SOUTH EAST ASIA

South East Asia is a region of Asia consisting of countries on the south eastern part of Asia, south of China, east of India, west of New Guinea and north of Australia.

This page has information on the below South East Asian countries:

  • Cambodia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Cambodia is famous for Angkor Wat temple.

  • Capital city: Phnom Penh
  • Main language spoken: Khmer 
  • Basic Greetings: arun suor sdei (Good Morning), jumreap sooa (Hello), orgoon (Thank you)
  • Currency: Riel (KHR)
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports
  • Tourist visa: Visa is on arrival for Indian citizens (latest information can be found on Cambodian Immigration website)
  • Best time to visit: November to March
  • Adapter required (power points): Two flat parallel pins or two round pins or three rectangular pins
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required

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Indonesia, undoubtedly the most beautiful country I have visited in South East Asia. It has spectacular beaches and temples.

  • Capital city: Jakarta
  • Main language spoken: Indonesian
    • Basic Greetings: Selamat Pagi (Good Morning), Terima Kasih (Thank you)
  • Currency: Indonesian rupiah (Rp)
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports
  • Tourist visa: Visa is on arrival for Indian citizens (latest information can be found on Indonesian Immigration website)
  • Best time to visit: May to September
  • Adapter required (power points): Two pin socket and plug
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required

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Malaysia – occupies part of the Malay Peninsula and the island of Borneo. The country is well known for its rain forests,  beaches and mountains.

  • Capital city: Kuala Lumpur
  • Main language spoken: Malay
  • Basic Greetings: Selamat Pagi (Hello), Terima Kasih (Thank you)
  • Currency: Malaysian ringgit
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports
  • Tourist visa: Visa is required (eVisa can be applied on Malaysia Immigration website)
  • Best time to visit: March to October
  • Adapter required (power points): Three pronged UK plug
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required

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Singapore – The Lion City is a city-state in South East Asia. Singapore consists of 63 islands. Due to its tropical weather and multi culture, Singapore is one of the famous travel destinations in South East Asia.

  • Capital city: Singapore
  • Main language spoken: English, Malay, Tamil and Standard Mandarin
    • Basic Greetings in Malay: Selamat Pagi (Hello), Terima Kasih (Thank you)
    • Basic Greetings in Tamil: Wanakkam (Hello), Nandri (Thank you)
    • Basic Greetings in Standard Mandarin: Nihao (Hello), Xiexie (Thank you)
  • Currency: Singapore dollar
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports
  • Tourist visa: Visa is required (latest information can be found on Singapore Immigration website)
  • Best time to visit: February to April
  • Adapter required (power points): Two round pins or Three rectangular pins or Three round pins
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required

Things to do


Thailand, formerly known as Siam, is divided into four regions – Northern Thailand, Northeast Thailand, Central Thailand and South Thailand.

The country is amicably known as “Land of smiles” 🙂 .

  • Capital city: Bangkok
  • Main language spoken: Thai
    • Basic Greetings: sa-wat-dee (Hello), kop kun (Thank you)
  • Currency: Thai baht
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports
  • Tourist visa: Visa is on arrival for Indian citizens (latest information can be found on Thailand Immigration website)
  • Best time to visit: November to April
  • Adapter required (power points): Two flat parallel pins or two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin or two round pins
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required

Things to do


Vietnam is known for its Buddhist pagodas and its beaches.

  • Capital city: Hanoi
  • Main language spoken: Vietnamese
    • Basic Greetings: Xin chao (Hello), Xin cam on (Thank you)
  • Currency: Vietnamese dong
    • Forex Exchange: Currency can be exchanged at any international airports
  • Tourist visa: Visa on arrival for Indian citizens (latest information can be found on Vietnam Immigration website)
  • Best time to visit: February to April
  • Adapter required (power points): Two flat parallel pins or Two round pins or Two round pins and Two earth clips on the side
  • Driving licence: International unexpired valid driving licence is required

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