Fill in each numbered blank with one suitable word or phrase.
The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival is one of the largest jazz festivals in the world and brings together the incredible musical (1) _______ of Indonesia as well as international artists who have made their (2) _______ in the world of jazz. Held annually for 3 days in early March since 2005, the festival has been packing in the crowds from Australia, New Zealand, Europe and other Southeast Asian countries.
The Sabah International Folklore Festival was created in 2001 to coincide with the state’s biggest cultural event, the Harvest Festival, (3) _______ music and dance is an (4) _______ part of the celebration. Folk dancers from 11 countries as diverse as Poland, Taiwan and Argentina come together to join with their musical (5) _______ in Malaysia.
Sarawak has two annual music festivals covering two very different music (6)_______. The Miri
International Jazz Festival will be held in Miri in May. (7)_______by the Sarawak Tourism Board, the festival enters its 5th year highlighting performances from jazz bands from various countries and their (8) _______ form of jazz which includes blues, fusion, smooth and Latino beats. Event organizers are trying to (9) _______over 8,000 jazz lovers to the festival this year. Another music festival is the Rainforest World Music Festival to be staged at picturesque Sarawak Cultural Village next to the mystical mountain Santubong. Bands from USA, Portugal, Tanzania, New Zealand, Poland, France and Korea are lined up to perform as well as local Malaysian bands. World music (10) _______together with the locals, and a growing number of tourists are expected to turn up.
Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer.
THE ASEAN UNIVERSITY NETWORK
It is clear that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, established in 1967, has achieved remarkable progress in strengthening the ties and promoting cooperation among countries in Southeast Asia, especially in terms of cultural, economic, and social collaborations. However, it was not until the Fourth ASEAN Summit in 1992 that cooperation in the fields of higher education and human resource development became the point of attention of the ASEAN leaders.
The idea was later developed into the ASEAN University Network (AUN). The network was founded in November 1995 with the original number of 13 universities in ASEAN member countries. After the enlargement of ASEAN by the ASEAN Charter in 1997 and 1999, the AUN membership increased to 20 member universities, with the addition of two universities from Myanmar, three from Laos, Malaysia, and Cambodia, and two from Indonesia.
The main objective of the AUN is to strengthen the existing network of cooperation among universities in ASEAN by promoting collaborative studies and research programmes. Furthermore, the AUN attempts to promote cooperation and solidarity among scientists and scholars in the region and to develop academic and professional human resources as well as to spread scientific knowledge and information among the universities in the region.