Test your geography knowledge | S. E. Asia

Photos by Brandon Smith and Kiva Fellows, Katie Kerr, Kari Derenzi and Krittika Kaewmamuang.

1. The best way to travel around Cambodia is by _____, officially known as remorque-moto.

A. Jeepney
B. Tuk-tuk
C. Junk
D. Songthaew

2. The importance of rice in this country’s culture is evidenced by their reverence of rice goddess Dewi Sri.

A. China
B. India
C. Indonesia
D. Malaysia

3. Vietnam’s traditional dress (featured in this photo) is called _____?

A. áo dài
B. kimono
C. lengha
D. sarong

4. What makes the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, also known as the Ubud Monkey Forest, sacred?

A. The waters sparkle.
B. It is home to 3 Hindu temples.
C. The monkeys talk.
D. The forest grants wishes to tourists.

5. Thanaka cream has been used by Burmese women for over 2,000 years. Its purpose is:

A. To protect from the sun.
B. To create attractive designs.
C. To remove acne & smooth skin.
D. All of the above.


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Crystal Chandy

Crystal holds a BSc in Finance and Marketing from New York University and recently obtained her Master’s from the London School of Economics and National University of Singapore.  She spent six years in project and financial management in the private sector. She then spent time teaching English in Chile and building shallow irrigation wells in Malawi. Crystal is excited to intern with Kiva and apply her background and skills to affecting positive change. She also enjoys traveling, hiking and great meals.