The National Flower of Malaysia is “Hibiscus rosa-sinensis” or Bunga Raya. It is used as an expectorant in bronchitis, for general coughs, and as a refrigerant drink in fevers.Read more
The official symbol and national flower of Laos is the “Plumeria rubra” or Dok Champa in Lao. It blooms everyday in various colors and has a sweet scent.Read more
Indonesia, one of two nations in the world with many islands. They also have three National Flowers, the Moon Orchid; the largest single flower Rafflesia; and the Sacred Jasmine.Read more
Rumduol or “Sphaerocoryne affinis”, is the National Flower of the Kingdom of Cambodia. It has been part of the Khmer literary history and culture for centuries.Read more
The National Flower of Brunei – the Simpor. “Dillenia beccariana” or “River Simpor”, and “Dillenia suffruticosa” or “Shrubby Simpoh”.Read more
What is the ASEAN Common Time? Do we need it? Why not use the current way of displaying time-zones, like UTC+0800?
These are good and valid questions which we will answer tonight.Read more
So for an ordinary citizen like me, what are the interesting bits and sections of the ASEAN Charter? Read on to know what interests me most. (Note: I did not include Human Rights sections.)Read more