Culture Briefing: Malaysia gives you current, in-depth information found in no
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• how Malaysian drivers view pedestrians

• what Malaysians consider to be one of heaven's greatest gifts

• how different Malaysian ethnic groups greet each other

• what it means to "lose face" in Malaysia

• how Malaysians view public-speaking ability

• how Malaysians feel about the supernatural and superstitions

• appropriate behavior towards elderly Malaysians
   
• what will happen if you criticize or get angry with someone
   
• what type of questions you can expect a Malaysian to ask you

• how Malaysians feel about intermarriage between ethnic groups

• why you should be cautious about wearing yellow

• how Malaysians receive gifts

• why you should decline an offer of the alcoholic drink arrack.

• what traits Malaysian business people value
   
• who is the supreme ruler in a Malaysian home
   
• what type of illness Malaysians feel can be best cured by a shaman or
bomah

• and much, much more.


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• Anyone striving to understand Malaysian culture.


Frequent updates assure current information

Research is ongoing and Culture Briefing: Malaysia's 16,400 words are
frequently updated, assuring you it contains current information.


Special features improve usefulness

Culture Briefing: Malaysia contains special features that increase its
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• A complete table of contents linked to the text lets you find information
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• A 泥o's and Don稚s list helps keep you on the right foot.

• A 擢ast Facts box provides quick reference to the names of Malaysia's
current heads of state and government as well as quality-of-life statistics


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periods in a variety of foreign cultures and writing about travel, geography
and culture for both the popular press and college-level textbooks.


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Contents of
Culture Briefing: Malaysia

INTRODUCTION
Fast Facts

HISTORY

THE MALAYSIAN PEOPLE
Customs and Ways
Do's and Don'ts
Conducting Business
Subcultures
Class Distinctions
Language

HOME AND FAMILY
Marriage
The Role of Women
Funerals
Names
Health and Welfare
Dress
Food and Dining

EDUCATING THE CHILDREN

RELIGIOUS PRACTICES
Malays
Chinese
Indian Hindus
Indian Sikhs
Indigenous People

MAKING A LIVING
Industry
Problems of the Economic Boom

PASSING LEISURE TIME
Festivals
Sports

THE ARTS
Literature
Music
Dance
Painting

POLITICAL WAYS
Local Administration
Parties

USEFUL INTERNET LINKS
Malaysia News Sources



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