Beauty Queens, Regal Queens

Posted by Raziel on October 23rd, 2010 in Asia, Current affairs, East Asia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand | 5 Comments

I’ll confess that’s pretty misleading title because there’s no bikini clad women here, but what’s a poor unpopular writer to do when she needs your attention? (Flash you? Uh, no I said unpopular, not desperate.)

Anyways now that I’ve got you here and that little confession has soothed my conscience, let’s begin the real article.

In conjunction with EAF’s Melted Brains Friday, here’s an informative less words, more pictures post:

Meet the Queens and First Ladies of South East Asia:

1. Queen of Brunei

Her Majesty Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Hajjah Saleha

Credit: BruNt

2. First Lady of Cambodia

H.E. Bun Rany Hun Sen

3. First Lady of Indonesia

Kristiani Herrawati Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, also known as Ibu Ani Bambang Yudhoyono

Credit: Presidensby.ifo

Credit: Presidensby.ifo

4. First Lady of Lao PDR

Madame Keosaychay Sayasone

The President of Lao PDR, H.E. Mr. Choummaly Sayasone and Madame Keosaychay Sayasone at the Taj Mahal during their visit to India in Agra on August 28, 2008

The President of Lao PDR, H.E. Mr. Choummaly Sayasone and Madame Keosaychay Sayasone at the Taj Mahal during their visit to India in Agra on August 28, 2008 (credit:photodivision.gov.in)

5. Queen of Malaysia

Her Majesty Seri Paduka Baginda Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Nur Zahirah

Credit: malaysianmonarchy

6. First Lady of Myanmar

Madam Daw Kyaing Kyaing

7. President of Philippines

Madam Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo

8. First Lady of Singapore

Madam Ho Ching

© ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images

9. Queen of Thailand

Her Majesty Queen Sirikit

10. First Lady of Vietnam

Madam Tran Thi Kim Chi

Mrs. Laura Bush and Madame Chi, wife of Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet, pose for a photo Friday, June 22, 2007 on the Truman Balcony, during Madame Chi’s visit to the White House. White House photo by Chris Greenberg

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PS: I’ve done my best ( and hours!) to get you the clearest and best photos of the leading ladies. It was not easy!

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