ENTERTAINMENT   |   August 16, 2021

Top 10 Interesting Facts about Asia

Asia Interesting Facts

1. There is a building inspired by the Star Wars robot in Singapore.

Yes, you read that right. He is not just a nerd architect who likes to laugh. Named after his screen opponent,”Sand walker” seems to be equally ready to tremble and hunt for garbage robots on Tatooine’s beach.The building opened in 2013 and is now home to the Asian office of Lucasfilm Ltd., which is “the most advanced integrated residential animation office and ILM Singapore.” If you are a fan of “Star Wars”, this may be another important reason for studying in Singapore-you have the opportunity to witness the powerful Sand crawler with your own eyes!

2. There are more than 1,600 temples in Kyoto, Japan Do you want to study in Japan? Make sure to visit ancient Kyoto, which has been the imperial capital of the country for over a thousand years. Kyoto hasa population of 1.5 million andlives alongside the city’s many historical and heritage buildings.”Historic Sites of Ancient Kyoto”is a UNESCO World Heritage site,and the Kennin Templeis generallyconsidered the oldest temple. It was built in 1202 AD. and it is the last resting place of Eisai, who is believed to have been the monk who brought Zen Buddhism to Japan.

3. Hong Kong means “fragrant harbor”For anyone who has been to a modern city, this may be an even more surprising fact!

Hong Kong, from a colonial outpost to a busy port, and eventually becoming today’s global financial center, may have replaced the pleasant smell of the past with more industrial and modern urban scents… but it is still a study destination. popular with these people. He wants to study in Asia. With its unique history and culture, “Asian World Cities” ranked 5thin the world in the QS Best Student Cities Ranking 2015,the highest ranked city in Asia.

4. China produces 45 billion pairs of chopsticks every year

Well, there are many people in China, but it is still a considerable number! In addition to the country’s own chopstick manufacturing industry, some Chinese restaurants now import chopsticks made by American manufacturers.These sticks typically use lighter wood that does not require bleaching. When traveling to Asia, pay attention to the label on the chopsticks.Note that tapping the chopsticks on the side of the bowl is considered impolite, and pointing the chopsticks at rest at other diners is very rude.

5. South Korea has established a separate Valentine’s Day for singles

In many Western cultures, Valentine’s Day (February 14)is often dominated by couples exchanging gifts. But in Korea, the celebration is slightly different. February 14 is just one of the 12″days of love”that are celebrated on the 14th of each month. In South Korea, onValentine’s Day in February, women will present chocolates to men toshowtheir love.One month later, on March 14,people celebrated White Day, and traditionally men would return with another gift. Haven’t received the giftyet, don’t be afraid: youwillhaveone day too! April 14 is an unofficial holiday known as Black Day.It is a day when singles gather tocomplainabout a bowl of noodles with sauce. Black noodlesis the name of the day.

6. There are more than 150 volcanoes in Indonesia.

Indonesia is located on the edge of the PacificPlateandis known as the “Ring of Fire”.The country currently has 127 volcanoes active and it is easy to see how it got its name! The most active volcano in Indonesia is Mount Merapi on Java Island (pictured above). It usually erupts once every two to three years, andonce every ten years or so. Itis said that a particularly large eruption in 1006 caused the entire island to be coveredby volcanic ash.

7. Japan has produced 22 Nobel Prize winners, per capita more than any other Asian country!

Long before Yugawa Hideki won the country’s first Nobel Prize in 1949, Japan has enjoyed a proud reputation as a technological, cultural, and artistic power. Yukawa worked as a theoretical physicist at the Kyoto Imperial University. He won the Nobel Prize for his work on subatomic particles and won numerous awards in Japan and elsewhere, including the prestigious Lomonosov Gold Medal in 1964.

8. Southeast Asia is the hometown of the world’s largest flower.

How much do you know about Asian flowers?notmuch? Well, here is one thing toremember… Rafflesia, whichgrows on the forest floor of Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, blooms huge flowers up to one meter in diameter. Their unique shape and size have earned them an iconic status, and the Raffles Flower has been adopted as the official national flower of Indonesia.However,if you do come across one inthe adventure of studying abroad,pleasedon’t get too close! Rafflesia is commonly known as “corpseflower” or “smellylily”becauseof its appearance and the unpleasantsmellused to attract pollinating insects.

9….The smallest mammal in the world!

Western Thailand is home to pigkittybats, also known as bumblebee bats,and is considered by some tobe the smallest mammal in the world. These tiny bats give birth to ayoungeachyear andusually live as part of a group of about 100, usually in caves. Although in”threatened” status, the species was discovered in Myanmar in 2001, raising hopes for more colonies outside of Thailand, where the bats originated.

10. Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world

Finally, there is a list of surprising facts about Asia:Did you know that Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world after China, India and the United States?