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Singapore : the essential guide to customs & culture

Author: Angela Milligan; Tricia Voute
Publisher: London : Kuperard, 2019.
Series: Culture smart!
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Guidebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Milligan; Tricia Voute
ISBN: 9781857338874 1857338871
OCLC Number: 1104120302
Description: 168 pages : illustrations (black and white), map ; 17 cm
Contents: Land and people --
Values and attitudes --
Customs and traditions --
The Singaporeans at home --
Food and drink --
Time out --
Travel, health, and safety --
Business briefing --
Communicating.
Series Title: Culture smart!
Other Titles: Singapore : culture smart!
Culturer smart! Singapore
Responsibility: Angela Milligan and Tricia Voute.

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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. --Publisher

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