South East Asia

South East Asia Indonesia | Malaysia | Philippines | Thailand


Factbook: Thailand

Thailand Geography Location: Southeastern Asia, bordering the Andaman Sea and the Gulf of Thailand, southeast of Burma Geographic coordinates: 15 00 N, 100 00 E Map references: Southeast Asia Area: total: 514,000 sq km land: 511,770 sq km water: 2,230 sq km Area – comparative: slightly more than twice the size of Wyoming Land boundaries:…


Factbook: Philippines

Philippines Geography Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam Geographic coordinates: 13 00 N, 122 00 E Map references: Southeast Asia Area: total: 300,000 sq km land: 298,170 sq km water: 1,830 sq km Area – comparative: slightly larger than Arizona Land boundaries: 0 km Coastline:…


Factbook: Malaysia

Malaysia Geography Location: Southeastern Asia, peninsula and northern one-third of the island of Borneo, bordering Indonesia and the South China Sea, south of Vietnam Geographic coordinates: 2 30 N, 112 30 E Map references: Southeast Asia Area: total: 329,750 sq km land : 328,550 sq km water: 1,200 sq km Area – comparative: slightly larger…


Factbook: Indonesia

Indonesia Geography Location: Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean Geographic coordinates: 5 00 S, 120 00 E Map references: Southeast Asia Area: total : 1,919,440 sq km land: 1,826,440 sq km water: 93,000 sq km Area – comparative: slightly less than three times the size of Texas Land boundaries: total:…


Fire and Life

Between Asia and Australia, stretched over 3,000 miles of tropical ocean are the 13,000 islands of Indonesia. The fractured, scattered landmasses are the result of immense volcanic activity, which continues even today; smoking volcanoes on the horizon are common sights when traveling through this fascinating area. A country of many different cultures, histories and climates,…


Where in the World is Wakatobi?

By Ken Knezick As the millennium approaches, our world is clearly getting smaller. Airlines struggle for market share, Net surfers search for bargains and frequent flyers rack up millions of mileage points, while we divers continue our quest for the next great diving destination. In light of all these globetrotting consumers, it’s heartening to know…