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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Southeast Asia's EMBLEMS and COAT OF ARMS






A national emblem or coat of arms symbolically represents a nation.
These are the proud emblems of our region.



Malaysia and Singapore shares the tiger (not the lion) as part of their national emblems. Both Thailand and Indonesia chose a Garuda. The Philippines, also has a lion (in Hispanic style) and still bears a Bald Eagle on it's coat -- the symbol widely referred to as the United States. Burma has 2 Singha lions and East Timor's coats are all deadly weapons. The Cambodian emblem is the emblem of the Khmer Monarchy. Laos and Vietnam bears the symbols of communism.


The countries with mottos on their coats are Singapore --"Majulah Singpura" (Onward Singapore), Malaysia --"Bersekutu Bertambah Mutu" (Unity is Strength), Brunei -- "Always in service with God's guidance" in Arabic script, Indonesia -- "Bhinneka Tunggal lka" (Unity in Divesity), Laos --"Peace, Independence, Democracy" and "Unity and Prosperity." The rest just bears the official name of the country.


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8 Comments:

Q The Conqueror said...

Ok... That was the first time I saw an AK-47 on anything official. >_<

Ben said...

just want to correct the language of the indonesia's motto.. it is from sanskrit. not arabic.

Pisanu for BISEAN said...

Hi Ben! Thanks for the first comment. It's always welcome and appreciated. But the arabic script was referred to Brunei, not Indonesia. =)

lawrence said...

Cambodia's emblem looks majestic! I like it!

Sven said...

Good Job! :)

the dreamer said...

the diversity of this region (Southeast Asia) sure is great hope we can really be united as one just like the Europian Union...

I'm lovin it!


Keep posting guys!

peace y'all...*wink

Anonymous said...

the bird in the philippine emblem is a philippine eagle.

Anonymous said...

The bird in the Philippine emblem is not a Philippine eagle. It's the bald eagle of the United States.
The lion represents Spain.
Both animals denote the colonial history of the islands.

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