9781558687899

Culture Smart! Singapore

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  • ISBN13:

    9781558687899

  • ISBN10:

    1558687890

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-07-01
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Center Pub Co

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Summary

Culture Smart! Singapore offers illuminating insights into Singapore's culture and society. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Map of Singapore
7(1)
Introduction 8(2)
Key Facts 10(2)
Land and People
12(30)
Climate
13(1)
Flora and Fauna
14(1)
The People
15(7)
Singapore: A Brief History
22(10)
Lee Kuan Yew
32(1)
Social Change
33(4)
Law and Order
37(1)
Political Life
38(2)
Low Population Growth
40(2)
Values and Attitudes
42(20)
Common Asian Values
42(2)
Religion
44(1)
The Chinese
44(9)
The Malays
53(4)
The Indians
57(2)
Education
59(1)
A Goal-Driven Society
60(2)
Customs and Traditions
62(22)
Festivals and Holidays
62(7)
The Chinese Lunar Calendar
69(1)
Births
70(2)
Weddings
72(4)
Funerals
76(2)
Gift Giving
78(6)
The Singaporeans at Home
84(14)
Social and Family Relationships
84(1)
Children
85(1)
Lifestyle and Housing
86(1)
Invitations Home
87(2)
Greetings
89(1)
Public Display
90(1)
Boy Meets Girl
90(3)
National Service
93(1)
Names
93(5)
Food and Drink
98(8)
Cooking Styles
101(1)
Dietary Restrictions
102(1)
Food Courts
103(1)
Drink
104(2)
Time Out
106(20)
Tourism
106(1)
Getting Around
107(3)
Destinations
110(7)
Rules and Regulations
117(1)
Money
118(1)
Safety
119(1)
Shopping
119(3)
Nightlife
122(2)
Culture
124(2)
Banquets and Entertaining
126(8)
Eating Etiquette
126(2)
Seating Arrangements
128(1)
Making Speeches and Proposing Toasts
129(1)
Reciprocating
130(4)
Business Briefing
134(16)
The Economic Miracle
134(2)
Financial Management
136(2)
Building Relationships
138(1)
Introductions
139(1)
Small Talk
140(1)
Hands
140(1)
Business Cards
141(1)
Meetings
142(1)
Women in Business
143(1)
Saving Face
144(1)
Negotiating Styles
145(2)
Decision Making
147(1)
Contracts and Fulfillment
148(1)
Team Building
148(2)
Communicating
150(15)
Telecommunications
150(1)
The Internet
151(1)
The Media
151(2)
Postal Services
153(1)
Languages
154(8)
Body Language
162(1)
Humor
163(1)
Conclusion
163(2)
Further Reading 165(1)
Index 166

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