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Culture shock! Borneo : a survival guide to customs and etiquette

Author: Heidi Munan
Publisher: Tarrytown, N.Y. : Marshall Cavendish Editions, 2009.
Series: Culture shock!
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette in Borneo

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heidi Munan
ISBN: 9780761456599 0761456597
OCLC Number: 316825400
Description: vii, 264 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Map of Borneo --
1. First impressions --
Welcome to Borneo --
2. Overview --
Names --
Geography --
History --
Towns --
Religion --
3. People --
Lo, the cute native! --
Other inhabitants --
The Longhouse --
Family cycle --
4. Fitting in --
Them and us --
Bornean social circles --
Names/forms of address --
Come to the house! --
How wild is the wild man of Borneo? --
Births, weddings and deaths --
Ghosts and company --
5. Settling down --
House hunting --
God's creatures, great and small --
What to bring from home --
Phone book --
Driving --
Public transport --
Services --
Bills --
Banks --
Mail --
Clothes --
Health in the tropics --
Education. 6. Food and entertaining --
Markets --
Major foodstuffs --
Who cooks what? --
Eating out --
Eating out in style --
In more and more style --
You as host --
Mr. and Mrs. Tan at home --
Drop in anytime --
Food restrictions --
7. Enjoying your stay --
Translating needs into action --
To make a house a home --
Getting into the swim --
Tangible memories --
The Green hell of Borneo --
"Yes, we accept Visa!" --
Rules for longhouse visitors --
Cost of longhouse visits --
8. Do you speak Bahasa? --
Advice to the newcomer : learn Malay --
Local dialects --
English --
The Chinese have a word for it --
A Taste of Bahasa melayu --
9. I work here! --
The Confidant(e) --
The Relay system --
Proper channels of communication --
Hospitality --
Language --
Once and for all! --
Staff --
Office machinery --
Business golf --
Do you feed the crocodiles? --
Tread softly, friends --
Other work matters --
Working in the Ulu --
10. Fast facts --
Famous people --
Almost A to Z --
Culture Quiz --
Do's and don'ts --
Glossary --
Resource guide --
Further reading --
About the author --
Index.
Series Title: Culture shock!
Other Titles: Culture shock! Borneo
Borneo : a survival guide to customs and etiquette
Responsibility: Heidi Munan.

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