Travel Tips for Singapore Trip

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<ul><li><p>Singaporean Etiquette to Learn for Your Trip </p><p>By Vincere </p><p>Singapore is a multi-ethnic country with 76 percent, 15 percent Chinese, Malay and Indian inhabitants is </p><p>6 percent. These ethnic groups enjoy racial unity and national peace. The younger Singaporean </p><p>generation considers themselves first and Singapore believes in building a common national culture that </p><p>is beyond the individual ethnic differences. Here is a look at some labels and common standards of </p><p>Singapore. </p><p>For more 2015 Travel Destinations Visit: </p><p>Meeting People </p><p>Greetings usually follow a strict protocol. If you encounter people like Chinese, you can offer a </p><p>handshake with a slight bow. Men and Malay women do not offer a handshake to another due to </p><p>traditions Islam, however, two women and two men can shake hands. Likewise, the same sex only can </p><p>shake hands in ethnic Indians. After meeting with the person of the opposite sex, nodding with a smile is </p><p>generally appreciated. </p><p>Non-verbal cues </p><p>Singaporeans pay attention to nonverbal cues, including facial expression, tone of voice, and posture. </p><p>They are subtle and implicit in their communication to maintain respect for the other person. Silence is </p><p>an important part of their communication because it indicates that you give enough consideration </p><p>before speaking. </p><p>Touching someone's head is rude and insulting because the head is considered sacred; while walking is </p><p>considered the lowest part and unclean and showing the bottom of the feet may offend your </p><p>Singaporean host. </p><p>Food and Dining </p><p>Food and eating is the most common way of interaction between people which gives the best chance to </p><p>build a relationship with your Singaporean host. In Singapore, the food is the center of leisure. The food </p><p>is usually served on the table in dishes to be shared by all. </p><p>Appetizers and drinks are scarce and dinner is usually served immediately without entry to the arrival of </p><p>guests. You are required to wash your hands before meals in both Indian and Malaysian homes. They </p><p>use their right hand to eat while some dishes are eaten directly in the hand without the participation of </p><p>a fork or spoon. After a meal with an Indian host, it is expected to remain for an hour of conversation. </p><p>Gift Tags </p><p>Gift tags vary between ethnic groups in Singapore. If you give gifts to ethnic Chinese, make sure to wrap </p><p>it in colored wrappers like red, pink and yellow. Scissors, knives or giving any sharp object should be </p><p>avoided because it shows that you are severing your relationship with the receiver. </p><p>Your gift may be refused three times before being accepted. This is done to show that the receiver is not </p><p>greedy. The gift of flower is not well taken because they are associated with the disease and funerals. </p><p></p></li><li><p>When giving gifts to ethnic Malays, avoid the alcohol, toy dogs, or anything made out from skin of pigs. </p><p>Wrap the gift in red or green paper while white should be avoided because it is a sign of death and </p><p>mourning. Offer the gift with your right hand if you have something to give. Avoid black and white </p><p>wrapping paper; rather use bright colours because they are thought to bring good fortune. </p><p>For more 2015 Travel Destinations Visit: </p><p>Because of the ethnic diversity in Singapore, it is important for you to know the ethnicity of your host to </p><p>follow the protocols correctly. Singaporeans are generally friendly and welcoming and show great </p><p>hospitality if you follow their customs. </p><p></p></li></ul>