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3 books about Myanmar culture for expatriates – Key contents & how to get them

The three books about Myanmar culture for expatriates: Respecting Myanmar culture in the work place, Culture and Beyond Myanmar, When Global Meets Local – How Expatriates can Succeed in Myanmar

The EU Ambassador to Myanmar posted “When Global Meets Local – How Expatriates can Succeed in Myanmar” on Twitter.

The author of the book will contribute 25% of the book sales in Myanmar to people in need in Myanmar (Since 15th Nov 2022).

Where to buy this bestselling book to support a good cause? At Innwa bookshops (Times City and Myanmar Plaza) and more

Key contents of the three books and how to get them:

1. Respecting Myanmar culture in the workplace

The book is about business etiquette in Myanmar offices, with image illustrations. (Greeting and Language, Body Language and Physical Contact, Dress Code, Eating and Drinking, Customs and Ceremonies, Social Interactions

Free download of the e-book:

2. Culture and Beyond Myanmar

The book is about Myanmar culture in general. It covers a broad range of topics about Myanmar such as geographical background and religion, astrology, arts literature and festivals, occasions and etiquette, activities and stories, food and medicine. The book also describes many beliefs and superstitions in Myanmar which are embedded in Buddhist religion and animist traditions.

You can buy this book at major bookshops in Yangon

3. When Global Meets Local – How Expatriates can Succeed in Myanmar

The book focuses on the title topic building on understanding the cultural root of people in Myanmar and the recent social changes there. It covers the most common intercultural conflicts between foreigners and local people, what the locals think of foreigners and 15 comparable thoughts between expatriates and locals (how they easily misinterpret each other’s “strange” behaviours). It equips the expatriate readers with the 2 survival rules, 3 Keys to Success, and 12 Simple and Applicable Lessons for them to succeed in Myanmar.

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