Do You Know These Interesting Facts About Southeast Asia?

Some of these facts are true, while some are false. It's time to put your knowledge to the test!


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  1. 1 All Southeast Asian countries have red colour in their flag.

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    TRUE – All of Southeast Asian country flags have reds in them.

  2. 2 Singapore is the largest exporter of ornamental fish in the world.

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    Wrong!

    TRUE – With total export valued at USD 69.32 million, putting Singapore dominate the world market of 25%.

  3. 3 Thailand is the largest rice exporter in the world.

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    FALSE – It was once the largest in the world, but the record was beaten by India recently with 26.3% of total rice exports.

  4. 4 The world's largest flower, Rafflesia Arnoldii, only grows on the island of Sumatera, Indonesia.

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    FALSE – Rafflesia Arnoldii can only be found in Sumatera and Java, while Borneo is still a possibility. However, other species of Rafflesia is scattered in a few places across Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Thailand and Philippines.

  5. 5 Manila, the capital of the Philippines is considered the world's most densely populated city in the world.

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    TRUE – With a population of over 1.6 million and an area of 24 square miles, the population density is 55,446 people per square miles.

  6. 6 Thailand is the world's largest producer of tin.

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    FALSE – The world's largest tin producer is China with 75,500 tonnes refined tin. While the second place (as well as the largest in Southeast Asia), is Indonesia with production of 30,200 tonnes.

  7. 7 Thailand is the only country in Southeast Asia that has never been colonized by European.

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    TRUE – In fact, in the Thai language, the name of the country is Prathet Thai which means “land of the free”

  8. 8 Singapore has changed its time zone 6 times since 1905.

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    TRUE – Singapore Standard Time changes in 1932, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1981 and 1982. From UTC+06:55:25 in 1905, now is UTC+08:00

  9. 9 Eating a fertilised embryo egg of hen or duck, is a delicacy in Cambodia.

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    TRUE – Known as Balut, most Cambodians consider it as an aphrodisiac and a hearty snack. It is commonly sold by street vendors and often served with beer.

  10. 10 Based on passenger traffic, the busiest airport in Southeast Asia is Changi Airport Singapore.

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    FALSE – Jakarta's Soekarno-Hatta International Airport is the busiest airport in the region with total passenger traffic of 63, 015,620. Meanwhile, Changi Airport's statistic is at 62,219,573.

    The busiest airport in the region 63,015,620

    62,219,573

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