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Understanding Brunei: Home
This guide provides useful information and links to resources on Brunei.
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This educational video gives a brief introduction about Brunei.
Lessons are broken down into bite-sized chunks and it feels like you’re playing a game. Duolingo is a great introduction, but it can feel like you’re learning a random mix of information, often through repetition. The more you do, the more robust your vocabulary will be.
The only way to become fluent in a new language is to speak it. Tandem is geared toward conversations with native speakers. The idea is that you can help one another learn new languages via text, audio, and video chat. The app vets you and then helps you to find a partner who shares your interests. They teach you and you teach them.
Factiva have many content types includes newspapers, magazines, trade journals, blogs, podcasts, websites, and newswires like Dow Jones and Reuters. Search in English, or another language of your choice. Find listed Singapore and international companies information under Companies/Markets.
Use this database to gain access to analyst reports and forecasts for both economic and political aspects. The reports examine and explain issues shaping the countries, including the political scene, economic policy, domestic economy, sectoral trends, and foreign trade and payments.
Use Business Monitor International (BMI) Research to locate SWOT analysis, risk/reward ratings, macroeconomic forecasts and brief company profiles for countries in Asia and the Middle East. Use the data and forecast feature to compare geographies and indicators to perform analysis and generate charts.
This section informs the common scams and crimes to look out for when visiting Brunei.
Brunei travellers of all ages and backgrounds have been victims of scams overseas. Before you go overseas, be aware of some of the common scams that happen to travellers. Take steps to minimise your risk.
This section lists some recommended readings about Brunei.
Brunei by Marie-Sybille de Vienne; Aemilia LanyerNow an energy-rich sultanate, for centuries a important trading port in the South China Sea, Brunei has taken a different direction than its Persian Gulf peers. Immigration is restricted, and Brunei's hydrocarbon wealth is invested conservatively, mostly outside the country. Today home to some 393,000 inhabitants and comprising 5,765 square kilometers in area, Brunei first appears in the historical record at the end of the 10th century. After the Spanish attack of 1578, Brunei struggled to regain and expand its control on coastal West Borneo and to remain within the trading networks of the South China Sea. It later fell under British sway, and a residency was established in 1906, but it took the discovery of oil in Seria in 1929 before the colonial power began to establish the bases of a modern state. Governed by an absolute monarchy, Bruneians today nonetheless enjoy a high level of social protection and rule of law. Ranking second (after Singapore) in Southeast Asia in terms of standards of living, the sultanate is implementing an Islamic penal code for the first time of its history. Focusing on Brunei's political economy, history and geography, this book aims to understand the forces behind Brunei's to-and-fro of tradition and modernisation.
Call Number: Li Ka Shing Library Lifestyle Collection Level 2 DS779.23 .E24 2011
Call Number: Li Ka Shing Library Books Level 4 DS525.9.C5 A842 2005
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
Brunei Money and Banking by World Trade PressMoney is a primary need when youOCOre on the road and has the potential to cause major stress. Get the upper hand with this informative report on currency, travelerOCOs checks, money wiring, ATMs, banks, and credit cards in Brunei."
Brunei Women In Culture, Business and Travel by World Trade PressWomen often occupy different roles in a foreign culture. Avoid offensive assumptions and behavior by understanding the position of women in Bruneian society: their legal rights; access to education and health care; workforce participation; and their dating, marriage, and family life.
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