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Ignite Research Abroad - Effects of Colonization

Author Information

Jean ArosemenaFollow

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Authors' Class Standing

Jasfer Aniban, Senior Jean Christian Arosemena, Senior Nathalie Quintero, Senior

Lead Presenter's Name

Nathalie Quintero

Faculty Mentor Name

Aaron Clevenger

Abstract

- Objective: to study the language, art and government structure effects due to Colonization.

As expected, art was found in every corner of each of these three cities visited. Singapore portrayed art from different influences, due to the significant Chinese and Indian population present in this city-state. Also, Singapore presented a state of the art architecture, proving that the British and Western influence also marked a big impact in the development of this city. Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) presented a lot of art influenced by the Hindu religion, though being in a Muslim country. British influence was not observed as much, while the Petronas Towers symbolized the Western influenced in Malaysia. In Bali, not a lot of Dutch influence was observed as expected. However, Hindu decorations were seen throughout the town of Ubud, especially during the time visited, when Nyepi was celebrated.

Singapore’s government showed a lot of British influence, as expected. Its Parliament is similar to that of the United Kingdom, as well as some of its traditions and way of functioning. Along with this, its language is also highly influenced by the British. English is the official language and must be used in every legal document as well as taught in schools and used at work. Though most Singaporeans present an accent when speaking English (proving that it is not their only spoken language), they are mostly fluent in this language. On the other hand, Malaysia does not consider English as its main language, though it is highly present in public signs and commercial stores. Balinese people, on the other hand, were the least proficient in English, though it was observed that new generations speak it better than older ones, showing how the education system is indeed reinforcing the English taught so the upcoming professionals can be more able to succeed.

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Ignite Research Abroad - Effects of Colonization

- Objective: to study the language, art and government structure effects due to Colonization.

As expected, art was found in every corner of each of these three cities visited. Singapore portrayed art from different influences, due to the significant Chinese and Indian population present in this city-state. Also, Singapore presented a state of the art architecture, proving that the British and Western influence also marked a big impact in the development of this city. Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) presented a lot of art influenced by the Hindu religion, though being in a Muslim country. British influence was not observed as much, while the Petronas Towers symbolized the Western influenced in Malaysia. In Bali, not a lot of Dutch influence was observed as expected. However, Hindu decorations were seen throughout the town of Ubud, especially during the time visited, when Nyepi was celebrated.

Singapore’s government showed a lot of British influence, as expected. Its Parliament is similar to that of the United Kingdom, as well as some of its traditions and way of functioning. Along with this, its language is also highly influenced by the British. English is the official language and must be used in every legal document as well as taught in schools and used at work. Though most Singaporeans present an accent when speaking English (proving that it is not their only spoken language), they are mostly fluent in this language. On the other hand, Malaysia does not consider English as its main language, though it is highly present in public signs and commercial stores. Balinese people, on the other hand, were the least proficient in English, though it was observed that new generations speak it better than older ones, showing how the education system is indeed reinforcing the English taught so the upcoming professionals can be more able to succeed.