
English, Chinese, Tamil, and local
languages. The religion they have
in Kuala Lumpur is Islam, Muslim,
Buddhist, Hindu and other
traditional belief. Some traditions
they do there is fasting. Fasting is
whenYou dont eat and drink the
whole day until dinner and in the
end of the fasting your whole
family eat a feast. This holiday is
also can be could Ramadan. Some
of the landmarks in Kuala are the
soaring menara, the golden triangle
and the twin towers. Some topography
are Forest and mountains. The
currency in Kuala Lumpur is ringgit.
KUALA LUMPUR
a b e a u t i f u l c i t y . . .
What Happen in
the Past and
Fun Facts!!!
Page 1
The Land and
Top Ten Must Sees
Page 2
Population and people,
My Visit to Kuala Lumpur
and
Do You Want To Visit
Kuala Lumpur?
Page 3
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What Happen in the Past???
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tioops invaueu innocent city of Kuala Lumpui in
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to Kuala Lumpui to help inciease inuepenuents. Aftei
that Kuala Lumpui became it's own inuiviuual city. So
know Kuala Lumpui has steel builuings anu ciystal
skysciapeis that aie just fantastic anu it's the capital
city of Nalaysia. Even in the past Kuala Lumpui is a
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! People change Kuala Lumpur by
building huge buildings that will satisfy the
people of Kuala Lumpur. People adapt
Kuala Lumpur because of its amazing
structures and looks. Kuala Lumpur look
different now because before it was green
and non-polluted
but now it has color
like a colorful
parade! Long ago
Kuala Lumpur is
lled with trees
but now Kuala
Lumpur has huge
apartments and
business towers. A
lot of the structures was built right
when the wonderful twin towers was built
in 1992-1998. Kuala Lumpur is different
because of the change in the environment.
A JEWEL IN LIFE...
TOP TEN MUST SEES
1.)PESTRONAS TWIN
TOWERS
2.)MENARE KL TOWER
3.) CHINATOWN
4.)BATU CAVES 5.)LITTLE INDIA 6.)CENTRAL MARKET
7.)CHOW KIT WET
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8.)THEAN HOU
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9.)SRI MAHA SAKITHI
MOHAMBIGAI AMMAN TEMPLE
10.)KUALA LUMPUR
BIRD PARK
Right here is the map of
the amazing city if
Malaysia where Kuala
Lumpur is.
This is the map of the
wonderful city of
Kuala Lumpur...
! Bright lights, loads of color and astonishing tall
structures, what more can you ask for, Kuala Lumpur,
a remarkable jewel in life. Long ago, Kuala Lumpur
used to be nothing but swamps and sprout where
glass and steel skyscraper stand tall like proud
army man. Kuala Lumpur was almost nothing
but now Kuala Lumpur is one of the best, most
wonderful tourist spots. The population in Kuala
Lumpur is 1.6million and most of them are Malaysian
and lots of pleasant people. Kuala Lumpur is lled with loads
of fantastic people that will help show you what Kuala
Lumpur really is. Kuala Lumpur is a stunning sight you
Do You Want to Visit Kuala
My Visit To Kuala
Lumpur by: Gabby Ellis
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experience and the food was
amazing. It was so nice and so
modern and I would suggest this to
other families to visit Kuala Lumpur.
My favorite highlight was the
humongous Twin Towers and room
service! I highly recommend Kuala
Lumpur!
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During the late 18
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centuries, the Great Britain established the
amazing city of Kuala Lumpur. Kuala Lumpur is
located near the Andean Sea and the Bay of
Bengal. The Great Britain ruled Kuala Lumpur
because they wanted more land and because
of the horrible war! That is how the fantastic
city was found
People go to Kuala Lumpur because of
their amazing landmarks that almost feel like
your going to the 7 wonders of the world like,
the Twin Towers and Menara KL Tower. People
want to live in Kuala Lumpur because its one
of the beautiful tourist spot. Some of the casual
Jobs in Kuala Lumpur are expedition,
Electronic technician and many more. Kuala
Lumpur has a lot of fun Kind fantastic things to
do like visiting their landmarks.
The population in Kuala Lumpur is
1.6million and most of them are Malaysian and
a lot if pleasant people. Most of the delightful
religions in Kuala Lumpur is Islam, Sanni
Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu and christen, also
some of the languages they speak in Kuala
Lumpur is Malay, English, Chinese and Tami.
Kuala Lumpur is filled with wonderful
religions, languages and many more!
M E L B O U R N E
Marvelous Melbourne ! 1
Marvelous
Melbourne
What to Know
About Melbourne
Welcome to Melbourne, Australia.
My city, Melbourne, is home to
3.2 million people and is located in
the Southeastern part of Australia
(38 South and 145 East).
Melbourne has all four seasons. In
summer it is warm and sunny, in
autumn mild and sunny with a
slight breeze, in spring cloudy and
windy, and in winter very cold and
frosty. Melbourne is one of the
coldest cities in Australia during
winter. In Melbourne, people speak
English, though there are a lot of
Greek, Italian,
Jewish, Vietnamese,
Indonesian, and
Malaysian
immigrants. The
major religions are Protestant,
Orthodox, and Roman Catholic.
Many holidays are celebrated in
Melbourne. There are New Years
Day, Australia Day, Labour Day,
Good Friday, Easter Monday,
ANZAC Day, the Queens Birthday,
Melbourne Cup Day, and Christmas.
Plains surround
Melbourne and the
whole city is split into
half by the Yarra
River. There are not a
lot of traditions and
customs, but there are lots of slangs.
Barbie/snag for barbecue, chook for
chicken, cuppa for coffee or tea and
many more. There are a lot of
landmarks in Melbourne. Some
examples are: The Forum Theatre,
Rialto Towers, Eureka Skydeck 88,
Flinders St. Station, Federation
Square, Royal Exhibition Building,
Melbournes Art Center Spire,
Melbourne Cricket Ground, and
Ethiad Stadium. Melbourne is a
wonderful city, dont you agree?
This is a picture of Melbourne in the
Autumn
M E L B O U R N E
2! Marvelous Melbourne
Do you know why Melbourne is called Marvelous
Melbourne? Well, it all started when gold was found near
Melbourne. Foreigners from all over the world rushed to
Australia like a herd of wild bulls, hoping to nd gold and
strike their fortune. Some people succeeded, while others
failed to nd any gold and did not have enough money to
return back to their country. Those people settled into
Melbourne and boosted the number of non-Indigenous
people in Australia from 400,000 people in 1850 to
1,100,000 people in 1860. Nowadays, almost 35% of the
population in Melbourne is composed of immigrants.
Thanks to the Gold Rush, Melbourne earned the title of
Marvelous Melbourne and was able to become a
home to immigrants from all over the world.
Then and Now...

People of Melbourne during the
Gold Rush
Melbourne During the Gold Rush
M E L B O U R N E
Marvelous Melbourne! 3
People of Melbourne
! Melbourne was clearly always the cultural capital of
Australia. A European named Matthew Flinders discovered
Melbourne in 1802 while he was circumnavigating Australia.
The city is cut in half by the Yarra River, lies in the shores of
the Port Phillip Bay, and stands in the West of the Great
Dividing Mountain Ranges of Australia. When gold was
found near Melbourne, people from all around the world
rushed to Melbourne, and became a home to a lot of
foreigners and immigrants. Thanks to the Gold Rush,
Melbourne was able to become a diverse city since its
foundation.
! Today, Melbourne is one of the liveliest cities in
the world! People go to Melbourne mostly because of
its hosting of major sporting events like the
Australian Open (tennis), Melbourne Cup (horse
racing), and the Australian Grand Prix and cultural
events like the Melbourne International Arts and Film
Festival. The major industries or jobs in Melbourne
include the automobile industry, nancial sector,
information technology and tourism. People choose
to live in Melbourne nowadays because not only of its liveliness but the easy way of living.
! Starting from the Gold Rush, Melbourne was
able to attract foreigners from around the world.
There are approximately 3.2 million people living in
Melbourne today. Most of them are Australians, but
there are a lot of Italian, Greek, and Vietnamese
immigrants. The major languages spoken are English,
Italian, Greek, Arabic, and Vietnamese and the
common religions are Protestant, Eastern Orthdox,
Catholic, Buddhist, and Muslim. Melbourne is a city
that is able to keep its old cultures like the Melbourne
Cup, but allows new cultures from abroad to settle in
at the same time.
People in Federation Square
M E L B O U R N E
4! Marvelous Melbourne
The Change of the Environment in Melbourne
! The people of Melbourne and the major events that happened in Melbournes history
changed Melbournes environment rapidly over the last few centuries. During the Victorian
Gold Rush, there was a high increase of population in
Melbourne. Then, the city was able to become a major
port and nancial center as well as one of the richest
cities among the British Territories. Several changes
could be seen: there were Victorian high-rise buildings,
grand terrace housings, big boulevards, huge gardens
such as the Botanic Gardens of Melbourne, and ports like
the Docklands and the Station Pier. The environment of
Melbourne was affected a lot by the people that were in
Melbourne and the major events like the Gold Rush.
! The Docklands is an example of a specic change in the
environment. In the 1800s, the whole area was used a
port with ships and trading boats. Nowadays, they built
the Ethiad Stadium, a famous landmark of Melbourne,
the Bolte Bridge, the
Central Docklands
Pier, and residential
towers near the area.
The changes rst
occurred in 1997 when the
Ethiad Stadium was built. The development of
the Docklands was able to create a more vibrant and
sustainable community with lots of community services and facilities in Melbourne.
Melbourne is now also praised for having an attractive and high quality social environment
like New York and Paris. The Docklands is a great place to show the change that occurred in
Melbourne as time passed by.
Before After
Melbourne Arts Center Spire
The Colorful Lights of Melbourne
M E L B O U R N E
Marvelous Melbourne! 5
Why YOU Should Relocate to Melbourne
Things NOT to Miss in
Melbourne
-Federation Square
-Docklands
-Eureka Tower
-Queen Victoria Market
-Melbourne Zoo
-Phillip Island Penguin Parade
-Melbourne Museum
-Royal Botanic Gardens
-Yarra Valley
-Flinders St. Station
Colorful lights, stunning skyscrapers, breathtaking sights to see,
and diverse cultures, Melbourne has always been the cultural
capital of the world. In the past, gold was found near Melbourne
and foreigners from all around the world rushed to Melbourne like
a herd of wild bulls, hoping to nd gold and strike rich. These
people settled down and developed Melbourne to become one of
the most amazing cities today. There are approximately 3.2 million
people living in Melbourne today. There are also many foreigners
and tourists that choose to go to Melbourne because of its major
sporting events like the Australian Open, Melbourne Cup, and the
Australian Grand Prix and cultural events like the Melbourne
International Arts and Film Festival. The environment was also
inuenced a lot by the people who came to Melbourne. As the
population increased, many modern buildings were built and the
roads and ports of Melbourne became bigger and busier.
Melbourne is like the Paris of the Southern Hemisphere. Long
story short, Melbourne is an amazing city full of cultures from all
around the world.
Aqillas View of Melbourne
I went to Melbourne in 2005.
There are many good views. I
remember I took a lot of
pictures. There were many big
buildings that looked like it
belonged to rich people. The
buildings were in different kinds
of shapes and designs. I ate a lot
of barbecue, ribs, and sh and
chips. The house of one of the
friends of my parents was this
red color I think, I forgot what it
looked like but it was really
memorable.
-Aqilla Rayamandi
38 South 145 East
Map of Melbourne
Come to Melbourne!
! ! !
By:Oskar Lindenfors
JERUSALEM
Jerusalem was a small peaceful place
at rst, just like some of the citys in a
story, and then 4 religions, the
Christians, the Jews, the Arabs and the
Muslims started some wars over
Jerusalem that all of them wanted to
be occupying. Jerusalem was
destroyed 2 times and has been built
up according to the religion the people
occupying Jerusalem believed and the
religious buildings very changed.
Jerusalem also has been attacked 52
times and every time the destroyed
buildings have been rebuilt more
modern. Now Jerusalem is divided in
2 main parts, one old and one more
modern, and the old part is divided in
4 parts depending on the different
religions. And Jerusalem is still a city
full off wars.
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By:Oskar Lindenfors
Jerusalem is a very old city full of gods and
wars, with one off the most interesting
histories in the whole world. People have
always been coming to Jerusalem because
its a holy place, for 4 big religions. The
Jews ruled Jerusalem until the Arabs came
and took Jerusalem from the Jews. Then
some Christians started to see Jesus
birthplace as a holy place, and the power
started to change in the 1000s. At rst
Jerusalem was a small peaceful place, just
like some citys in a story, and then 4
religions, the Christians, the Jews, the Arabs
and the Muslims started some wars over
Jerusalem that all of them wanted to be
occupying. Jerusalems gods have war and
peace at the same time, just as they have
had it in over 3000 years. Come and visit
and you will learn much about gods, wars
and stories.
Jerusalem is a really old and fascinating city
that got established 1000 bch by King
David of Israel, very long ago but not as
old as the old Greece and Egypt. Jerusalem
also has been attacked 52 times, awesome
right? Jerusalems position is between the
Meditarian Sea and the Dead Sea. People
have always been coming to Jerusalem
because its a holy place, for 4 big religions.
In Jerusalem the main exports are high
t echnol ogy equi pment , f rui t s and
vegetables. In Jerusalem 82% of the people
work in the service industries. People in
Jerusalem are Arabic, Jewish and they
speak Hebrew, Arabic, and English. The
religions in Jerusalem are Muslims,
Christians, Arabs and Jews and that is some
information of the old city Jerusalem.

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By: Anika
I've been to Jerusalem. It is a large
city with several districts. I lived in
t he e as t e r n di s t r i c t . Mos t l y
Palestinians live there. I was in
Jerusalem to work on a project for
people with disabilities in Palestine.
You have to go through military
checks to leave Jerusalem and go in
the Palestinian territories. The border
guards were not nice. They seemed to
believe that anyone in the Palestine is
a terrorist. It was as a security check
at an airport. Sometimes we had to
wait for hours to get through.
"
Some days I was a tourist in
Jerusalem. The most famous section
is the "old town" which is inside the
walls, with a moat around. There are
fantastic bazaars and old houses.
They sell fruits, vegetables, fabrics,
furniture, jewelry and more. I drank a
delicious pomegranate-apple juice
there. There are also a lot of holy
places for Christians, Jews and
Muslims. The different religious
groups living in different parts of the
old city and it feels like they do not
like each other. I thought it was crazy
to walk the streets there. There is a
holy wall below the Temple Mount,
which is located inside the Old City.
The Jews beg to the wall and injects
small paper pieces with wishes in the
cracks. They want the Temple Mount
back because they believe that their
holy temple had been there at one
time. They dug secret passages under
the mountain to get a little closer. I
went down there and looked. The
mountain is their most sacred place.
Now it is a Muslim mosque on the
hill called Al-Aqsa Mosque. It's
beautiful to watch. It was built in the
700th century and it is one of the
holiest places for Muslims. I did not
enter the mosque because it's so
sacred. There is a stone in there with
Mohammed's foot prints (they say).
He was there when he died, before he
ew to heaven. I had to just walk
around and look at the mosques
outside. When the Muslims should go
to the mosque, they have to walk on a
bridge over the Great Wall where
Jews pray. The bridge is wrapped in a
net so that those who go there cannot
throw things at the Jews below. In
another end of town is the Christians
memory location. There is a church
that stands on the site of Jesus
crucied. It's also very beautiful, both
inside and outside. Every day,
Christian visitors on the street walk
the same way as Jesus did with his
cross. They go with a group leader
and someone in the group may carry
a cross, just as Jesus did. There are
different stations marked with signs,
much like an orienteering course.
The road is called Golgotha. The
Christians in the church prey and
then they kiss a stone where it is said
that Jesus clothes where washed.
There is also a place where it is said
that Jesus was buried a short distance
away - but nobody knows for sure.
Jerusalem is also the Christians' most
sacred place.
"
It was weird and a little solemn to be
in Jerusalem for it is a famous place
where t here have been many
historical events. But the strangest
thing was to experience all the
religious people from the four
religions. Everyone believed so hard
in their own religion and that their
version is the truth. It felt hopeless
and sad to see how religions make
people enemies.

A Interview on Jerusalem
!
By:Oskar Lindenfors
To understand Jerusalem you
should try and see it from different
viewpoints:
Th e t av e l e t , Mo n t i u r e s
Windmill
Mount Scoupus
Mount of olives. A suggestion is
to stroll towards the other side of the
mountain and on a clear day you can
see the Dead Sea.
Dont miss in the Jewish quarter:
The Tower of David
Old City Ramparts walk
Old City Souk
If you are a child you should
visit:
Jerusalem Science museum
Tower of David museum
Roof top walk
Old City Wall Tour, try to nd
the hidden stables?
City of David
Also if you want to relax in
Jerusalem you should visit:
Emek Refaim
Go to Israel museum at sunset as
the sun shines on the buildings of
Rehavia
A thing near Jerusalem you
should visit is:
Ein Caqrmen
Places not to miss in Jerusalem:
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Relocation Guide Osaka
$0.50
By Nicolas
Labadan
Important Information of Osaka Japan
Osaka Japan is located in Asia in the Kainsai region. It is 35 degrees
North and 136 east. Osaka is known for the city of water because it has over a
thousand waterways. Also Osaka is the main commercial district in Japan they
are very successful for there commercials! Japan had a ght in the U.S.A they
bombed pearl harbor and then the Americans used an atomic bomb in
Hiroshima Japan.
! Japan has a variety of weather it is snowing sunny rainy
windy it has electric storms all the time. It has all four seasons. The Japanese
Flag is white and red. In Osaka Japan they speak Japanese and Akamai
Kotoba. They have a lot of Religions such as Buddhism Japanese people go
to the temple and prey to there gods. And Christian and Catholic they go to the
church on Sunday have a one hour mass. the coordinance of Osaka Japan are
34.69389N 135.50222E.
" Japanese People have a lot of traditions one of them are
sumo resettling they ght each other in a ring. They have to nock the sumo out
of the ring to gain a point. Another custom is called Had Aka-Natusuri it is
called a naked festival in English it is believed to clean your soul it is an ancient
festival and it goes on every year. They have Holidays too such as Christmas,
Shogatsu (new year) beginning of spring (setsubun), Valentines Day,
constitution day (Kempo Kinenbi).
" Japanese have a lot of landmarks and historical landmarks
for example Nakano-Shima, Tyogei-kan, The wonderful sacred cherry garden,
and a really old Osaka castle. Some of the Topography is mountains, rivers,
swamps, forests waterways, and special herbs! Thats the basics of the
Wonderful Osaka Japan!
"
This is Osaka Castle it is
over 200 years old and is
very imporatant to the
people in Osaka
[2]
The Past Effects the Future of Osaka Japan.
Osaka is the best city in the world! It is tremendous,
gorgeous and magnicent. Then, everything changed when
the terrifying WWII began within Japans territory. What
happened is that the U.S.A sent a B-29 bomber to
Hiroshima at 8:15 am on August 6 1945 and it dropped an
atomic bomb over the remarkable city of Hiroshima. Right
after dropping this bomb, the airplane ew over Nagasaki
with another atomic bomb! As a result, the city of Nagasaki
and Hiroshima were demolished. Over 4 square miles of
both cities were destroyed. Over 66,000 people died and
69,000 people were injured in both cities. This affected
Osaka because the radiation was in the food and water for
many years in Japan and killed a lot of people! On August
9, Japan surrendered to the U.S.A. After many years of war,
Japan nally recovered. After everything that happened in
Japan. Japan won back its pride and dignity back and
everything now is ok.
LOREM ORCI
You might think...
You might think that these
are small bombs well they
are but they can destroy
over 20 square miles
The atomic
bomb of Osaka
Japan :)
These
are pictures
of atomic
bombs
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The People of Osaka Japan.
A military-led dynastic government called the Tokugawa Shogunaic
discovered Japan in 1603. They ruled Japan for two centuries. Osaka is
an island located between the North Pacic Sea and the Korean
peninsula. People migrated to Osaka because there are many jobs there
since it is highly developed and modern.
! In Osaka, there are many job opportunities. The
main industry is commercials and business. Its the main commercial
place in all of Japan. They also have many hotels and tourism!
! The ethnic composition of the Japanese population
is: 95.5% Japanese, 0.5% Koreans, and 0.4% Chinese. Did you know
that 230,000 Brazilians migrated to Japan in the 1990s to work in
industries? Less than 0.1% people have HIV/AIDS. They use a currency
called the Japanese Yen. That is a snapshot of Osaka, Japan!
The Wonderful environment of Osaka
Japan
Old Japan is so appealing and glorious. Before there were blearily
any buildings and you could guess that there are not that many people.
They have a lot of green space, a little bit of houses. Also they have no
buildings no factories or industries you can blearily see any pollution!
Now you can see all the technology kicking in! A lot of buildings,
with a lot of buildings you could guess there are a lot of
population. Osaka isnt crowded as the Manila but you they are
actually pretty close. Osaka Japan is amazing like Manchester
United
The top photo is a
picture is a flag of
Japan and the bottom
picture is a city map of
Osaka!
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shot of
Osaka japan
After Shot
of Osaka Japan
Osaka Japan it is such a wonderful
city where all the lights and technology are
outstanding. If only you could see it! Then
everything changed when WWII entered the
territory of Japan. WWII is even worse than
every soccer player in the world getting a red
card. WWII was chaos where every country
hated each other. Japan decided to drop a
huge bomb over Pearl Harbor (Pearl Harbor
is located in Hawaii). The U.S.A was furious
at the Japanese so in return the U.S.A
dropped an atomic bomb over Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, Japan (Both are located in the
south of Japan). As a result, a lot of families
died, the bomb destroyed a lot of houses. It
was shocking. Luckily the population
increased and kept increasing. In 2010 the
population of Osaka was 2,666,371. Osaka
used to be a little city with not that many
buildings. Now it has modernized with a lot
of buildings and industries. In the end after
everything that happened, things turned out
all right. Japan is allies with the U.S.A. There
is no more war between them and everything
is just ne.
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THINGS NOT TO MISS IN
OSAKA JAPAN!
1. Disneyland
2. Nakano Shima
3. The Cherry Garden
4. Osaka castle
5. Osaka Aquarium
6. Universal Studios
7. Umeda Sky Building
8. Shitennoji castle
9. Spa world
10.Tempozan Farris Wheel
Osaka
Cherry
Garden
Umeda
Sky
Building
Osaka
Aquarium
[5]
Sushi
Sushi is what the Japanese
people usually eat! The
Japanese people specialize in
sushi and it really tastes good
like Sophia Quintos said.
SOPHIA QUINTOSS
PERSPECTIVE ON OSAKA
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One of the main
highlights in Osaka is
denitely the food.
Everywhere I went, there
was a wide array of sushi
and there was plenty of
great Japanese street
food. There was lots of
special, sweet Japanese
desserts, and soft, juicy,
wagyu steak, and Well
there was just so much
delicious food! Basically,
wherever you go in Osaka,
there is so much food
wherever you go! No one
that came with me said
that they didnt enjoy the
amazing food that they
ate. By Sophia Quintos
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! ! !
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HONG KONG
MARCH 2012
The Beginning
FACTS YOU
SHOULD
KNOW
Hong Kong
My country is
Hong Kong and it is
situated in China.
The population of
Ho n g Ko n g i s
7,122,508 people as
of July 20ll EST. Its
area or region is
East Asia, bordering
the South China
Sea and China 22
15 0 N/114
10 0 E. The
w e a t h e r i s
s u b t r o p i c a l
monsoon; cool and
humid in winter, hot
and r ai ny f rom
s p r i n g t h r o u g h
summer, warm and
sunny in fall. The
languages that are
spoken there are
English, Mandarin
and Cantonese. The
religions in Hong
Kong are Cel ti c
mixture of local
religions which are
9 0 % o f t h e
population and the
balance are 10%
Christian. The
t r a d i t i o n s o r
customs are Feng
Shui , which they do
before a new event
or entering a new
bui l di ng. Duri ng
Chinese New Year,
they distribute red
HI (red envelopes)
wi t h mo n e y i n
them. They also
di s t r i but e t hes e
envel opes during
wedding or rituals.
The hol i days i n
Hong Kong are
New Years, Chinese
New Year, Ching
Ming festival, Good
F r i d a y , H o l y
Sat urday, East er
Monday, La bor
Da y, B u d d h a s
Birthday, Sunday,
D r a g o n B o a t
Festival, Hong Kong
S p e c i a l
Ad mi n i s t r a t i o n
R e g i o n
Establishment Day,
M i d A u t u m n
Festival, National
Day, Chung Yeung
Festival, Christmas
Day, and Boxing
Day. Ther e ar e
great landmarks in
Hong Kong such as
the Peak, Victoria
Ha r bo r, Ha ppy
Valley, Sik Sik Yuen
Wo n g Ta i S i n
Te mp l e , S t r e e t
Ni g h t Ma r k e t ,
Kowloons Markets,
High Tea at the
Pe ni ns ul a, New
Terri tori es, and
Outing Islands. The
topography is hilly
t o mount ai nous
with steep slopes
and lowlands in the
North.


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The Flag looks like
this
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2 THE CITY FROM PAST TO PRESENT
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THE CITIES NOW AND THEN
Intro
Hong had a different environment when
the British were not ruling. People have
changed the environment big time since
before Hong Kong was a Chinese colony at
one point. Hong Kong has some historical
Chinese sites ex. Temples. When the
British took over they started building
factories and homes in the image of
English buildings. Hong Kong was a small
island and very hilly so people had to build
higher buildings and live in higher grounds
because there was only a tiny little bit of
space. In conclusion Hong Kong used to be
a poor village till the British invaded.
Past
This is the brilliant Hong Kong in the
past. Hong Kong was once a minor shing
village and farmland for the Chinese which
is pretty hard to believe. The British came
to Hong Kong in 1841, they started
building homes, Gov. houses, hospitals, and
factories which in the 1950s the powerful
strong British started building high rises
which was helping Hong Kong to develop.
Also when the victorious British took over
tunnels were built to join Kowloon Island
to Hong Kong Island and also the New
Territories since their population was
growing. In conclusion, Hong Kong started
with a low city and started building as the
British came.
Present
Today in the magnicent Hong Kong, there
is a humongous population of around
7,122,508 people. There are a lot of
famous buildings in Hong Kong such as the
Victoria Peak Tower and Yuen Wong Tai
Sin Temple. Lastly, Hong Kong is one of
the most expensive cities today. In
conclusion Hong Kong is very modern today
thanks to the outstanding British.
Top 5 places to go to
The Peak
Victoria Harbor
Happy Valley
Disney Land
Kowloons Markets
Top 6-10 places to see
High Tea At The
Peninsula
Temple Street Night
Market
Outing Islands
New Territories
Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
Present Past
THE SORROW OF THE PAST AND THE JOY OF THE
PRESENT
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Hong Kong used to be an amazing
old colony after the wealthy Chinese
emperors invaded Hong Kong. First
some of the things that Hong Kong
had were ancient villages and
civilizations. Second the powerful
Chinese government strictly controlled
foreign trade. Then everything
changed when the Chinese dynastys
refused to import Opium, which
started the Opium war between the
Chinese and the British.
The British occupied Hong Kong on
Jan 14, 1841. The British defeated
China, and as a result ,Hong Kong
went to the British. This was
because the emperor Lin Zexu signed
a peace treaty with the British saying
they could hold a small island for 99
years. As a result, the city of Hong
Kong is now greatly infused with the
British culture. Some of the examples
of inuences are the famous English
landmarks such as Victoria Peak.
Hong Kong also followed the
educational system in England until
2009. Hong Kong now has different
political system to China. Overtime,
Hong Kong now has a mixture of
the traditions and cultures of both
British and Chinese.
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THE PAST ? THE PRESENT ?
Past which is
about 30 to 60 yrs
Present
THE PEOPLE TODAY IN THE LAND OF HONG KONG!
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People say they know
Hong Kong but do they
know the real story of
Hong Kong. The city of
Hong Kong was part of
the Qin Dynasty under
Imperial China in 214
BC. Prior to that, it
belonged to a large family
of non-Chinese called the
Baiyue tribes. Later on,
the British took over and
established the city of
Hong Kong in 1841 until
they gave it up to China
in 1997. It was located
near Japan, Singapore,
borderi ng t he Sout h
China Sea and China. It
was located in the center
of the greater Pearl River
delta. Hong Kong is the
best because of where it is
today.
With major businesses,
trading and industries,
Hong Kong is a very
p r o d u c t i v e a n d
ha r d wor k i ng pl a c e.
People came because it
was the center of trade,
commerce and was a
good l ocati on. Some
people in Hong Kong
work in a medical and
heal th care i ndustry,
l i g h t i n g i n d u s t r y,
footwear, and plastics.
S o me o f t h e ma i n
industries are medical
and health care industry,
textiles, rattan furniture
and watches and clocks.
Hong Kong is very good
when it comes to jobs
since theres a lot to
choose from.
! Hong Kong is a very
popular city to live in
today. Since its known for
many of its fast
growing businesses and its
many wonderful tourist
sites. It ranks on par with
cities like New York, Paris
and London. It has
political stability, and is
business friendly. It has
one of the most known
arc textures in the world.
Hong Kong has a large
diversity of people and it
a l s o h a s a l a r g e
population. As of July
2011, there are 7,122,508
people living in Hong
Kong. There are 95%
Chinese, 1.6% Filipino,
1.3% Indonesian and
2 . 1 % o t h e r s . T h e
religions in Hong Kong
are eclectic mixture of
local religions at 90% and
Christian at 10%. The
l anguages s poken i n
H o n g K o n g a r e
Mandarin, English, and
Cantonese. Hong Kong
o f f e r s a v a r i e t y o f
cultures, languages and
religion to its people.
THE PEOPLE TODAY
FACTS ABOUT THE PEOPLE
FUN FACTS
THE BRITISH RULED HONG KONG
WHICH WAS WHY THERE WERE LOTS
OF BRITISH BACK THEN BUT TODAY
THERE ARE ALOT OF DIFFERENT
NATIONALITIES
THE FACTS GET THEM RIGHT THEN SAY THEM RIGHT
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! ! ! ! ! Hong Kong
I lived in Hong Kong from the age of
6 yrs. to age 13 years. We lived in the
midlevel area, which is a very hilly area
with many residential buildings. Most of
the buildings at the time I was living were
not very high, but they were spacious. I
had studied in an English based school,
and there were many of them since Hong
Kong was under the British rule. British
culture to a certain degree was incorporated
into the country, making it a cosmopolitan
city. It was extremely active as many
businesses were ourishing English and
Cantonese were the two largely spoken
languages. Hong Kong had many high rises
built, which made the beautiful landscape
into a Concrete Jungle. Yet it was a
picturesque view, especially for tourists. We
would celebrate Chinese festivals, as well as,
some English holidays. I remember in 1984,
we would talk about Hong Kong being
handed over to China. Many people started
worrying and decided to leave, as they were
unsure of what would happen under
Chinese rule.
After the handover to China in 1997,
Hong Kong remained a cosmopolitan city,
and many more high rises came about,
through apartments became smaller. Roads
with English names became Chinese, and
there are more modernized buildings as one
would nd in Shanghai, China. More
importantly, you will nd more people from
Mainland China residing in Hong Kong. It
is still a very diverse city, as there are many
foreign multinational companies situated
there. It is considered as Asia business hub.
Selling Contract
Hong Kong used to be
an amazing old colony
after the wealthy
Chinese emperors
invaded the land from
native people called the
Baiyue Tribe. The
wealthy Chinese soon
had an immense war
against the British, all
because the Chinese did
not want to import a
drug that could save
MILLIONS. The
British soon won the
war and took a small
piece of land, which
was like China losing
their small tiny soccer
team. The island of
Hong Kong grew
bigger in population, as
it increased rapidly due
to the fast growing
businesses that spread
like wild re under the
British rule. This lasted
the whole 99 years the
British ruled Hong
Kong for. In the end
when the British left
Hong Kong and it was
given back to the
Chinese, it still
remained as a popular
business, as well as a
popular tourist site.
Hong Kong has been
proved to be more
better business wise,
and more modern then
majority of the Chinese
cities. You can still nd
remainders of the
British ruling in many
buildings as well as
tourist sights.
A Little News From Jessica M.
Hong Kong country map
Kowloon City map (part of Hong Kong)
Hong Kong side it is a part of Hong Kong it is a
side because there are 2 sides Kowloon, and
Hong Kong .
What You Need To
Know
My city is Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh is
the capital city of Cambodia, which is located
in Southeast Asia. The location of the actual
city is south of Cambodia, or 13N, 105E. Its
population is at around 2,009,264 people.
Phnom Penh (or Cambodia in general) is
fertile at land, and the only landform nearby
is the Mekong River. The average
temperature of Phnom Penh is 27.7C (82F)
due to Cambodia being near
the equator. The hottest
average is 35C (95F) in
April. The coolest average is
21C ( 70F) i n January.
There i s onl y rai n and
sunshine.
The citizens of Phnom Penh mostly
speak the local language, Khmer. Due to some
years ruled by the French, this language has
some French words. Khmer is similar to Thai
and Lao but Khmer is tonal (meaning the
same word can mean different things if you
change the sound of your voice). Although the
language is usually Khmer, some people in
Phnom Penh speak French and English.
The majority of Phnom Penh follow
Theravada Buddhism. This religion
originated from India. The religion teaches
that when a person dies, they become
reincarnated as another being (either a higher
or lower depending on karma, or how good
you have been in your past life).
The people of Phnom Penh greet others
by clasping their hands together (as if
praying) and bowing. The deeper the bow,
the more respect the person has for the
other. The older a persons age, the greater
level of respect they are given. As well as
this, it also matters on the persons social
status. Boys, at some point in their lives,
work at temples. Either as a servant or as a
monk. Death when one reaches old age is
celebrated because of their beliefs that that
person will be reborn as another, and they can
start their life anew.
The people of Phnom Penh celebrate
Bon Om Tuk, or the Water Festival. It begins
in late October or early November, around the
end of the rainy season. In this festival they
hold boat races and concerts, as they celebrate
the end of the rainy season. On October
22-34 it is Pchum Ben Day. On this day
Cambodians honor their ancestors by
providing food offerings. It is said that the
spirits of their ancestors roam the world on
this day. Khmer New Year Day is on April
14-16. Temples are visited frequently during
this time. National Independence Day is on
November 9. This day celebrates Cambodias
independence from France in 1953. The
French occupied for 90 years.
T h e
Independence
Monument was
built to celebrate
C a m b o d i a s
I n d e p e n d e n c e
from France. It
w a s b u i l t b y
a r c h i t e c t Va n n
Molyvann, and is patterned like a lotus
ower bud with multi-headed cobras (which is
similar to the design of the famous Angkor
Wat, the national landmark on the Cambodian
ag). Another landmark is Wat Phnom. This
landmark marks the founding place of Phnom
Penh. It is a hill with several shrines. People,
fortunetellers, etc. often come here. The
landmark gave the city its name because of
the name of the hill (Phnom) and its creator
(Penh).
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From Left to Right:
The Royal Palace,
Wat Phnom, and
The Independence
Monument

The Killing Fields

Royal Palace

Silver Pagoda

Wat Phnom

Independence Monument

Tuol Sleng Genocide


Museum

National Museum

Central Market

The Children of Basaac

Blazing Trails
THI NGS
NOT
T O
M I S S
Phnom Penh - Past and Present
! Did you know that Cambodia
was often at war with its powerful
neighboring countries? The Thais often
invaded Cambodia, and the Vietnamese
had just recently rebelled against the
C a m b o d i a n s f o r b e i n g
barbaric (earlier in history, the
Vietnamese aided the Cambodians in
wars). Because of these frequent wars
the King of Cambodia turned to the
noble French to help protect Cambodia
from the Vietnamese and Thais in the
1850s. After this, Cambodia became a
French colony from 1863 to 1953,
making it a 90 long occupation! Since
then, some French inuence is still left in
Cambodia today. French is now a
common language in Cambodia, spoken
by a few people as if the language was
always spoken there. The delicious
French baguette (a French bread) can
often be found all over Cambodia, and
some of the magnicent structures now
have a somewhat French style.
Some French words
have even made
its way to
t h e l o c a l
l a n g u a g e ,
Khmer, like how the
Chinese characters made its way to
Japanese characters. The inuence from
the French and the frequent wars from
Thailand and Vietnam have heavily
impacted the culture of Cambodia.
What Does It Look
Like?
Phnom Penh was never a big city until it became
the capital of Cambodia. Phnom Penh was originally
inhabited by the early Khmer people about 2000 years
ago (however it is not certain what the exact date of the
founding of Phnom Penh is). These rst inhabitants
lived a simple life by the river, and at the time the city
was called Chaktomuk. Phnom Penh was this simple
town until 1431, when the Thais captured the original
capital of Cambodia, Angkor. As fast as Phnom Penh
then became the capital. Phnom Penh is located at the
south of Cambodia, where the Tonle Sap and Mekong
River meet. This is important because it makes the city
easier to nd, and there is a larger access to water.
Because of the change in capital, Phnom Penh is now
one of the most popular cities in all of Cambodia
today.
"T h e p e o p l e o f
Phnom Penh enjoy their
lovely city. People usually
come to Phnom Penh to
experience its vivid culture
a n d l e a r n a b o u t i t s
interesting history. Being
the capital of Cambodia,
tourists like going to the
capital before going to the
other famous Cambodian
city, Siem Reap. Some of
t he popul at i on i s st i l l
engaged i n agri cul ture
related jobs. They grow
useful rice, rubber, corn,
vegetables, cashews, tapioca,
and silk. The other parts of
the population work in the
t o u r i s m , g a r m e n t ,
construction, rice milling, shing, wood and wood
product, rubber, cement, gem mining, textiles, and
business industries. There are not many big, local
businesses in Phnom Penh. But a few include Siem
Reap airways, Phnom Penh Commercial Bank,
Telecom Cambodia, etc. People choose to live in
Phnom Penh because it is a more peaceful place like
Kyoto and Switzerland, with an interesting culture.
There are more relaxing leisure activities to do and
several temples to visit. The city has a good amount of
schools, transportation, medical care, and technology.
As you can see, even people from other places enjoy the
city of Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh is full of people with different
religions, languages, and nationalities. Phnom Penh
actually has a population of about 2,009,264 people,
and the numbers are still growing rapidly everyday!
Since there are so many people, what are the most
popular religions, languages, and nationalities in
Phnom Penh? Well, 90% of the
inhabitants of Phnom
Penh are Khmer (The
local nationality), 5% are
Vi e t n a me s e , 1 % i s
Chinese, and 4% are
other nationalities. As of
1998, the majority of
r e s i d e n t s f o l l o w
Theravada Buddhi sm
( 9 6 . 4 %) , 2 . 1 % a r e
Muslim, 1.3% are other
religions, and 0.2% are
unspecied. The main
language spoken in the
city is Khmer (95%), but
some people also speak
French and English due to
the French colonization.
The population growth of
Location: 13N, 105E
Next to the Tonle Sap
and Mekong River
Phnom Penh After a Khmer
Rouge Bombing
Phnom Penh Now
Why Should I Go to Phnom Penh?
From Top to Bottom: Boeng Kak Lake at sunset,
and an early drawing of Phnom Penh from the
East.
I visited Phnom Penh about
ve years ago. Phnom Penh still
seemed like an old city to me, as if
it were still trying to catch up to the
21st century. Some of the buildings
still seemed colonial. However,
there were still a couple of newer
buildings. But, the city had a lot of
history there, especially since it was
war ravaged, so I understood why it
looked that way. Also, the buildings
were very beautiful in terms
architecture, so it was very nice to
look at. Phnom Penh was an
interesting place to visit.
! -Kristen Quintos
Phnom Penh, it was once
known as the Pearl of Asia for its
vivid culture and marvelous
architecture, making Phnom
Penh like a beautiful pearl itself.
People usually come to Phnom Penh to
experience its vivid culture and learn
about its interesting history like when
Cambodia became a French colony.
Since then, some French inuence is
still left in Cambodia today, changing
both the language and affecting the
architecture. Now Phnom Penh is
sprouting gleaming and glistening
buildings throughout the city, lighting
up the dark night sky. Phnom Penh is
full of people with different religions,
languages, and nationalities, making it
a very international and popular area
to visit. The people have turned this
simple riverside town to one of the
biggest, brightest, and most remarkable
cities in Cambodia, and like the several
other popular cities of the world, the
city is getting bigger everyday. Phnom
Penh is denitely a place worth visiting
if you are interested in history and
culture, Im sure you wont be
disappointed!
Phnom Penh - Population
Kristen Quintos Opinion
on Phnom Penh
! Phnom Penh was never a big city until it became the capital of Cambodia. Phnom
Penh was originally inhabited by the early Khmer people about 2000 years ago (however it is
not certain what the exact date of the founding of Phnom Penh is). These rst inhabitants
lived a simple life by the river, and at the time the city was called Chaktomuk. Phnom Penh
was this simple town until 1431, when the Thais captured the original capital of Cambodia,
Angkor. As fast as Phnom Penh then became the capital. Phnom Penh is located at the south
of Cambodia, where the Tonle Sap and Mekong River meet. This is important because it
makes the city easier to nd, and there is a larger access to water. Because of the change in
capital, Phnom Penh is now one of the most popular cities in all of Cambodia today.
!
! The people of Phnom Penh enjoy their lovely city. People usually come to Phnom
Penh to experience its vivid culture and learn about its interesting history. Being the capital of
Cambodia, tourists like going to the capital before going to the other famous Cambodian city,
Siem Reap. Some of the population is still engaged in agriculture related jobs. They grow
useful rice, rubber, corn, vegetables, cashews, tapioca, and silk. The other parts of the
population work in the tourism, garment, construction, rice milling, shing, wood and wood
product, rubber, cement, gem mining, textiles, and business industries. There are not many
big, local businesses in Phnom Penh. But a few include Siem Reap airways, Phnom Penh
Commercial Bank, Telecom Cambodia, etc. People choose to live in Phnom Penh because it is
a more peaceful place like Kyoto and Switzerland, with an interesting culture. There are more
relaxing leisure activities to do and several temples to visit. The city has a good amount of
schools, transportation, medical care, and technology. As you can see, even people from
other places enjoy the city of Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh is full of people with different religions, languages, and nationalities. Phnom Penh
actually has a population of about 2,009,264 people, and the numbers are still growing rapidly
everyday! Since there are so many people, what are the most popular religions, languages,
and nationalities in Phnom Penh? Well, 90% of the inhabitants of Phnom Penh are Khmer
(The local nationality), 5% are Vietnamese, 1% is Chinese, and 4% are other nationalities. As
of 1998, the majority of residents follow Theravada Buddhism (96.4%), 2.1% are Muslim, 1.3%
are other religions, and 0.2% are unspecied. The main language spoken in the city is Khmer
(95%), but some people also speak French and English due to the French colonization. The
population growth of the city during 2011 was 1.698%. Phnom Penh is a growing city and will
continue welcoming more and more people.
Come
To
Phnom
Penh!
March 6, 2012 ! ! ! !
Need to Know Facts
BANGKOK
Location:

Bangkok is in Thailand.

Thailand is in Asia.
Population:

The population of Bangkok is 11,971,000 people.

79.5% of the people in Bangkok are Thai, 12.1% are Chinese, and 7.14% are from other
places.

Thailands national language is Thai, but other commonly spoken languages are English,
Chinese, Malay, and Lao

Thailands national religion is Buddhism.

94% of the Thai people are Buddhist, but 3.9% are Muslims, and 1.18% are different
religions.
Climate:

The temperature in Bangkok ranges from 34% Celsius to 40% Celsius.


Symbols:

The symbols of Thailand are the elephant, and their national flag
Manners:

When you meet a Thai person is polite to join hands and bow your head.

The Thai people add the word pi in front of an elders name.

It is considered rude in Thailand to touch someone with your feet, or touch their head.
Holidays:

I Thailand are New Years Day, Chakri Memorial Day, Songkran festival, Coronation Day,
Royal Ploughing Ceremony, Farmers Day, Vesak, Asalha Puja, Vassa, HM Queens Birthday,
Chulalongkorn Day, and HM Kings Birthday.
Landmarks/Topography:

Some of the landmarks in Thailand are the Grand Palace, the Temple of Dawn, the Temple
of the Reclining Buddha, and Phucket Island.

The topography in Thailand consists of mountains, plains, plateaus, forests, and ridges
Thai Buddha
Thai Food
Tuk Tuk (Thai Taxi)
SongKran Festival
Bangkok is like a iainbow on a iainy
uay. You walk in to buists of sunlight,
elaboiate colois, anu beautiful, shiny
skysciapeis almost touching the sky. With
11,971,uuu lovely cheeiy faces welcoming you,
Bangkok is a numbei 1 choice foi a vacation oi
a place to stay. Bangkok was not always a big
city. In fact it useu to be a tiny maiket village,
but touay it is a magnificent city with gieat
sites anu beautiful sceneiy. With so many sites
to visit you'll nevei get boieu! Come visit the
gieatest city in the woilu, BANuK0K!
Visit Bangkok!
Elephant
March 6, 2012 ! ! ! !
Cause and Effect
!
Thai people who live in Bangkok are truly amazing.
Bangkok used to be a tiny market village, but today it
is a magnificent city with great sites and beautiful
scenery. Bangkok dates back to the early 15th centuries
when it was under the rule of Ayutthaya. Bangkok did
not become the capitol until the 21st of April 1781.
In the early 1970s Thailand had a war of drugs.
Highly addictive methamphetamine pills known as ya ba
which translates to crazy medicine was handed out
locally. The army was then sent out to arrest the black
marketers for selling illegal drugs. Methamphetamine has
spread to homes, schools, offices and factories
throughout the country. Many people who toke the drug
protested, and many were killed from an over dose of
drugs.
This affects us now because drugs can kill many
people and when they are too addictive it can lead to
the death of friends or family. In my opinion this war
was unnecessary because drugs arent as important as
your life. I hope that drugs wont take anymore lives.
Bangkok
! Country Map of Thailand! ! ! ! City Map of Bangkok
Thai Money
Traditional Thai Outts
Coordinates 13 54' 45N 100 36' 24E
15 00 N, 100 00 E
Thai Buddha
Bangkok
March 6, 2012 ! ! ! !
Thailand wasnt always populated.
Thai people who originally migrated from
Southwestern China came over a period of
centuries. In 1782 the first monarch of
the present Charki Dynasty founded the
city of Bangkok, which is located near
the Gulf of Thailand and the Chao Phraya
River. Thailand has grown at a
remarkable pace, and now occupies one of
the most incredible cities in the world
Bangkok!
There are many reasons people
come to Bangkok. Some people come to
Bangkok to find a job, but most people
come for tourism. Tourism in Bangkok is
very interesting. There are many
wonderful sites to see and museums to
visit. Tutoring is a big business in
Bangkok and other parts of Thailand, also
owning a hotel would be profitable
because of all the tourism. Banks are
found everywhere in Bangkok like the
Bangkok Bank banks do very well.
Bangkok isnt known for having open job
spaces because of the big population job
hunting can be hard. Some big companies
in Bangkok are CIMB Thai, KGI security,
Toyo Thai, Samart Telcoms, and Deves
Insurance. There are so many businesses
in Thailand you would count over 500,
but all are well maintained. Bangkok has
great businesses.
Bangkok has a wide range of
nationalities, and a humongous population.
11,971,000 people live in Bangkok. 79.5%
of the people in Thailand are Thai, 12.1%
Chinese, and 7.14% are other
nationalities. Thailands main religion id
Buddhism, but 3.9% are Muslim, 1.7% are
Confucianists, and 0.65% are Christians.
The languages in spoken in Thailand are
Thai, English, and Chinese. Thailand has
the 20th biggest population in the world.
Bangkok has accomplished so much in
just a little more than 100 years.
The Amazing
People of
Bangkok
Must See Sites
Grand Palace and
Wat Prakraw
China town
(Yaowarat)
Floating Market
Wat Arun (The
Temple of Dawn)
Wat Pho
Chao Phraya River
Chatuchak
Weekend Market
Khlong Tour
Foot Massage and
Fish Spa
High Tea by the
River
Dinner Cruise
The
Kings Palace
was my favorite
site. It was almost
unreal.
Nancy Matton
Floating Market
Kings Palace
Siam Bank
March 6, 2012 ! ! ! !
I loved our trip to Bangkok. The gold temples everywhere make it a interesting city. The
Thai people are very friendly and I love the food. My favorite site was the kings palace. It was
almost unreal. There was so much gold! Traffic however was horrendous. We went to the national
museum, rode elephants, took a boat through the city, and saw the traditional puppet show. The
night markets were my favorite, lots of bargains and lots of great food. Id go back to Bangkok
anytime.
Nancy Matton
Feb. 29, 2012
Anecdote
By: Nancy Matton
Bangkok; Before
and Today
Bangkok was not always a huge city. In
fact it used to be a small village on the coast of
the Gulf of Thailand, but in the last few decades it
has grown to be the 20
th
biggest city in the world.
In 1950 picture you notice that there are no
magnificent skyscrapers or humongous buildings. It
looks simply like a small out of date countryside
town. Also the population is bigger in 2009 because
there are more buildings where people can live.
There are things you cannot notice in the picture
but are different too. For example, there is more
pollution in 2009 because of the cars, electricity,
and other modern devices that pollute our world. I
think there have been some good and bad changes
in Bangkok.
1950
2009
Elephant Rides
Thai Dancers
Local Thai Market