Nicknames of Southeast Asian Countries

Nicknames of Southeast Asian Countries

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is made up of 10 members.

Membership in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is still under discussion even though it was registered in 2011.

Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, Brunei Darussalam, Laotian, Vietnam and Cambodia are part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.Each country has a unique nickname.


1. Neighboring country means neighboring countries.

Malaysia is the closest country to Indonesia.


2.The eastern part of the Earth is called the Philippines.

The first mention of this nickname was made by the Spaniards in the Philippines in the 18th century.

The Philippines is the best rice producer in Southeast Asia.


3. Lion City is in Singapore.

The name Singapore is derived from a Sanskrit word which means land of lions.

The founder of the Kingdom of Singapore gave this name.

He said he saw an animal that made him name it.


4.The Land of Peace and Prosperity comes from Sanskrit.

'Kambuja' is also called 'Kampuchea'.

The country is also known as Hell on Earth because of its bad history.


5.The pagoda is a characteristic of the Land of the Golden Pagoda.

The Land of the Golden Pagodas is also called The Land of a Thousand Pagodas.

The Shwedagon Pagoda is one of the best pagodas in the world.

A pagoda is a tall tower.

The teachings of Buddhism are very important to the culture of the people.


6. Indonesia is an archipelagic country with many islands.

Indonesia has a lot of natural wealth that makes it look green.

The nickname Indonesia got was because it is located below the equator.


7. Thailand is known for being friendly to everyone.

Thailand is referred to as 'The Land of Smiles'.

People's lives in Thailand are relaxed and friendly.


8. Brunei, a Land Full of Unexpected Treasures is a small country.

Brunei is one of the richest countries in the world.

The government pays for education, health, and living expenses for the people.

Brunei has gas and oil wealth.

Brunei's population is only a few, with around 500,000 people.



9. The name of the country of Laos is Land of a Thousand Elephants because it means elephant.

The ancient kingdom of Lan Xang had an elephant as a symbol.

The elephant is considered sacred by the Lao people and is believed to bring prosperity to their country.


10.The Land of the Blue Dragon in Asia is called the Four Asian Tiger.

The country is called the Four Little Dragons of Asia.

The four countries were called that because of their rapid development.


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Akhyari Hananto

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