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The 42nd IVU World Vegfest earlier scheduled to hold in Africa will now take place in Dubai & India.This became necessary because of the outbreak of the Ebola disease in W/Africa. Click here to have more information and register.

We will provide details on the 43rd IVU World Vegfest  - which will still take place in Africa but now in 2015.  We want to take this opportunity to thank the organisers in Ghana & Togo for all their efforts to ensure that Africa will still host their 1st ever IVU World Vegfest next year.

IVU Asia-Pacific

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susianto IVU Representative:
East & SE Asia:
Susianto Tseng
Jakarta, Indonesia

sundaraIVU Representative:
& Oceania:
Sundara DeSilva
Melbourne, Australia

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41st IVU World Vegfest - Kuala Lumpur & Penang, Malaysia

October 3-9, 2013 - photos and reports now online

happycowHappyCow Asia - Australasia/Oceania
Veg Restaurants & Health Food Stores - IVU Supporter

Some IVU friends in Asia-Pacific:

Asia-Pacific Vegetarian Union
Australian Vegetarian Society
Bankok International Veg Alliance
Indonesia Vegetarian Society
Malaysian Vegetarian Society
New Zealand Vegetarian Society
Thai Vegetarian Association
Vegan Society of Indonesia
Vegetarian Society (Singapore) 

5th Southeast Asian Veg Congress -
Chiang Mai, Thailand, Nov 2012 seavc2012

Veg*ism in China - by the IVU Manager (2012)
Veg*ism in Australia - by the IVU Manager (2012)

5th Asian Veg Congress, Hangzhou, China, Nov 2011


Susianto: Born to be Vegan Jakarta Post, March 21, 2011

39th IVU World Veg Congress, Jakarta/Bali, Indonesia, Oct 2010

International Veg Food Fair & Forum, Xiamen, China, Nov 2009/10
4th Asian Veg Congress, Batam, Indonesia, 2009

IVU in Singapore, November 2009 - Photos on IVU Facebook

3rd SE Asia Congress, Jakarta, Indonesia, 2008

2nd SE Asia Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2007

3rd Asian Veg Congress, Taiwan 2007

1st Southeast Asia Congress, Batam, Indonesia, 2007

2nd Asian Veg Congress, Bangkok, Thailand, 2006

33rd IVU World Veg Congress, Chiang Mai, Thailand 1999

Earlier veg history
History of Veg Societies in Asia-Pacific - mostly 20th century
Asia and Pacific up to 1900  - Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka
Ancient India and The East (800 BCE - 232BCE) - Hinduism, Jainism, Zoroaster, Buddhism and more