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Singapore - Culture Smart!
Singapore - Culture Smart!

Singapore - Culture Smart!

The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

Culture Smart!


168 Pages, 4.25 x 6.75

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, EPUB, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $11.99 (US $11.99) (CA $15.99)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781857338874

Rights: WOR X IN, PK, NP, BT, BD, LK, & MV

Kuperard (Jun 2019)


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Providing information not found in standard guides about daily interactions, cultural dos and don’ts, etiquette, and the ways business is conducted

Singapore is a land of immigrants. Although the Chinese are by far the largest ethnic group, it is more of a salad bowl than a melting pot—although a common identity has emerged since independence in 1965. With no natural resources, the newly independent state invested in education and trade, and today this sleek, air-conditioned nation is a global financial center that makes much of the West seem third-rate. Singaporeans are hardworking, goal-oriented individuals—modern individuals who love color, shopping, and are proud of being high-maintenance and competitive. Yet behind this consumerist façade is a deep respect for family and hierarchy, political passivity, and a fear of losing face. Culture Smart! Singapore describes how locals interact with each other and with outsiders, and it tells travelers what to expect and how to behave. 

Author Biography

Angela Milligan prepares people from Europe and North America for expatriate life, an important aspect of which is cultural-awareness training. Her publications include How to Survive in Style. Tricia Voute has taught philosophy in different parts of the world and written textbooks on the subject, as well as articles on cultural and faith issues in the Times and elswewhere. Tricia lived in Singapore for five years, teaching at the Tanglin School.