The ASEAN Way

Raise our flag high, sky high. Embrace the pride in our heart. ASEAN we are bonded as one. Look-in out to the world. For peace, our goal from the very start and prosperity to last…

Flags of ASEAN

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ASEAN

The ASEAN Flag is a symbol of Member States’ unity and support for the principles and endeavors of ASEAN and is a means to promote greater ASEAN awareness and solidarity. Blue represents peace and stability. Red represents courage and dynamism. White represents purity. Yellow represents prosperity.

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A new King for Belgium

The Future King and Queen of Belgium

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July 21, 2013 Belgium’s seventh king, King Albert II signed away his rights as the kingdom’s ruler at the Royal Palace in the presence of Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo. Less than two hours later, the nation got a new King when Philippe pledged to abide the laws and constitution of the nation. Dressed in the uniform of commander-in-chief of the Belgian army, King Philippe swore the inaugural oath in Belgium’s three official languages, Dutch, French and German. Continue reading

The IRO website

The IRO website

We are very excited to have finally launched the IRO website! At the moment it’s still hosted on the free blog platform of WordPress.com, so we have the freedom to test everything. The IRO department launched this website itself, without any IT help. (so don’t panic when weird things happen, we’re probably messing with some settings) If all goes well, we hope to use our own URL in the future and use a theme design that better reflects the International Relations Office as well as our University. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know.

A little bit about WordPress
WordPress is known as an open-source CMS (Content Management System). Open source simply means that it’s free and supported by thousands of developers who continue to improve upon it.  It’s also by far the most popular website platform in use today. Over 7.5 million websites were built with WordPress and 1.2 million of them are the most popular and most visited sites in the world.

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Clothing Identity

Traditional Clothing

Traditional clothing and costumes are garments worn to indicate national, cultural or religious identity. They can represent an entire nation or a small regional area. Traditional costumes are as different as the people who wear them. Discovering and learning about different customs and clothing is essential to any trip. Let’s have a closer look at some traditional clothing in the ASEAN community.

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