Introduction

Topics: Singapore, Singapore dollar, Culture of Singapore Pages: 7 (1638 words) Published: September 20, 2013
EXPLORING SINGAPORE

Presented to

Tammy Pate
Professor
Ivy Tech Community College

Prepared by

Jameson Hutchison
Business Administration Student
Ivy Tech Community College--Evansville

April 14, 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION……………………………………………………………………………1

MAP…………………………………………………………………………………………..1

RESEARCH………………………………………………………………………………….1

Documents Needed To Travel………….……………………………………………..2

Costs to Travel……………………………………………………………………….. 2

Culture……………………………………………………………………………….. 2

Business…………………………………………………………………………….....3

Greeting Gifts…...…………………………………………………………………….4

Business Format……………………………………………………………………….4

Religion………………………………………………………………………………..4

Recommendations……………………………………………………………………...5

CONCLUSION……………………………………………………………………………… 5

REFERENCES………………………………………………………………………………. 6

Introduction to Singapore

Known as one of, if not the top place to do business in the world, Singapore is the place to go right now. With the world’s freest economies and an international modern city-state, is not just a dot in map of the world economy (Guide to Singapore Work Culture for Newcomers 2009, April 1). Along with that, many cultures and customs make Singapore one of the more unique places to do business. With low levels of corruption along with being one of the biggest trade ports in Asia, business can be done quite easy and successfully there. A trip to Singapore would be ideal for anyone in the business world for many reasons.

Below is a map labeling Singapore. In Southeast Asia, Singapore is located between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean. Singapore is also between parts of Malaysia and Indonesia and features a rainforests along with a hot and humid climate. Singapore’s location has helped the city-state grow to become the largest port in the region, and one of the busiest in the world. Indonesia and Malaysia are the bordering countries on the outside of Singapore. Singapore holds well over five million people in their country (Where Is Singapore? 2013).

Map

(Singapore World Map Location 2012)
Research
Singapore is twelve hours ahead of the Unites State’s Eastern Time. Six months from now the weather in Singapore stays warm due to being so close to the equator but stays wet during the winter months. (Current Local Time In Singapore 2013) A light jacket might be needed but preparation includes keeping dry. The weather is fairly content but is known for a lot of rain during the time of the stay.

Language wise Singapore has four different languages they use. Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and English are the most common languages in Singapore. English is the most popular language and is the language which brings in the different ethnic groups. Children are taught in English at school but also learn their language used in their family to make sure they don't lose contact with their traditions (About Singapore 2013). In help with breaking cultural barriers time can be set up to help learn simple words along with greetings and goodbyes. Bringing a book that converts languages might be useful, along with finding a translator.

Documents Needed to Travel
To gain entry into Singapore, people will need a passport with at least six months of validity. Along with that, a visa is needed if applicable. People in the United States and Canada do not need a visa if the stay is 14 days or under. A vaccination for yellow fever is needed if people have come from infected area. Sufficient funds which would be in Singapore currency (SGD). Coins come in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 cent and $1 intervals. Dollar notes are available in $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500, $1000 and $10,000. $0.81 in America equals to $1 Singapore dollar (Things to Know before Visiting Singapore 2013). Below is a chart stating that in 2010 Singapore was on top of the list in GDP for capita and...

References: About Singapore (2013) Retrieved from http://www.singaporeexpats.com/about-singapore/culture-and-language.htm
Current Local Time In Singapore (2013) Retrieved from http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=236
Doing Business In Singapore (2009) Retrieved from http://www.communicaid.com/access/pdf/library/culture/doing-business-in/Doing%20Business%20in%20Singapore.pdf
Doing Business in Singapore
Gifts (2013) Retrieved from http://www.ediplomat.com/np/cultural_etiquette/ce_sg.htm
Guide to Singapore Work Culture for Newcomers (2009, April 1) Retrieved from http://www.guidemesingapore.com/blog-post/singapore-life/singapore-work-culture-for-newcomers
Religions in Singapore (2013) Retrieved from http://worksingapore.com/articles/live_7.php
Singapore Tops the GDP Chart (2013) Retrieved from http://www.forbes.com/sites/surekhaayadav/2012/08/14/singapore-tops-the-gdp-charts/
Singapore Unemployment Rate (2013) Retrieved from http://www.indexmundi.com/singapore/unemployment_rate.html
Singapore World Map Location (2012) Retrieved from http://www.travellong.info/singapore-world-map/
Singaporean Meetings (2012) Retrieved from http://www.worldbusinessculture.com/Business-Meetings-in-Singapore.html
Things to Know Before Visiting Singapore (2013) Retrieved from http://www.goway.com/asia/singapore/si_beforeyougo.html
Where is Singapore. (2013, February 12).  Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
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