Find Printing and Publishing expertise in Brunei Darussalam
Macmillan is one of the key international players in Brunei’s publishing industry, as well as the many university publishing houses involved predominately in the educational side of publishing. Brunei is not listed in the Global Competitiveness Report 2012–13 for its intellectual property protection, however neighbouring countries, such as Singapore has a score of 6.1 and is ranked 2out of 144 countries. In comparison, Malaysia, which lies directly next to Brunei, has a score of 4.9 and is ranked 31 in the report.
The official language of Brunei is Standard Malay, however English is also widely used as a business and working language and is used in instruction in secondary and tertiary education creating a market for educational publishers in particular. There is also a small minority of the population who speak Mandarin and Chinese dialects, as well as native languages of Borneo. The country’s youth literacy rate is around 94% with the country being placed 71 out of 194 countries for its literacy (2012). Brunei is one of the eight members of the ASEAN Book Publishers Association (ABPA) and the Asia Pacific Publishers Association (APPA) and is represented by the Language and Literature Bureau — which is in charge of the promotions and development of literature and folklore in the country — and the Brunei Book Publishers Association.
The Brunei Book Fair is an annual event organised by the Language and Literature Bureau. BruDirect.com has written on the ten-day event which occurred in 2012, and have emphasised that it is ‘proof that the community are more aware of the benefits of reading to acquire knowledge and information […] the reading culture will continue to flourish’ (2012).
The country’s main universities include, the Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Kolj Universiti Perguruan Ugama (KUPU) and Institut Tekbologi Brunei. The Brunei student population totals 21,500 with around 3,000 international students attending institutions.
Founded in 2006, the country’s main newspaper is the Brunei Times. Brunei Press Sdn Bhd is the most established and is the largest printing company in the country. They normally publish the country’s daily newspapers alongside printing for the government and other local businesses.
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