Faces of the World: Saudi Arabia
I have not done a Faces of the World in awhile… This is the first randomly generated country today. The woman is actually the Saudi Princess Ameerah Al Taweel. The man is from a photo in a tech article.
The main ethnic group in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is Arab and the official religion is Islam.
Faces of the World: Bangladesh
Bengali Actor, Arefin Shuvo, and a girl from a Bengali Village.
Ethnic Bengali’s make up 98% of their population, and their main Religion (83%) is Islam. However, 16% practice Hinduism. Bangladesh is a hierarchical society. Age and position are respected. Bangladesh gained its independence from Pakistan in 1971.
Faces of the World: Laos
Our Laotian faces are a man and woman in traditional Laotian dress.
Laos is home to many ethnic groups, the dominate ones being Lao, Khmu, and Hmong. Loas was once colonized by the French, but they gained their independence in 1953. Laos is mainly Buddhist.
Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Wad’daulah, the 29th Sultan of Brunei is one of Forbes richest men in the world with a net worth of USD 20 Billion. He owns five thousand cars, including around 20 Lamborghinis, 160 Porsches, 130 Rolls Royces, 360 Ferraris, 170 Jaguars, 180 BMWs, 360 Bentleys, and 530 Mercedes-Benzes. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah belongs to the same family that has ruled Brunei for over six hundred years. Despite the fact that Brunei is classified as a developing country, Bruneians get free education and health care, subsidized food and housing, and they do not pay personal income taxes.
Faces of the World: Lebanon
Our Lebanese faces are, Lebanon born and raised American Actor, Haaz Sleiman, and Lebanese singer/actress, May Hariri.
Haaz has been in all kinds of American TV series and movies.
Historically, Lebanon was home to the Canaanite-Phoenicians, then followed the Assyrians, Persians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Ottomans Turks, and finally the French. Lebanon is ethnically diverse place with a very enriched/fused culture. Lebanon officially gained its independence from France in 1943. Lebanon is nearly equally Muslim and Christian, but Muslims do have the majority.
In Hong Kong, Feng Shui or Chinese geomancy plays a key role in shaping architecture, business and lifestyles, so much so that the government had to compensate residents living around civil construction projects for disturbing their feng shui. Feng Shui, meaning “wind-water” is a form of geomancy – divination – used to promote prosperity, health and well-being by seeing how energy, or qi, flows through a room, building, or garden. Feng Shui experts said this Hong Kong building needed a hole.
The Philippines have the world’s longest Christmas season, from September to January.