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Formalités douanières

•    Informez-vous dès que possible auprès de l’ambassade de votre pays de destination sur les conditions d’entrée et de séjour (documents d’identité exigés, conditions de visa pour passeports ordinaires et provisoires/passeports d’urgence), ainsi que sur les prescriptions régissant l’importation et l’exportation d’animaux, d’appareils électroniques, d’antiquités, d’objets du patrimoine culturel, etc. Vérifiez également si le visa correspond à la durée de séjour demandée.
•    Dans de nombreux pays, les mineurs voyageant seuls ou accompagnés d’un seul parent ont besoin d’une autorisation spéciale des parents ou du parent non accompagnant. L’ambassade du pays de destination fournit les renseignements nécessaires.
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Vietnam

Superficie : 331212km2

Population : 94’348’000

Capitale : Hanoï

Langue : vietnamien

Nature du pays : république

Monnaie : Dong (VND)

VIETNAM : indicatif 0084

Overview: The easiest way to obtain local currency is through ATMs, which are found throughout Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. If you need to change currency, you’ll get the best rates at gold stores along Hang Gai Street in Hanoi. Banks and better hotels also offer exchange services (but the rates won’t be as favorable). Avoid changing money on the street. Credit cards can be used in most locations, but travelers’ checks are only accepted at banks.

Passport/Visa U.S.: Passports and visas are needed by citizens of Canada, Europe, and the U.S. When leaving, expect to pay a US$14 departure tax at the airport and make sure you still have the yellow customs declaration form that was given to you when you arrived in the country. Reconfirm travel document requirements with your carrier before departure.

Population: 83,245,175 / Religion: Buddhist, Christian (Roman Catholic), Taoist. / Voltage Requirements: 220 volts

Telephone Codes: 84, country code; 4, Hanoi city code; 8, Ho Chi Minh City code / Time Zone: 7 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (+7 GMT). Daylight Saving Time is not observed

Tipping Overview: Tipping is a relatively new thing in Vietnam, and to date, it’s more commonly seen in the southern part of the country. Gratuities usually aren’t necessary in inexpensive restaurants, but upscale places will often tack on a 5% service charge. Tips for taxi drivers are purely optional (and most appreciated, however small).

Un très professionnel TOUR OPERATOR : THREELAND TRAVEL dba GRAY LINE VIETNAM  Package Tours and Travel Services in Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos
Head Office : 125 Hong Ha Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam | Tel :  +84-4-3926-2056 | Fax : +84-4-3926-2058 | Cellphone : +84-9130-11745 | Email : contact@threeland.com | Skype : threeland_ha | Website : www.threeland.com | * Working time: 08.30 – 17.30 (GMT+7), Monday to Friday.  Threeland has provided travel services with the wide ranges of Vietnam travel deals including seat-in-coach tours, Vietnam free & easy packages, module tours, short vacations, Vietnam adventures. Threeland is a fully licensed international tour operator approved by VNAT ( Vietnam National Administration of Tourism ) with License No 0561/2006/TCDL-GP-LHQT . This license is a certification of Threeland’s bond at an approved bank to guarantee financial security in respect of customers’ advanced payments as well as the quality of travel services. Clients should check with VNAT ( a governmental office of tourism of Vietnam) or Hanoi Administration of tourism (a governmental office of tourism of Hanoi ) to see our reliability . Please take a look at the copy of our license . THREELAND TRAVEL, Headquarters and Sales Office 125 Hong Ha Street , Ba Dinh District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Tel: +844 3926 2056 Fax: +844 3926 2058 email:   contact@threeland.com THREELAND TRAVEL, American Sales Office, US and Canada. 7211 16th Ave. , Brooklyn, New York, 11204, USA . Toll-free number: 1-800-618-9829. Email: sales@threeland.com /THREELAND TRAVEL, CAMBODIA office 139 Eo, Monivong Blvd., Phnompenh, Cambodia. Tel: +855 2312 883222 / THREELAND TRAVEL, Laos office 88/07 Ban Phonpheng, Phouvao Road, Luang Prabang, Laos PDR Tel: +856 71 252400 / THREELAND TRAVEL, Laos office 88/07 Ban Phonpheng, Phouvao Road, Luang Prabang, Laos PDR Tel: +856 71 252400

AUTRE TOUR OPERATEUR : Discovery Indochina Discovery Indochina Co.,Ltd 63A Cuabac str., Hanoi, Vietnam Tel: (+ 844 ) 37 164 132, Fax: (+ 844 ) 37 164 133 Email: info@ discoveryindochina .com dzung@discoveryindochina.com, Strung on a network of rivers between the mountains and the sea, Vietnam is a landscape of moody alpine fogs hovering over thatch-roofed villages nestled in forests of rain. Vast expanses of reflective paddy fields posturing rice stands through which gentle breezes eddy. Lacework deltas fretted with canals carrying fertile mud recently arrived from China, and boiling white beaches guarded by island sentinels. Discovery Indochina is a leading local tour operator offering great service and good value for money products. Since the beginning the company has established good working relationships with local suppliers, transportation agents, hotels across the region we are in good position to have best offer from them. This enable us to meet the increasing demand of travelers at the most competitive rates and the highest ethical standards. At Discovery Indochina we commit to provide fine quality of service in any aspect of our products. We consolidates our position in the travel industry with a comprehensive range of programs and our friendly environment operation reinforces our commitment to the sustainable development. Placed amongst a mosaic of lakes, Hanoi, the capital, still retains the red-tile-roofed French provincial ambience of years gone by amidst the surging urbane energy of a modern metropolis fused to a thousand-year history of Chinese cultural influence. A city to stroll in, to gawk at its market offerings, munch tropical fruits, sip delicate teas, Hanoi also has places to ponder ancient verities: the Temple of Literature, the One-Pillar Pagoda, the Lake of the Restored Sword.Saigon, on the other hand, commercial hub of the south spun along mangrove riverbanks, threatens to become a financial lightning rod. Once an Asian Venice, its main thoroughfares are now boulevards of filled-in canals wiring between traffic rotaries to form interconnected molecules of enterprise.

UN AUTRE TOUR OPERATEUR, (non recommandé par certains guides, mais nous avons eu un contact facile et correct) : TheSinhTourist Saigon Sầm Diễm Mi – Sale Department (Formerly well-known as Sinh Cafe) 246-248 De Tham St. , District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Tel       : +84 8 38389597 Ext: 204 – Fax: +84 8 38369322 Cell      : 0942178698 / IM: samdiemmi@yahoo.com.vn Email   : misd@thesinhtourist.vn ; info@thesinhtourist.vn website: www.thesinhtourist.vn

ET POUR LA PLONGEE : RAINBOW DIVERS, Nha Trang, Saigon, Phu Quoc, Hoi An & Whale Island, The longest established PADI divecentres in Vietnam, The only PADI CDC, IDCs & NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC dive centres in Vietnam Tel: 0084-58-3524351 , Mobile (24 hrs): 0084-(0)937364126, www.divevietnam.com www.prodive-vietnam.com www.dive-instructors-in-asia.com chris@divevietnam.com ; cjephgrave@hotmail.co.uk General Manager PADI IDC Staff Instructor #490229

Hanoi :

    Petit Hotel de base bien situé : Cinnamon hotel, hanoi, info@cinnamonhotel.net ; www.cinnamonhotel.com
    Un peu plus classe May de Ville Hôtel, pham thu nga, fom@maydeville.com ; www.maydeville.com

Au sud de Hanoi, Hué :

– Thai Binh Hotel 1 Add: 6/34(10/9 old add), Nguyen Tri Phuong St., Hue City Tel: (84.054)3 827563 ou 61 Fax: (84.054)3 832867 Email: info@thaibinhhotel-hue.com Designed by VietNet Thai Binh Hotel 2 Ms Lien (très sympathique et serviable) sales@thaibinhhotel-hue.com Add: 02 Luong The Vinh st., Hue City Tel: (84.054) 3827561 Fax: (84.054) 3827560 Email: sales@thaibinhhotel-hue.com

– Villa Bella Garden 15/131, rue Tran PhuTel : +84 (0)54.3833024; (0)54.2211380 Mobile :+84 (0)913.417.825
e-mail : tvhoang4@hotmail.com Monsieur Hoang vient d’ouvrir une villa pour les touristes et c’est un spécialiste dans le domaine qui parle très bien français ” Bella Garden”, Située dans un beau jardin en ville,et entourrée d’une espace très aérée, sa villa a seulement 6 chambres, avec bibliothèque, internet gratuit et restaurent, consacrées aux touristes réservant tôt, soit par Email. soit par téléphone.- Ma nouvelle villa touristique “BELLA GARDEN”, à` 15/131 rue Tran Phu, Hue (à 2km. du grand hôtel MORIN, centre ville, 20 minutes à pied)table:Les grandes chambres (un grand lit et un moyen lit+un lit supplémentaire (3 à 4 personnes peuvent y dormir): 30 – 40usd, y compris le petit déjeuner, très confortables et calmes, avec air conditionné, toilettes à l’intérieur, bassin et douche, eau chaude, téléphone, télévision cable,WIFI , frigidaire, balcon, fenêtre, donnant sur un beau panorama caractérisé par montagnes, villages. Les chambres doubles, moins grandes, mêmes conforts avec balcon, fenêtre:  25usd. Les chambres à 15usd+petit déjeuner, avec  fenêtre, mais sans balcon et frigo.  (à lire le chapitre des guides francophones et des hôtels  dans le Routard 2007, 2008,2009,2010). Veuillez nous dire le prix de votre préférence, on réserve pour vous  une ou des chambres convenables. L ’aéroport, 16km de Hué: vous payez 9usd le transfert ou par leur voiture privée ou 12usd./minibus pour le transfert.Nous avons aussi des services comme guide francophone: 25usd demie-journée/cité impériale de Hué pour M.Hoang qui vous explique tout, voit tout et on peut lui poser n’importe quelle question qui vous intéresse. Un autre guide professionnel : 30usd/jour entier. La croisière en bateau dragon pour visiter des pagodes et des tombeaux royaux  (bateau collectif:7usd/personne y compris le guide parlant l’Anglais, déjeuner, voiture; bateau individuel: 20usd./groupe), DMZ tour, réservation du bus (Hué à HoiAn: 5.50usd/personne y compris le transfert), du train, du vol; moto et vélo à louer. Chez-moi, on peut payer en EURO, en USD ou en VND, selon le cours d’échange de la banque nationale du jour. Tran van Hoang

– Loger bien plus classe : Pilgrimage Village, Hue Boutique resort & Spa Le Thi Da Lam/ Ms. Director of Business Development * Member of Small Luxury Hotels of the Word * Vedana Spa at Pilgrimage Village  – Spa Design of the Year 2008 – Asia Spa Awards. * Best Hotel, Vietnam – Asia Pacific Commercial Property Award 2009 * The Architecture Award, Vietnam – Asia Pacific Commercial Property Award 2009 A:  130 Minh Mang road, Hue, Vietnam T:  + (84 54) 3 885 461 F:  + (84 54) 3 887 057 E:  www.pilgrimagevillage.com      www.vedanaresorts.com

Hué, guide privé (parle français et anglais) : Hong Thang¸hué,vu ngoe thang, dir. hongthanghotel@phuloc.com.vn; www.phuloc.com.vn; www.hongthanghotel.vn Hung duy Nguyen +84905155697 nd-hung@hotmail.com

Danang :

    A visiter, pas besoin d’y séjourner : Danang museum of cham sculpture, danang, www.chamuseum.danang.vn

Vous pouvez aussi loger pour presque rien dans le pays : centralbackpackershanoi@gmail.com Hanoi Backpackers Search hanoibackpackers Find hanoibackpackers.

ET PLUS AU SUD POUR LES PLONGEES à PHU QUOC : cassiacottage@cassiacottage.com

Thailand

Superficie : 514’000km2

Population : 66’720’000

Capitale : Bangkok

Langue : Thaï

Nature du pays : Monarchie constitutionnelle

Monnaie : Baht (THB)

Dans les plaines centrales s’étendent des rizières luxuriantes.Les Contreforts himalayens couronnent le nord du pays, couvert de forêts (exploitation du teck) et de plantations de thé, (une altitude moyenne de 1700m.).

En chiffres :

Superficie                                                           près de 510’000 km2
Population                                                          plus de 56 millions d’habitants
Densité                                                               env. 110 hab./km2
Périmètre frontière :                                           3 700 km
Pays frontières :                                                 Cambodge, Laos, Birmanie, Malaisie.
Altitude maximale                                             Inthanon (2 590 m)

A savoir :

Capitale : Bangkok
Nature du régimes : monarchie constitutionnelle.
Religion : Boudhisme (plus de 90%)
Peuple : Les Thaïs, peuple originaire du Yunnan

Ressources :
Ressources minières (étain, tungstène). Industries textile, sucrière. Tourisme.
Cultures : riz, coton, fruits tropicaux. Forêt  (teck).
Élevage : bovins (buffles). Pêche.

Climat :

Tropical humide. Saison « fraîche » de novembre à février, saison chaude de mars à mai, saison des pluies de juin à octobre. Températures moyennes à Bangkok : 20°C à 32°C en janvier, de 24°C à 32°C en août.

Malaysia

Superficie : 329’750km2

Population  : 30’417’000~

Capitale : Kuala Lumpur

Langue : malais

Nature du pays  :monarchie

Monnaie : Ringgit

Salon professionnel de plongée à Kuala Lumpur et autres organisations dans la ville, mais aussi Tour Operator : Asiaevent exsc sdn bhd, Ness puvanes, dir, kuala lumpur, ness@mide.com.my ; ness@asiaevents.com.my ; www.mide.com.my ; www.asiaevents.com.my

TOURISME MALAYSIA / ISMI IZAD IHSAN / Tourism Officer / Research & Industry Development Division / +6016 9398104 / Malaysia Toursim Promotion Board / (Ministry Of Tourism, Malaysia) 19 th Floor, Menera dato’Onn / Puta World Trade Center ( PWTC) / 45, Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur / Tel : +60326158188 D/L: +60326148787 / Fax : +60340425135 E-Mail : ismiizad@tourism.gov.my / Website : www.tourismmalaysia.gov.my

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Borneo Divers & Sea Sports (Sabah) Sdn Bhd (124642-M) (KKKP 1510) 9th Floor, Menara Jubili, 53 Jalan Gaya, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah,
www.borneodivers.info more info BornéoDivers in Mabul-Sipadan

Clement Lee, Borneo Divers, 9th Floor, Menara Jubili, 53, Jalan Gaya, 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.  Tel : (60) 88222226( 5 Lines ), 221340 Fax: (60) 221550 Cell: (60) 128039989 (60)138819989 Skype: clementlee1952  /Postal address : Locked bag 194, 88999 Kota Kinabalu, sabah , Malaysia , Email clement@borneodivers.info / nylee@pc.jaring.my

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Kuala Lumpur Hotel Anpang un peu en dehors de la ville mais quand-même super bon rapport qualité prix et le staff très sympathique (5*) : De Palma Anpang, ask for Michelle Koh, Office of Datuk Mohd Ilyas Zainol Abidin Tel : 603-42707070 Ext 1202 Fax : 603-42701597 Email : dpmichelle@po.jaring.my roomsdivision@depalmahotel.com ; www.depalmahotel.com ;

Kuala Lumpur Hotel Seri Pacific Hôtel (Bien centré, 5*), Mr Zakariya musa, dir. Sales/mktg, kuala lumpur, zakariya@seripacific.com ; www.seripacific.com ; muhammad fadzli hj adanan, night mgr., resv@seripacific.com ; www.seripacific.com Seri Pacific Hotel, Jalan Putra, tel +60340494405 or +60340425555 fax +60340435253, + 60196113031 email zakariya@seripacific.com , www.seripacific.com , one of the gret hotels of the world, Managing , Seri Pacific is strategically located in the vibrant heart of the city. Just a 2-minute walk from Putra World Tade Centre and 3 minutes to the Light Rail Transit.

K.L. 5* IMPIANA KLCC HOTEL & SPA – 13 Jalan Pinang – 50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Tel: 60 3 2147 1111-Fax: 60 3 2147 1100 – Email: conmgrimpianaklcc@impiana.com – Website: www.impiana.com From Impiana KLCC (Airport) Hotel & Spa : There are several ways to come to our hotel – From KLIA, there is ERL(Train) that will take you directly to Sentral Station and only takes 28 minutes to reach. The cost per ticket per person is RM35.00 From Sentral you may take a taxi to Impiana KLCC which would cost RM15.00 approx. Alternatively, you can take the airport limo / taxi (LCCT) by buying a coupon for the taxi. It can cost from RM70.00 – RM120.00 based on the type of car and the coach RM09:00 only.

K.L. 5* Hotel Renaissance infoasia@mandaraspa.com , www.mandaraspa.com Hotel Renai Kl= Corner of Jalan Sultan Ismail& Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur. Tel +60321622233 fax +60321631122, MandaraSpaRKLH@mandaraspa.com et c-est Vina qui est responsable du spa.. avait pu rester a cet hotel grace au TO a singapoure

BEAUCOUP DE CHOSES A VOIR .. MAIS UNE VISITE QUE VOUS NE DEVEZ PAS MANQUER A KUALA LUMPUR : LE “BIRD” PARK www.klbirdpark.com

A wonder world of birds and a tropical paradise not be missed by all. Located in the serene and scenic famous Lake Gardens, the KL Bird park is also well known as “Free-flight Walk-in Aviary”, offers a 20.9 acres of verdant valley terrain to be explored!! Safari Bird Park & Wonderland , www.klbirdpark.com adress : 920 jalan Cenderawasih, Taman Tasik Perdana, 50480 KL, tel + 603 22721010 mobile de Jason Chan marketing and promotions = +6016 2068398 fax +603 22735428, jason@klbirdpark.com += Worlds largest free-flight walk-in aviary with daily bird feeding activities & bird show

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Plane-Flight information : Malaysia Airlines : Time table / Asean Pass from Malaysia Airlines some info / Baggage information Malaysia Airlines

Air Asia – A really low cost / Insurance really not expensive : Air Asia ReturnTrip Air Asia One Way , un problème ? : airasia lcc terminal, Mr Mariapan Muthiayah, guest services, mariapanmuthiayah@airasia.com; (Mariapan adore le chocolat Suisse…)

Un problème avec Garuda (Co Indonésienne) Garuda indonesia, Oemar Rhyana, station mgr, kuala lumpur int. Airport, oemar_rhyana@garuda-indonesia.com; rhyana.oemar41@gmail.com; www.garuda-indonesia.com

Autres hôtels en vrac :

    Ri-Yaz Heritage resort & spa, pulau duyong, Kuala Terengganu, hotline@ri-yazheritage.com.my; www.ri-yazheritage.com
    Une superbe adresse Petite chambre et basique mais tout ce qu’il vous faut, situé à une centaine de mètre du low cost Airport : Tune hotels www.TuneHotels.com, toujours complet soit réserver des mois à l’avance , +603 79625888 or +603 87872840 fax=+603 87872841 at Klia-Lcct Airport/ every 15 mins. To 30 mins, pick up point 24h. From pick up point at opposite Domestic arrivals exit point Cost 1RM=env.0,30usd.
    The Frangipani Langkawi resort & spa, Langkawi, rsvn@frangipanilangkawi.com; www.frangipanilangkawi.com
    Belum Rainforest resort, azrina muslin, asst. Dir. Sales/mktg., sales@belumresort.com; www.belumresort.com
    MK land Hotels & resorts rsvp@langkawilagoonresort.com www.langkawilagoonresort.com ayda@langkawilagoonresort.com
    Ritz-Carlton, 168 Jalan Imbi, 55100 KL, phone +603 21428000 fax +603 27118080 www.ritzcarlton.com.my , très belles piscines et spa

Votre spécialiste du massage privé à domicile (se déplace à votre hôtel) Fa 0163923049 masseur privé (du Mianmar) le spécialiste du drainage, de toute sorte de massage

Lounge Vip à l’aéroport de Kuala Lumpur (K.L) , rien de tel pour se relaxer avant votre vol internationnal : Plaza Premium lounge, suzana sakrani, cust.serv. mgr, kuala lumpur int. airport, suzana@plaza-network.com; www.plaza-network.com
Thai Pusam at Batu Caves, Malaysia some info

Les évènements en Asie, les salons proffessionnels de plongée et autres : une bonne connaissance très pro.: Ness info@mide.com.my info@asiaevents.com.my, AsiaEvents Exsic Sdn. Bhd (AEE) was incorporated as a private limited Company in Malaysia on 1stNovember, 2000. AEE is a planning, consulting, design and organising company, specialising in Events & Exhibitions, Big Tents & Canopy rental or sale, General merchants (import & export) for products & merchandise of all kinds and descriptions, Creative Work & Design, Advertising, Project Management, Radio / T.V. Commercial & Production, Film Scoring / Video / Multi Media Presentation, Rental or Sale of professional Sounds and Lighting Equipment/System & other Outdoor Equipment, Local & International Concerts, Events Promoter /Organiser, Consultants for Family Day / Annual Dinner / Treasure Hunt, Seminar / Conference, Press Conference, Product Launch and Public Relations. The Company is based at 50-1, Jalan Kuchai Maju 6, Kuchai Business Park, Off Jalan Kuchai Lama, 58200 Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

DIVING : Malaysia is fast becoming one of the leading dive destinations of the world with one of the richest marine environments in the Indo-Pacific Basin. The incredible bio-diversity of marine life, coupled with beautiful islands, white sandy beaches and clear warm waters, keeps divers coming back time and time again. Top dive sites around Malaysia include diverse underwater geography such as sloping reefs, coral blocks, wall dives, deep dives, drift dives and wreck dives. A dip below the warm sea’s surface guarantees you an astounding experience, with a concentration of vibrant and exotic marine life rarely rivalled anywhere else in the world. From schooling Hammerhead Sharks, to huge schools of barracudas and various species of turtles, to the bizarre Frogfish and Ghost Pipefish, there is always something fascinating awaiting you. It’s no exaggeration to say that almost every time a marine bio-diversity survey is conducted in Malaysia’s tropical seas, the species list increases!

MALAYSIA INFORMATION :

Multiculturalism has not only made Malaysia a gastronomical paradise, it has also made Malaysia home to hundreds of colourful festivals. It’s no wonder that we love celebrating and socialising. As a people, Malaysians are very laid back, warm and friendly.

Geographically, Malaysia is as diverse as its culture. There are two parts to the country, 11 states in the peninsula of Malaysia and two states on the northern part of Borneo. Cool hideaways are found in the highlands that roll down to warm, sandy beaches and rich, humid mangroves.

One of Malaysia’s key attractions is its extreme contrasts. Towering skyscrapers look down upon wooden houses built on stilts, and five-star hotels sit several metres away from ancient reefs.

For the perfect holiday full of surprises, eclectic cultures and natural wonders, the time is now, the place is Malaysia.

* Further information on the country can also be obtained from the Malaysian government’s official portal, www.malaysia.gov.my .

People

Having had an interesting past and being a part of the international spice route many hundreds of years ago, Malaysia has turned into a mosaic of cultures. Everything from its people to its architecture reflect a colourful heritage and an amalgamated culture. To understand Malaysian culture, you must first get to know its people.

DISCOVER A LAND OF INTRIGUING DIVERSITY

Malays, Chinese, Indians and many other ethnic groups have lived together in Malaysia for generations. All these cultures have influenced each other, creating a truly Malaysian culture.

The largest ethnic groups in Malaysia are the Malays, Chinese and Indians. In Sabah and Sarawak, there are a myriad of indigenous ethnic groups with their own unique culture and heritage.

MALAY
Today, the Malays, Malaysia’s largest ethnic group, make up more than 50% of the population. In Malaysia, the term Malay refers to a person who practices Islam and Malay traditions, speaks the Malay language and whose ancestors are Malays. Their conversion to Islam from Hinduism and Theravada Buddhism began in the 1400s, largely influenced by the decision of the royal court of Melaka. The Malays are known for their gentle mannerisms and rich arts heritage.

CHINESE
The second largest ethnic group, the Malaysian Chinese form about 25% of the population. Mostly descendants of Chinese immigrants during the 19th century, the Chinese are known for their diligence and keen business sense. The three sub-groups who speak a different dialect of the Chinese language are the Hokkien who live predominantly on the northern island of Penang; the Cantonese who live predominantly in the capital city Kuala Lumpur; and the Mandarin-speaking group who live predominantly in the southern state of Johor.

INDIAN
The smallest of three main ethnic groups, the Malaysian Indians form about 10% of the population. Most are descendants of Tamil-speaking South Indian immigrants who came to the country during the British colonial rule. Lured by the prospect of breaking out of the Indian caste system, they came to Malaysia to build a better life. Predominantly Hindus, they brought with them their colourful culture such as ornate temples, spicy cuisine and exquisite sarees.

INDIGENOUS ETHNIC GROUPS

Orang Asli
Orang Asli is a general term used for any indigenous groups that are found in Peninsular Malaysia. They are divided into three main tribal groups: Negrito, Senoi and Proto-Malay. The Negrito usually live in the north, the Senoi in the middle and the Proto-Malay in the south. Each group or sub-group has its own language and culture. Some are fishermen, some farmers and some are semi-nomadic.

SARAWAK

Collectively known as the Dayaks, the Iban, Bidayuh and Orang Ulu are the major ethnic groups in the state of Sarawak. Dayak, which means upstream or inland, is used as a blanket term by the Islamic coastal population for over 200 tribal groups. Typically, they live in longhouses, traditional community homes that can house 20 to 100 families.

Iban
The largest of Sarawak’s ethnic groups, the Ibans form 30% of the state’s population. Sometimes erroneously referred to as the Sea Dayaks because of their skill with boats, they are actually an upriver tribe from the heart of Kalimantan. In the past, they were a fearsome warrior race renowned for headhunting and piracy. Traditionally, they worship a triumvirate of gods under the authority of Singalang Burung, the bird-god of war. Although now mostly Christians, many traditional customs are still practised.

Bidayuh
Peace-loving and easy-going, the gentle Bidayuh of Sarawak are famous for their hospitality and tuak or rice wine. Making their homes in Sarawak’s mountainous regions, they are mostly farmers and hunters. In their past headhunting days, their prized skulls were stored in a ‘baruk’ a roundhouse that rises about 1.5 metres above the ground. Originally animists, now most of them have converted to Christianity.

Orang Ulu
Also known as upriver tribes of Sarawak. Forming roughly 5.5% of Sarawak’s population, there are over 100,000 different Orang Ulu tribes. Arguably Borneo’s most artistic people, their large longhouses are ornately decorated with murals and superb woodcarvings; their utensils are embellished with intricate beadwork; and aristocratic ladies cover their bodies with finely detailed tattoos.

SABAH

The largest indigenous ethnic groups of Sabah’s population are the Kadazan Dusun, the Bajau and the Murut.

Kadazan Dusun
The largest ethnic group of Sabah, the Kadazan Dusuns form about 30% of the state’s population. Actually consisting of two tribes; the Kadazan and the Dusun, they were grouped together as they both share the same language and culture. However, the Kadazan are mainly inhabitants of flat valley deltas, which are conducive to paddy field farming, while the Dusun traditionally lived in the hilly and mountainous regions of interior Sabah.

Bajau
The second largest ethnic group in Sabah, the Bajaus make up about 15% of the state’s population. Historically a nomadic sea-faring people that worshipped the Omboh Dilaut or God of the Sea, they are sometimes referred to as the Sea Gypsies. Those who chose to leave their sea-faring ways became farmers and cattle-breeders. These land Bajaus are nicknamed ‘Cowboys of the East’ in tribute to their impressive equestrian skills, which are publicly displayed in the annual Tamu Besar festival at Kota Belud.

Murut
The third largest ethnic group in Sabah the Muruts make up about 3% of the state’s population. Traditionally inhabiting the northern inland regions of Borneo, they were the last of Sabah’s ethnic groups to renounce headhunting. Now, they are mostly shifting cultivators of hill paddy and tapioca, supplementing their diet with blowpipe hunting and fishing. Like most indigenous tribes in Sabah, their traditional clothing is decorated with distinctive beadwork

South Korea

Superficie : 99’274km2

Population : 48’955’000~

Capitale : Séoul

Langue : Coréen

Nature du pays : république

Monnaie : Won (KRW)

Hotels at “Seoul” Incheon airport (so about 1hour from Seoul):

Incheon International Airport :
“The Third Best Airport of the World” is a recent recognition for the incheon International Airport by a famous travel and business magazine. As one of the world’s most advanced airports to meet the aviation demands of 21st century, Incheon will make continuous efforts to provide you with enjoyable sightseeing ventures within its vicinity.

Hotel Grand Incheon Airport (8 mins from Hotel Grand Incheon Airport) Hotel proche de l’aéroport, chambre assez spacieuse, ne soyez pas surpris par les dentifrices (gros tubes ouverts) en prêt dans chaque chambre qui laissent à penser que l’un des employés vient de quitter la chambre! C’est juste un service que l’hôtel vous rend. De même pour les nombreux produits de beauté (crème, parfum..). Hotel un peu spécial, mais aux allentours de l’aéroport, on ne trouve pas vraiment mieux. Kenny l’un des manager parle courement l’anglais

YOU CAN VISIT THEIR NICE WEBSITE ON : http://www.hotelgrandincheon.com – zakenny@yahoo.co.kr – TEL : +82327471010

Incheon International Airport another hotel ” Not a really good adress, specially if you did not understand that you have to check your luggage before going to this hotel inside the airport!!, they will not really help you if you’re out, late with your lugage and wont to go in your room reserved!! You really need to check your lugage (généraly after 6 am and before 8pm) and has to be about 12hours max. before your departure!!

YOU CAN VISIT THEIR WEBSITE ON : http://www.airgardenhotel.com/english.htm

Rooms are operated under a six-hour block rate system for travelers to enjoy a short rest. Transit hotels and restaurants within Incheon International Airport’s Duty Free Area are located at both, East and West wings on the 4th floor traveler’s terminal for the travelers’ convenience.

About 20 min. from the Int. Airport – Yong-yu Island / Yong-yu Beach / Eurwang-ri Beach
Picturesque landscape for various beaches such as the Yongy-yu beach, Eurwang-ri beach, Wangsan beach, Fairy Rock beach, Deokgyo beach, and so on. An ideal beach to walk barefoot, this beach is surrounded by a thick forest of pine trees, The sea waves are powerful yet beautiful. Amazing view of the SUNSET.

20-25min from airport Sea Spa World
This is a unique spa, which uses water from the depth of 800m of the Incheon Sea at its facilities. This spa in particular is said to have on outstanding effect on those who suffer from Neuralgia, Arthritis, Heart disease, Lead poisoning, and Constipation. It is also said to be beneficial for Dieting and Skin care.

Seoul – Hotel :

Good situation. Daewoo Motel offers you various types of rooms for 1 person, 2 person, 3 person and more. They offer a pick-up service from the Inchon nternational Airport and the Kimpo Airport upon your request.We drive our customers from the airports to Daewoo Motel safely and comfortably(only for a group of more than 3 persons15,000won(KOREA won) per personRoom) . info@daewoomotel.com

TEMPLESTAY :
A ne pas manquer et sous aucun prétexte : Un séjour (2jour ou 1,5j. dans un temple) Jogye Oder of Korean Buddhism Templestay Division –

Tel : +82-(0)2-2011-1970 // Fax :   02-732-9928 / mobile : 010-5037-0621

 hongsammy@buddhism.or.kr // www.templestay.com   www.templestaykorea.com  

A Seoul en dehors de l’habituel routing, ne pas louper :

– Marché de Namdaeumum (station de métro Seoul Station ou Hoehyeon et marcher un peu), une personnne très sympa et proprio depuis longtemps d’un grand stand dans le marché (il parle très bien l’anglais et les prix du ginseng ou des algues ou tout autre produit souvenir sont raisonables), c’est Eric Hyun (pas de nom au stand) et son No +82-2-778-8149 ou 7522446 ou handy : 011-9785-6866

– Aller faire un tour à Coex Mall- A 2 pas de la station de métro de Samgseong, immense supermarché, nombreuses boutiques de tous genres, impressionnants

– En sortant du métro direction Coex Mall, ne pas louper “Paris Baguette”, une boulangerie avec d’immense choix de patisserie, Miam Tel 02-6000-8231 www.paris.co.kr – kim@paris.co.kr

-Pour le plus beau temple de Seoul, station de métro de Jonggak et marchez un peu, des immenses boudha vous y attendent

– Pour les excursion pour le DMZ “zone démilitarisée entre la Corée du Nord et du Sud”, l’USO est l’un des organisateurs de tour. L’USO organise d’ailleurs de nombreuses excursions. Leurs locaux sont situés à 300m de la station de métro de Nameyong

– Pour une bonnejournée (une demi ne vaut pas la peine!!), participez à Seoul City Tour. Depuis l’aéroport, prenez un bus (dès 6h00 du matin pour la ville:durée environ 1h00 et départ env. toutes les 15 minutes). Vous pouvez payer votre billet dans le bus et celui-ci part toutes les 30 minutes de toutes les attractions touristiques de la ville. Généralement fermé les lundis.

– Le coin de l’électronique, ou plutôt l’endroit se tient un immense supermarché : station de métro à Yongsan (l’un des stop de Seoul City Tour). Ou mieux encore mais en métro = le quartier Hifi-Hitech= station métro Gehgbyeon. A seoul, tout s’achète, tout se trouve !! occasion et neuf!!

– Le musée à ne pas manquer mais attention !! fermé les lundis (parfois un autre jour). Station Ichon

Les professionnels de la broderie :

Faites-vous plaisir en vous brodant votre nom ou un nom sur vos habits, ils se trouvent à une centaine de mètre de la station de métro Dongdaemun (parmis les vendeurs de livre) – 2 adresses sympa ” pas la peine de vous donner le nom, la carte de visite, ainsi que l’enseigne est en Coreen :

1) se-chang@hanmail.net TEL : 2268-0041 or 011-688-1051 (plus sympa que le 2ème mais plus cher, compter seulement 1 usd la broderie d’un nom)

2) koko2676@naver.com TEL : 2267-9767 ou 011-90-10-2676