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Product Details

  • Series: Culture Smart!
  • Paperback: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Kuperard; Reprinted edition edition (September 5, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1857333187
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857333183
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 0.5 x 6.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,365,208 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers, Sunday Times Travel - ...the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries, Global Travel - ...full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas, Observer - ...as useful as they are entertaining, Easy Jet Magazine - ...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world, New York Times.

About the Author

ANGELA MILLIGAN specializes in preparing individuals and families from Europe and North America for expatriate life, an important aspect of which is cultural awareness training. She has lived and worked in many parts of East Asia, as well as in Australia, Belgium, and the Argentine, and has briefed several major international companies on Singapore. Her publications include How to Survive in Style, a practical reference guide for newly arrived expatriates to Britain, and the Simple Guide to Australia. Angela is a graduate in history from the University of East Anglia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Beiman on July 8, 2007
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I gave this four stars instead of five since the section on business custom does not describe how business women should dress and behave in Singapore. There's the passing remark that women should only initiate handshakes when one is introduced to a (presumably male) colleague; otherwise, there is nothing about how to dress or behave when working in Singapore. Can we wear pants? or must we wear skirts?
The chapter about dining etiquette and entertaining was fascinating. I'll keep this around for my upcoming trip but only wish that it was a bit more helpful on the distaff side.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Singa Expat on December 10, 2009
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I didn't find this book particularly useful - the information was pretty straightforward and very general. Wouldn't recommend - you can get all this cultural info online with a bit of research.
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A must for anyone visiting Singapore....Very informative and a worthwhile book to keep on your bookshelf.
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