Are you a CEO, consultant or entrepreneur interested in entering or expanding your activity in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia´s market? Then this audiobook is for you! The main objective of this audiobook is to provide you with basic knowledge about Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia; an overview of their economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issues. Novice exporters, in particular will find it a useful starting point. Singapore´s historic role as trans-shipment centre for the south east Asia region has traditionally created opportunities across a broad spectrum of sectors. This globally connected, multi-cultural and cosmopolitan city state offers a conducive environment, especially to creative and knowledge-driven businesses. On the other hand, today, Malaysia is the world´s largest producer of computer disk drives and rubber and one of the largest producers of timber; while Indonesia is not the easiest place in the world in which to do business. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ayn Czubas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/015404/bk_acx0_015404_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Are you excited about planning your next trip? Do you want to try something new? Would you like some guidance from a local? If you answered ´´Yes´´ to any of these questions, then this Greater Than a Tourist audiobook is for you. Greater Than a Tourist - Penang Malaysia, by Tina Thanabalan, offers the inside scoop on Penang. Most travel guides tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist series, this audiobook will give you travel tips from someone who has lived at your next travel destination. You will discover advice that will help you throughout your stay. This audiobook will not tell you exact addresses or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge from a local that you may not find in other smaller travel guides. Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this audiobook, you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Georgie Leonard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122203/bk_acx0_122203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
TripAdvisor - Discovering and Experiencing Singapore This book takes you to the most popular spots (cosmopolitan getaways) of Singapore to sites off the beaten track, like the Haw Par Villa. Know what to do, where to go, what to eat, and even when to go to get the best deals and see the best events all year long. Singapore is never short of giving you what you want. This travelogue is an all-encompassing destination guide to this precious treasure of the east. Rich with history, and bursting forth with full-color photographs, Discovering and Experiencing Singapore is the ideal companion for anyone traveling to Singapore or even scholars of the Orient. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Martyn Clements. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/028124/bk_acx0_028124_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Bruised from the breakdown of her marriage, Esther Lomax needs to get away, and Malaysia seems the perfect place. But a day´s boat trip takes a desperate turn when Esther and six other holidaymakers are taken to a desert island and their guide doesn’t return. As the days pass, tensions erupt, secrets emerge, and time increasingly runs out, Esther must ask herself: Will she leave the island alive? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Antonia Beamish. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/001514/bk_howe_001514_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Over the last decade, the center of world power has been quietly shifting from Europe to Asia. With oil reserves of several billion barrels, an estimated 900 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, and several centuries´ worth of competing territorial claims, the South China Sea in particular is a simmering pot of potential conflict. The underreported military buildup in the area where the Western Pacific meets the Indian Ocean means that it will likely be a hinge point for global war and peace for the foreseeable future. In Asia´s Cauldron, Robert D. Kaplan offers up a vivid snapshot of the nations surrounding the South China Sea, the conflicts brewing in the region at the dawn of the 21st century, and their implications for global peace and stability. To understand the future of conflict in East Asia, Kaplan argues, one must understand the goals and motivations of its leaders and its people. Part travelogue, part geopolitical primer, Asia´s Cauldron takes us on a journey through the region´s boom cities and ramshackle slums: From Vietnam, where the superfueled capitalism of the erstwhile colonial capital, Saigon, inspires the geostrategic pretensions of the official seat of government in Hanoi, to Malaysia, where a unique mix of authoritarian Islam and Western-style consumerism creates quite possibly the ultimate postmodern society; and from Singapore, whose ´´benevolent autocracy´´ helped foster an economic miracle, to the Philippines, where a different brand of authoritarianism under Ferdinand Marcos led not to economic growth but to decades of corruption and crime. At a time when every day´s news seems to contain some new story - large or small - that directly relates to conflicts over the South China Sea, Asia´s Cauldron is an indispensable guide to a corner of the globe that will affect all of our lives for years to come. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Prichard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/003671/bk_tant_003671_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In their book Drive Nacho Drive, Brad and Sheena Van Orden traded the American Dream for the open road, and set off in their temperamental 1984 VW van named ´´Nacho.´´ After 13 months of humorous and sometimes demoralizing misadventures along the Pan-American Highway, our intrepid subjects eventually arrived at the southernmost town in the world in Tierra del Fuego. This is where 927 Days of Summer picks up the trail. After shipping Nacho from Argentina to Malaysia on a container ship, Brad and Sheena resume their journey, this time with the ambitious goal of driving all the way around the world. When they roll out of the shipping container onto Malaysian soil, their odometer turns over to 300,000 miles. Is Nacho really up for the brutal journey ahead? This hilarious and harrowing tale cuts through the sweltering jungles of Southeast Asia to the buzzing hornet´s nest of India, from the remote Nepalese Himalayas to the stony hills of Anatolia, on to the Sahara Desert of Africa, through Europe and beyond. Whether dodging rickshaws on crater-filled roads, defying Maoist rebels on cliff-hanging Himalayan tracks, getting hopelessly stuck in the desert on the Pakistani border, or becoming the subjects of an international missing persons´ case in the remote mountains of Laos, there is never a dull moment in 927 Days of Summer. Come along as a diverse cast of characters guides our determined travelers through a world of unfolding landscapes and cultures on the road trip to end all road trips, and then ask yourself: can you really just go home, unpack, and eat a sandwich? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brad Van Orden, Sheena Van Orden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/075899/bk_acx0_075899_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Master storyteller Peter Benchley combines high adventure with practical information in Shark Trouble, a book that is at once a thriller and a valuable guide to being safe in, on, under, and around the sea. The best-selling author of Jaws, The Deep, and other works draws on more than three decades of experience to share information about sharks and other marine animals. ´´Shark attacks on human beings generate a tremendous amount of media coverage,” Benchley writes, ´´partly because they occur so rarely, but mostly, I think, because people are, and always have been, simultaneously intrigued and terrified by sharks. Sharks come from a wing of the dark castle where our nightmares live - deep water beyond our sight and understanding - and so they stimulate our fears and fantasies and imaginations.” Benchley describes the many types of sharks (including the ones that pose a genuine threat to man), what is and isn’t known about shark behavior, the odds against an attack and how to reduce them even further - all reinforced with the lessons he has learned, the mistakes he has made, and the personal perils he has encountered while producing television documentaries, bestselling novels, and articles about the sea and its inhabitants. He tells how to swim safely in the ocean, how to read the tides and currents, what behavior to avoid, and how to survive when danger suddenly strikes. He discusses how to tell children about sharks and the sea and how to develop, in young and old alike, a healthy respect for the ocean. As Benchley says, ´´The ocean is the only alien and potentially hostile environment on the planet into which we tend to venture without thinking about the animals that live there, how they behave, how they support themselves, and how they perceive us. I know of no one who would set off into the jungles of Malaysia armed only with a bathing suit, a tube of suntan cream, and a book, and yet that’s precisely h... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Benchley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003058/bk_rand_003058_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Master storyteller Peter Benchley, author of Jaws, combines high adventure with practical information in Shark Trouble, a book that is at once a thriller and a valuable guide to being safe in, on, under, and around the sea. ´´Shark attacks on human beings generate a tremendous amount of media coverage,´´ Benchley writes, ´´mostly because people are simultaneously intrigued and terrified by sharks. Sharks come from a wing of the dark castle where our nightmares live and so they stimulate our fears and fantasies and imaginations.´´ Benchley describes the many types of sharks, what is and isn´t known about shark behavior, the odds against an attack and how to reduce them even further - all reinforced with the lessons he has learned, the mistakes he has made, and the personal perils he has encountered while producing television documentaries, best selling novels, and articles about the sea and its inhabitants. He tells how to swim safely in the ocean, how to read the tides and currents, what behavior to avoid, and how to survive when danger suddenly strikes. He discusses how to tell children about sharks and the sea and how to develop, in young and old alike, a healthy respect for the ocean. As Benchley says, ´´The ocean is the only alien and potentially hostile environment on the planet into which we tend to venture without thinking about the animals that live there. I know of no one who would set off into the jungles of Malaysia armed only with a bathing suit, a tube of suntan cream, and a book, and yet that´s precisely how we approach the oceans.´´ No longer. Not after you´ve heard Shark Trouble. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Benchley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000209/bk_rand_000209_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.