Introduction
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok by the five original Member Countries, namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam joined on 8 January 1984, Vietnam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 July 1997, and Cambodia on 30 April 1999. www.aseansec.org/64.htm

Print out this blank political map of South East Asia and using this interactive map identify and label each ASEAN country.

Connections: Australia's links with ASEAN
To further you knowledge and understanding of ASEAN countries and how they are connected with Australia your class should divide into pairs. Each pair should research one ASEAN country and report their findings to the class. Key infomation can be provided using the web links below. Reference should also be made to the country links found above.
Indonesia
Malaysia
Phillipines
Singapore
Thailand
Brunei Darussalam
Vietnam
Lao PDR
Myanmar
Cambodia

Downoad the data chart here to assist you in recording the data in an organised fashion.
Facts should be found for the following information:
  • Geographic area
  • Population
  • Government
  • Capital Population
  • Dominant language
  • Other main languages
  • Main ethnic groups
  • Religions
  • Average income per day/year
  • Average life expectancy - male and female
  • National literacy rate
  • Major exports
  • Major imports
  • Links with Australia