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Also known asSoutheast Asian Anthem
LyricsPayom Valaiphatchra
MusicKittikhun Sodprasert
Sampow Triudom
Adopted20 November 2008

The ASEAN Way is the official anthem of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The lyrics were written by Payom Valaiphatchra (Thai: พยอม วลัยพัชรา; RTGSPhayom Walaiphatchara) and the music composed by Kittikhun Sodprasert (Thai: กิตติคุณ สดประเสริฐ; RTGSKittikhun Sotprasoet) and Sampow Triudom (Thai: สำเภา ไตรอุดม; RTGSSamphao Trai-u-dom), the winning entry out of 99 finalists from all ten ASEAN countries.

ASEAN Anthem Competition[edit]

The competition was launched and was announced throughout all the member states of ASEAN, in a bid to find an official anthem to replace the formerly de facto regional anthem, ASEAN Hymn, which was considered as lacking in gusto and passion by several member states. The competition was open to all the nationals of ASEAN, limiting to 20 entries per member state. The winning entry received over US$20,000 in reward and was declared as the official regional anthem of Southeast Asia. The panel of judges unanimously voted The ASEAN Way as the official regional anthem of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in the final round on 20 November 2008.


  • Language: English
  • The anthem should reflect ASEAN dignity, cooperation, and solidarity.
  • Should reflect ASEAN's diverse culture and ethnicity
  • Should be an original composition
  • Must not be longer than 60 seconds

Panel of judges[edit]

And 3 non-ASEAN judges:


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

We dare to dream, we care to share.
Together for ASEAN
we dare to dream,
we care to share for it’s the way of ASEAN.