Asian Geography By Letter - S

Can you guess these Asian geographical answers that start with the letter S?
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Last updated: December 12, 2016
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Clue
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The teardrop of India
Sri Lanka
Country with a belligerent
northern neighbor
South Korea
Capital of the above
Seoul
Where chewing gum is banned
Singapore
Ancient trading route from
China to Europe
Silk Road
Vast, frigid region of Eastern Russia
Siberia
Country which nearly 7 million
people have fled since 2011
Syria
Former name of Ho Chi Minh City
Saigon
Island where you'd find orangutans
Sumatra
Southwestern Chinese province
known for spicy cuisine
Sichuan
Pakistan, India, and
Bangladesh collectively
Indian
Subcontinent
Clue
Answer
Capital of Yemen
Sana'a
City to Hong Kong's immediate north
Shenzhen
The Maluku islands of Indonesia;
known for nutmeg, clove, and mace
Spice Islands
Indonesian island once called Celebes
Sulawesi
Country with vast oil reserves
Saudi Arabia
Home to the Pudong skyline
Shanghai
Sea bordered by China, Vietnam,
and Philippines
South China Sea
Mangrove region of Bengal that is
home to many tigers
Sunderbans
The vast Eurasian grasslands
Steppe
Largest city on Hokkaido
Sapporo
Currency of Israel
Shekel
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Level 81
Oct 13, 2014
Shizuan, Shisuan, Sitsuan .. I can't spell that for the life of me! Shengsen is the other one I got trouble with.
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Level 50
Dec 2, 2017
I know how you feel mate. I had sachuan and sundaban. Please have mercy Quizmaster!
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Level 85
Dec 8, 2018
Awesome that certain countries keep changing their place names insisting that it's so foreigners pronounce it "correctly" by using an irrational sequence of letters.
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Level 72
Aug 10, 2021
Why can't everybody copy the rational sequence of letters that make up the words of the written English language?
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Level 74
Mar 8, 2020
What is 'Shengsen'?
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Level 61
Aug 20, 2020
Probably Shenzhen, if I had to guess.
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Level 82
Jan 7, 2015
Managed to spell the Chinese region but missed the Bengali one. Don't recall hearing of that one before.
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Level 90
Jan 7, 2015
Must be too early in the morning. I Tried Sanya (and various spellings) for a full minute before I realized my mind had jumped to the wrong island.
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Level 56
Jan 8, 2015
I accidentally typed in "swagon" instead of "Saigon", then wondered why it didn't work
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Level 53
Jul 23, 2015
That's the part of the city that has a lot of swag. :P
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Level 43
Aug 10, 2021
lol
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Level 38
Aug 10, 2021
Indian subcontinent also consists of Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives. 1
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Level 50
Aug 10, 2021
True
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Level 57
Aug 10, 2021
Currency has nothing to do with Geography in my opinion
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Level 66
Aug 17, 2021
Economic geography is the subfield of human geography which studies economic activity...
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Level 46
Aug 10, 2021
i remember sulawesi island because it means unfrozen water or molten water in finnish :)
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Level 65
Aug 10, 2021
The Wikipedia article about the mangrove region contains the word “Sundarbans” 198 times, including the title, while the word “Sunderbans” occurs 20 times. It doesn't even mention the version with E as an alternative spelling. Is it a common misspelling or an accepted alternative?
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Level 68
Aug 10, 2021
I got both Syria and Saudi Arabia from guessing the belligerent Northern neighbor clue, and Sulawesi from guessing the orangutan clue.
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Level 15
Aug 15, 2021
chewing gum isn’t banned in singapore. you just can’t SELL it.