Quickly identify which Asia-Pacific Beanie Babies go together as a set (in columns), and the country (in rows) with the chart below. This will help you determine the value and gain more knowledge about your Beanie Babies for when you are looking to sell your collection. For more information on the current values, the Beanie Babies Price Guide is the most updated guide available for a nominal price.
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Asia-Pacific Sets at a Glance
Australia – Flag
The present Australian flag can be considered to consist of three main elements:
1. The Union Jack in the upper left quadrant denotes Australia’s historical links with Great Britain.
2. The constellation of the Southern Cross, on the right half of the flag, consists of five stars in a more or less kite-like pattern.
3. The Commonwealth Star or Star of Federation, located in the lower left quadrant, has seven points to denote the six states and the combined territories of the Commonwealth.
Australia – Flower
Golden Wattle (Acacia pycnantha) was accepted as Australia’s national flower for much of last century but it was not proclaimed as the national floral emblem until 1988, the year of Australia’s bicentenary.
Significant Australian Dates
January 26th: Australia Day. This is Wattlie bear’s birthday.
All hang tags and tush tags are in English.
Japan – Flag
The Japanese flag is called Hinomaru (circle of the sun). The red circle on the white background symbolizes the sun.
Japan – Flower
Japan has no official national flower. Most people, however, consider the cherry blossom the unofficial national flower of Japan. Furthermore, the chrysanthemum is the symbol for Japan’s emperor. Japan’s Imperial Crest is a sixteen petaled chrysanthemum.
Significant Japanese Dates
February 11th: Japan’s National Foundation Day (kenkoku kinenbi). According to the earliest Japanese history books, on this day in the year 660 BC the first Japanese emperor was crowned. This is Ai and Japan bears’ birthdays.
Korea – Flag
The flag of South Korea is white with a red and blue yin-yang symbol in the center; there is a different black trigram from the ancient I Ching (Book of Changes) in each corner of the white field
Korea – Flower
Rose of Sharon (Mugungwha).
Significant Korean Dates
January 22nd: start of the traditional New Year. This is Nara bear’s birthday.
February 12th: (Lunar) New Year’s Day. This is Mugungwha bear’s birthday.
October 3rd: Korean nation established. This is Coreana and Korea bears’ birthdays.
Malaysia – Flag
The flag of Malaysia consists of 14 red and white stripes of equal width, and a blue rectangle in the upper left-hand corner bearing a crescent and a star. The blue rectangle contains the crescent which is the symbol of Islam, and the star with its 14 points symbolizes the unity of the 13 states of the Federation with the Federal Government. The yellow of the crescent and the star is the royal colour of the hereditary Malay Rulers. The design was based on the flag of the USA.
Malaysia – Flower
Hibiscus or Bunga Raya. The five petals symbolize the Rukunegara (the Five Principles of Nationhood), while the color red represents courage.
Significant Malaysian Dates
February 1st: Federal City Day, the day Kuala Lumpur became the first federal territory. This is Bunga Raya bear’s birthday.
August 31st: Independence from UK, National Day declared. This is Wirabear bear’s birthday.
New Zealand – Flag
The flag of New Zealand is blue with the Union Jack in the upper left quarter. On the right side is four red five-pointed stars edged in white; the stars represent the Southern Cross constellation.
New Zealand – Flower
Significant New Zealand Dates
February 6th: Waitangi Day. In 1840 the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands. This is Ferny bear’s birthday.
Singapore – Flag
Symbolism of the national flag: red symbolises universal brotherhood and equality of man, while white signifies purity and virtue. The crescent moon represents a young nation on the rise and the five stars signify the ideals of democracy, peace, progress, justice and equality.
Singapore – Flower
The national flower of Singapore, Vanda Miss Joaquim, was first discovered in 1893 by Agnes Joaquim, an Armenian. The orchid is a natural hybrid between V. teres and V. hookeriana.
Significant Singapore Dates
January 28th: Day of Mankind (Ren Ri). This is Joaquim bear’s birthday.
August 9th: Singapore became an independent nation. This is Singabear, Maju and Merlion bears’ birthdays.
Singlish, a Singaporean patois mixing English with the odd phrase of Chinese, Malay and even Tamil, has two entries – lah and sinseh – in the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Although English is the official working language and the most widely used language in Singapore, the national anthem ‘Majulah Singapura’ is actually sung in Malay. All hang tags and tush tags are in English.
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