Saturday, August 13, 2016

WOMEN OF BRUNEI, by Cécile Castilla & Nicola Lynskey

I couldn't resist buying this book, Women of Brunei, when I saw it at the Brunei International Airport waiting for a flight home to Singapore. It's time to go home after a week of being in the peaceful and quiet country. I liked Brunei!

I was very pleased to learn there's a 50% discount for this book, so I bought it for only BND15 (approximately US$11). What a great bargain for such a nice book!

I love the stories of these women. Inspiring! The above are just two stories I've shared from the book and there are 19 more amazing ones.

I tried searching for this book on Amazon with the hope of sharing the book link, but no such luck. You can, however, get it on Nollybook.com, a Brunei online bookstore.

From the book flap: 'Women of Brunei, Inspiring life stories,' is a moving journey into the lives of twenty one Bruneian women who all have one thing in common: a strong determination to achieve their goals. This is the underlying message throughout this book.

Chapter by chapter, the reader enters the lives of each of these amazing women: a prominent deputy minister, a diplomat, a market stall owner, an ambitious banker, a young rugby captain, a Royal Brunei Airlines captain, a military officer, a renowned pediatrician, a passionate teacher ... regardless of ethnic or social origin, regardless of age or task accomplished, they have all worked incredibly hard to get to where they are today. They are all Bruneian and all so proud of the fact that they live in Negara Brunei Darussalam, this multi-cultural country.