Vientiane, or Viangchan, Laos, the nation's capital and largest city. Situated on the Mekong River near the Thai border, it is a trade center, a river port, and the entry point for goods imported through Thailand.
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Malaysia, a country in southeastern Asia. It consists of Peninsular Malaysia, an 11-state mainland section on the Malay Peninsula, and the states of Sarawak and Sabah on the island of Borneo.
Sri Lanka, or Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, an island country in the Indian Ocean.