The Essential Guide to Customs & CultureBook - 2019
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: London :, Kuperard,, 2019.
Edition: Second edition.
Branch Call Number: 915.9570453 MI
Characteristics: 168 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.