วันเสาร์ที่ 31 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2555

End of Month Review – March 2012

ผ่านพ้นกันไปสำหรับเดือนมีนาคม พร้อมเริ่มต้นเดือนเมษายนซึ่งเป็นเดือนที่ร้อนที่สุดของปี แต่ประเทศไทยก็มีเทศกาลที่ช่วยคลายร้อน นั่นคือ เทศกาลสงกรานต์ ที่กำลังจะมาถึง และนับเป็นการก้าวเข้าสู่เดือนที่ 6 สำหรับบล็อกอาเซียน คอร์เนอร์  ตลอดเวลาที่ผ่านมาก็ได้รับการตอบรับเป็นอย่างดี จากเยาวชนไทยในวัยต่างๆ ไม่ว่าจะเป็นนักเรียนในระดับประถมศึกษาและมัธยมศึกษา นักศึกษา ครูและบุคคลทั่วไปจากทั้งในประเทศและต่างประเทศ ที่ใฝ่หาความรู้เกี่ยวกับอาเซียน 

ก่อนเริ่มต้นแบ่งปันความรู้เกี่ยวกับอาเซียนในเดือนต่อไป ก็ขอสรุปสถิติต่างๆ ที่น่าสนใจที่เกิดขึ้นตลอดเดือนมีนาคม  ดังนี้ครับ

มีการดูหน้าเว็บในเดือนมีนาคมรวมทั้งสิ้น 26,059 ครั้ง

5 อันดับบทความที่มีการเข้าชมสูงสุดในเดือนมีนาคมคือ

1. National Costumes of ASEAN Member States       8,193   ครั้ง
2. ASEAN Currency                                                       3,257  ครั้ง
3. National Dishes of ASEAN                                       2,983  ครั้ง
4. The National Flag of Malaysia                                   1,253  ครั้ง
5. ASEAN Quiz # 2                                                        1,249  ครั้ง

5 อันดับประเทศที่เข้าชมเว็บสูงสุดในเดือนมีนาคม คือ

1.ไทย                                                                           24,451 ครั้ง
2. สหรัฐอเมริกา                                                                 223 ครั้ง
3. มาเลเซีย                                                                       127 ครั้ง
4. ลาว                                                                              123 ครั้ง
5. รัสเซีย                                                                           115 ครั้ง

วันศุกร์ที่ 30 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2555

English Grammar Quiz # 2

Circle the correct question word to begin each sentence.

1.   What / Where   is the ASEAN Secretariat located?

2.   When / Who  did the by-election in Myanmar take place?

3.   Why / Who  is the current President of the Philippines?

4.   How much / How far is Singapore from Malaysia?

5.   How many / How much stories does the Petronas Twin Towers have?

6.   What / Why is the capital of Brunei Darussalam?

7.   Why / Which one is the official currency of Vietnam?

8.   How long / How far does the Scretary-General of ASEAN serve in one term?

9.   When / Why the by-election was really important for Aung San Suu Kyi?

10.  How old / How much is the Angkor Wat in Cambodia?

This quiz was originally created by Ekachai  Phaichamnan.

วันเสาร์ที่ 24 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2555

Vocabulary Revision # 2

airline - a company that provides regular flights for people or goods in aircraft  สายการบิน

border - a line that divides two countries  พรมแดน

charter - a written statement of the rights, beliefs and purposes of an organization    กฎบัตร

hub -  the central and most important part of a place or an activity ศูนย์กลาง

island - a piece of land that is surrounded by water     เกาะ

landmark  - a building or place that is easily recognized  จุดหมายตา, ภูมิลักษณ์, สถานที่ขึ้นชื่อ, แลนด์มาร์ค

map – a drawing of a particular area for example a city or country แผนที่

mosque - a building where Muslims meet and worship   มัสยิด

palace - a large house that is or was the home of a king or queen  พระราชวัง

statue - a figure of a person or an animal that is made of stone or metal รูปปั้น,รูปแกะสลัก

วันพุธที่ 21 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2555

True or False Quiz จริงหรือเท็จเกร็ดความรู้อาเซียน ชุดที่ 2

ASEAN: True or False Quiz # 2

Read each question carefully and then select the best answer.

1.  Burobudur was bulit 300 years before Cambodia's Angkor Wat.

                                      True                            False

2.  Dr.Surin Pitsuwan is the 13th Secretary-General of ASEAN.

                                       True                            False

3.  Noi Bai International Airport is located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

                                       True                            False

4. The Merlion has a lion head and a fish body resting on a crest of waves.

                                        True                            False

5.  Luzon is the largest island in the Philippines.

                                        True                            False

 6. Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is located in Kuala Lumpur,
                                        True                            False

7.  The 2013 Sea Games will be held  in Bangkok, Thailand.

                                         True                            False

 8.  The red colour on the ASEAN flag depicts courage and  dynamism.

                                         True                            False

9.  Nasi Lemak is one of the well-known dishes from Malaysia.

                                                   True                            False

10. Thailand shares borders with Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia  and Malaysia.  

                                          True                            False

This quiz was originally created by Ekachai Phaichamnan.

วันพฤหัสบดีที่ 15 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2555

ASEAN Quiz ตอบปัญหาอาเซียนชุดที่ 7


1.  How long does the Secretary-Genaeral of ASEAN serve in one term?
      1. 2 years
      2. 3 years
      3. 4 years
      4. 5 years

2.   What does AEC stand for?
      1. ASIAN Economic Community
      2. ASIA Economic Community
      3. ASEAN Economic Community
      4. AFTA Economic Community

3.   When is ASEAN Day celebrated annually?
      1. August 8th
      2. September 10th
      3. October 11th
      4. November 12th

4.   Where is Burobudur located ?
      1. Thailand
      2. Vietnam
      3. Indonesia
      4. Cambodia

5.   Which of the following flowers merits the nickname “The Flower of the Dawn”?
      1. The Simpor
      2. The Lotus
      3. The Rumdul
      4. The Paduak

6.   How many stories does Petronas Twin Towers have?
      1. 78 stories
      2. 98 stories
      3. 68 stories
      4. 88 stories

7.   Who is the current prime minister of Laos?
      1. Bouasone Bouphavanh
      2. Thongsing Thammavong
      3. Bounnhang Vorachith
      4. Sisavath Keobounphanh

8.  Which of the following countries did not experience a devastating Tsunami in 2004?
      1. Vietnam
      2. Thailand
      3. Malaysia
      4. Indonesia

9.   Where is the main hub of Singapore Airlines?
      1. Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
      2. Ninoy Aquino International Airport
      3. Wattay International Airport
      4. Changi Airport

10.  What is the official currency of the Philippines?
      1. Dollar
      2. Peso
      3. Ringgit
      4. Dong

This quiz was originally created by Kru Ekachai.

วันพุธที่ 14 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2555

Famous Landmarks in Southeast Asia Part 2

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque, Brunei
Image source : Wikimedia Commons
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque is a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of Brunei Darussalam. The mosque considered on of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific and a major landmark and tourist attraction of Brunei.

Borobudur, Indonesia
Image source:Wikimedia Commons
Borobudur is a 9th century temple in Indonesia. This famous Buddhist temple is located in Munlitan, Magelang, and is about 42 km from Yogyakarta city.This colossal temple was built 300 years before Cambodia's Angkor Wat. Borobudur is Indonesia's single most visited tourist attraction.

Pha That Luang, Laos
Image source : Wikipedia
Pha That Luang (Great Stupa) is a gold-covered large Buddhist stupa in the centre of Vientiane, Laos. It was built by the Emperor Setthathirat in the 16th century on the remains of Khmer temple belonging to the 13th century. The Pha That Luang has three levels and a number of statues of Buddha can be seen here. Buddhists from all over the world come here as a part of their quest, at the same this Great Stupa attracts tourists from around the world.

Rizal Park, the Philippines

Image source:Wikimedia Commons
Rizal Park, also known as Luneta Park, is a historical urban park located in the heart of the city of Manila, Philippines. The park has been a favourite spot for family picnics on Sundays and holidays. It is one of the major tourist attractions  of Manila.

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
Image source:Wikimedia Commons 
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular travel destination. It is located in Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. The bay features thousands of limestone karsts and isles in various sizes and shapes.

Information compiled by Ekachai Phaichamnan.

วันอาทิตย์ที่ 11 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2555

Famous Landmarks in Southeast Asia Part 1

A landmark includes anything that is easily recognizable, such as a monument or a building, or any other spot to designate places that might be of interest to tourists. 
Landmarks that I've included here are so famous in Southeast Asia. A few examples are the Merlion Statue, the Grand Palace , the Petronas Twin Towers and Angkor Wat.
Here is a list of 10 famous landmarks for you to recognize. Are you ready for a trip around the ASEAN region?

The Merlion Statue in Singapore
เมอร์ไลออน สิงคโปร์

The Merlion is one of the recognized icons of Sinagapore. It is a statue of a lion head with a fish body resting on a bed of waves. It is 8.6 metres tall and weighs 70 tonnes.

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand

The Grand Palace is a complex of buildings at the heart of Bangkok, Thailand. This palace served as an official residence of Thailand’s king from 18th century till 20th century.The location of this lovely palace is on eastern bank of Chao Phraya River.The interior parts of The Grand Palace in Bangkok consist of numerous halls, residences and the buildings that were constructed under the rule of king Rama I.

Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat is a temple complex at Angkor, Cambodia. The temple was built by King Suriyavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. It has become a symbol of present day Cambodia. It is depicted on the national flag and on the current 500 Riel banknote.

Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar
The Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon is the most sacred pagoda structure in the city. It is also known as the Golden Pagoda. The official title for the pagoda is "Shwedagon Zedi Daw". This is one of the best tourist attractions in Yangon.

The Shwedagon Pagoda dates back to 2500 years ago.It is located on the Singuttara Hill, lying about 190 feet above the sea. It lies to the west of the Kandawgyi Lake. The pagoda is 99 meters tall and is actually a brick stupa completely gilded with more than eight tons of gold.

Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The 88-story Petronas Twin Towers are the tallest twin buildings in the world and one of the top places to visit in Kuala Lumpur. It contains a complex of office buildings, conference halls, an upmarket shopping complex and a sprawling park. The Petronas Towers were the tallest buildings in the world for six years, until Teipei 101 was completed in 2004. The building is a truly impressive landmark of  Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia.

Information compiled by Ekachai Phaichamnan
Last updated : June 26th, 2013

Source : www.wikipedia.org

วันพุธที่ 7 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2555

Message From Kru Ekachai - March

Hello ASEAN CORNER readers!

Welcome to ASEAN CORNER, a one stop destination for any seekers of ASEAN knowledge. I’m very excited about this first “Letter from the Editor” and I hope that you enjoy all of the original AC content.

AC passed a major milestone with more than 30,000 views in a single month. February set an all-time record in terms of traffic since late October, 2011. It couldn’t have happened without you! Thank you very much indeed.

It’s my great pleasure to put out various posts related to ASEAN each month. There are so many interesting things going on in the region so that I’ve had to come up with a more rapid way of gathering that information out to you. 

Last but not least, new articles as well as quizzes will be available for you soon through out the month of March. Please feel free to come visit and explore every nook and cranny of this educational blog for all. Thanks again for the continued tremendous support!