วันจันทร์ที่ 29 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2557

A to Z Around the ASEAN Region in 2014 - Part 2

A to Z Around the ASEAN Region in 2014

N - National League for Democracy (NLD)

Aung San Suu kyi’s NLD party to contest 2015 national election in Myanmar.

O - Oil

Brunei crude oil is exported to various countries including several ASEAN member states.

P - Penang Second Bridge

Penang Second Bridge is the longest bridge in Southeast Asia. The bridge was officially opened on March 1st, 2014.

Q - Quay

Clarke Quay is a historical riverside quay in Singapore. It is a hotspot for Singapore nightlife.

R - Rice

Thailand has reclaimed its title as the world’s largest rice exporter.

S - Sinabung

Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung had its eruption on October 5th.

T - Tacloban city

Pope Francis will visit Tacloban, the Philippine city worst hit by Typhoon Haiyan, on January 17, 2015

U - Uber

Thailand's Department of Land Transport has ordered U.S. online taxi booking company Uber to stop operations.


V - Vietnam Population

Viet Nam's population has reached 90 million, ranking 14th among the countries with the largest population in the world, 8th in Asia and 3rd in Southeast Asia.

W - Winner

Thailand won the 2014 AFF Suzuki Cup 4-3 in a two-legged final against Malaysia.

X - X’Mas 

The Philippines has the world's longest Christmas celebrations. The festive season starts in September and ends in early January.

Y - Yingluck Shinawatra

Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand’s first female Prime Minister, was removed from office by the Constitutional Court.

Z - Zoo

Singapore Zoo is often referred to as the world’s best rainforest zoo.

วันอาทิตย์ที่ 28 ธันวาคม พ.ศ. 2557

A to Z Around the ASEAN Region in 2014 - Part 1

A to Z Around the ASEAN Region in 2014

A - AirAsia 

AirAsia Flight QZ 8501 went missing from Surabaya, Indonesia's second larhest city, to Singapore on Dec 28th.

B - Bangkok

Bangkok is the world’s second top destination city after first-ranked London, according to MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index for 2014.  

C - Coup 

Thailand’s army seized control of the country and suspended the constitution on May 23rd.

D - Drug trafficking 

A Thai woman was sentenced to death after a Malaysian high court found her guilty of trafficking drugs.

E - Election

General Elections are due in Myanmar towards the end of 2015.

F - Flood

Malaysia is facing the worst flood in a decade.

G - Gay sex

Indonesia's Aceh province passed an anti-homosexuality law that punishes gay sex with 100 lashes of the cane.

H - Hagupit

Hagupit is a powerful typhoon that reached the Philippines in December 2014.

I - iPhone 6

Singapore was one of the first launch countries for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus this year.

J - Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo, or Jokowi as he is popularly known, became the current President of Indonesia. 


K - Khmer Rouge

Two former top leaders of Khmer Rouge, which ruled Cambodia between 1975 and 1979, were found guilty of crimes against humanity by a UN-backed court in Cambodia.

L - Landslide

Floods and landslides have repeatedly battered Indonesia in recent years.

M - Malaysia Airlines

For Malaysia, 2014 was a horrible year for air travel. Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8 on a trip from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and the 239 people onboard have not been found.

Just four months later, July 17, Malaysia Airlines flight MH 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down near the Ukraine-Russia border.