10 most difficult Southeast Asia riddlesSoutheast Asia quiz
Aside from cattle, which animal provides most milk used by humans?
Water buffaloes provide 11% of the world's milk, which is much more than goats (2%, third place). Buffalo's milk contains higher levels of total solids, crude protein, fat than cow milk; it gives therefore more cheese, butter and other dairy products. The top buffalo milk producers are India and Pakistan.
Where do the largest among all crocodilians (crocodiles, alligators, caimans, gharials) live?
in Southeast Asia
in South Australia
in the Nile
The saltwater crocodile is the largest of all living reptiles, reaching up to 6.3 m and 1,360 kg. It may be found from Northern Australia to the eastern coast of India.
Where is the city known previously as Saigon?
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Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochin-china and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75.
What does the name Singapore mean?
City of Birds
City of Monkeys
City of Lions
City of Elephants
The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay word Singapura (lit. Lion City), hence the customary reference to the nation as the Lion City. Lions probably never lived there; the beast seen by Sang Nila Utama, who founded and named ancient Singapore, was most likely a tiger.
Where is the Kwai river?
River Kwai in Thailand today, but there was no such river when the "bridge on the River Kwai" was created. The movie tells a fictional story, and the film crew built a wooden bridge on the Mae Klong river. This part of the river was then renamed Khwae Yai to bring geographical fact more in line with the movie.
The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the largest living species of lizard. Where is its natural habitat?
While a few Komodo Dragons live in zoos, the lizard's native habitat is the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Flores, Padar and some of the Lesser Sunda islands.
In which country is Javanese the official language?
With 82 million native speakers (more than French) Javanese is the largest language without an official status anywhere (and thus the largest minority language in the world), despite being used throughout Southeast Asia and Suriname.
This photo of the totally destroyed city was taken in May 1945. Which city was that?
The one-month Battle of Manila was the scene of the worst urban fighting in the Pacific theater. It culminated in total devastation of the city and a bloodbath often compared to Stalingrad. Manila was listed as the second most devastated capital city of WW2, after Warsaw.
What is the only country in Southeast Asia that was never colonized?
For the past four centuries, Thai rulers exploited the rivalry between French Indochina and the British Empire, keeping Thailand as a buffer state between parts of Southeast Asia that were colonized by these two powers.