The following video clips are part of the "Geography on Location" series directed and narrated by geographer Harm de Blij.
We will see some/all of the following video segments during the weeks ahead:
Durban, South Africa
North Africa/Southwest Asia (Middle East)
- Women have more rights than in Saudi Arabia
Mutrah, Muscat, & Qurm, Oman
Mumbai (Bombay), India
- Ghandi "Civil Disobedience"
- Population boom
- Mogre rule, portugese.
- 1/3 Roman Catholic.
- Future is bright
- Mixture of old and new (city landscape)
Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Became independent in 1948. Example to other newly-developed countries.
- Tourist industry damaged because of conflict/tsunami
- Sinhalese - Buddhists (natives)
- Tamils (immigrant workers) - Hindus (want better representation in gov't)
- Less than 1/2 million population
- 250k pop. island.
- tourism and fishing
- Islam prevails
- British ruled until 1965
- Bad trade network (compared to Saigon)
- Ancient methods
- smaller city
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
- Good trade network
- has skyline
Laem Chabang, Thailand
- sex industry
- Rapidly development
- Similar to Singapore
This is an island off the coast of Malaysia; Georgetown is the main city here.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
- Making new island
Xianggang (Hong Kong), China
- 6 million population
- divided, river.
- old shanghai being demolished
- outpost. buildings built using old methods