Know the facts and location of the beautiful country of South-Asia – Bangladesh. Continue reading “Where is Bangladesh?”
These are some of the famous politicians in the history of Bangladesh from before and after the independence of the country. Continue reading “Famous people in Bangladesh history (Part-II)”
A complete list of land-phone codes for all the cities in Bangladesh. Continue reading “Complete list of international city telephone codes for Bangladesh”
History and current status of daylight saving time in Bangladesh. Continue reading “Daylight saving time in Bangladesh”
Here is a list of address and phone numbers of the leading life insurance companies in Bangladesh Continue reading “List of life insurance companies in Bangladesh”
The Bir Sreshtho (The Most Valiant Hero), is the highest military award of Bangladesh. It was awarded to the following seven freedom fighters who showed utmost bravery and died in action for their nation. Continue reading “Famous people in Bangladesh history (Part – I)”
Here is a list of the fine you need to pay if you violate any traffic rule in Bangladesh. The fine will be double, if you caught by any special traffic police, check post, or police petrol car. Continue reading “Fine for violating traffic rules in Bangladesh”
If you ever have necessity to send any fax to all the national daily newspapers of Bangladesh, this post could be handy for you. Here you’ll find the fax and phone numbers of all of them. Continue reading “Fax and phone numbers of the Bangladeshi newspapers”
Learning Bengali Language for foreigners could be handy while traveling Bangladesh. Most educated people at Bangladesh can understand and speak English. So it will not be any problem in your travel if you can’t speak Bengali. But if you can speak a little Bengali/Bangla, you can win the heart of any local people here in less then a minute. So if you have any plan to stay longer at Bangladesh, it is advisable that you learn some Bengali.
Here are some of the institutes where you can learn Bengali very well:
Institute of Modern Language, Dhaka University
This institute has short and long course on Bengali for the foreigners. A library and five language labs are available for the students. Being a public university, it is also cheap. You can contact:
Prof. Monsur Musa
Bengali Language Department
Dhaka Language Club
They have 2 campus at Banani & Dhanmondi. Provide short course on Bengali language for foreigners.
Heed Language Center
They provide several short courses on Bengali whole year long.
House # 96, Road # 13/C, Block # E, Banani, Dhaka-1213
Phone: +88-02-8812390, +88-02-9896028, +88-01199022281
LearnBangla Bangla learning center
They have language course from beginners to advance level. Have good materials to assist learning.
House # 57, Road # 7/A, Block # H
Know about any other language center? Let us know in the comment.
Few years back, I was in the largest computer fair in Bangladesh, asking the big Internet providers of the country, if they could give me a solution of a portable Internet connection. None of them could, except just one whose technology could give me a device with which I’ll get portability in my room only Continue reading “Internet facilities in Bangladesh”
There are lots of govt. approved money exchange companies at Dhaka city, mostly at Matijheel, Fakirapool, Dilkusha, and Gulshan area from where foreigners can purchase USD in exchange of Tk.
It is not possible to purchase USD from any bank for a foreigner unless they can prove that they have exchanged the dollars to taka from their bank earlier on. This applies to only tourists and volunteers. As an expat, if you’ve paid in USD to a Bangladeshi foreign currency bank account, you are allowed to withdraw that dollar amount without limitations but only when you can prove you are leaving the country.
Some people reported of being success with waiters at high end hotels willing to exchange USD out of Tk. that they had received in tips. Worth a try.
Also you can give a call to the US embassy. May be they can suggest you some place to get USD. But be extremely careful about any unauthorized person in exchanging currency. Recently some case has been reported about making false USD here. You can be easily cheated.