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Singapore Culture

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Geographical Information Singapore is located at the southern tip of the Malayan Peninsula between Malaysia and Indonesia. Singapore has a total land area of 714.3 km².

Singapore is separated from Indonesia by the Singapore Strait and from Malaysia by the Straits of Johor. History The modern history of Singapore began in 1819 when Englishman Sir Stamford Raffles established a British port on the island.
During World War II, Singapore was conquered and occupied by the Japanese Empire from 1942 to 1945. When the war ended, Singapore reverted to British control, with increasing levels of self-government being granted, culminating in Singapore's merger with the Federation of Malaya to form Malaysia in 1963.
Singapore became an independent republic on 9 August 1965. Demographical Information Singaporean culture is being a multi-racial society, Singapore is home to a collage of communities, cultures and religions, each accompanied by a rich heritage that dates far back.

76 per cent of the people in Singapore are Chinese
18 per cent are Malay
6 per cent are Indian
population density 5,314 persons per square kilometer (1997) (13,763 persons per square mile) Spoken Languages
Official languages: English 23%, Chinese35%, Malay
14.1%, and Tamil 3.2%.
English is the common language of the nation and is the language of business, government and medium of instruction in schools.
Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9% Main Economic Activities Political Configuration The politics of Singapore takes the form of a parliamentary representative democratic republic whereby the President of Singapore is the head of state, the Prime Minister of Singapore is the head of government, and of a multi-party system.

the legislature, executive and judiciary,

"Hybrid regime“ common law system Singaporean Culture Introduction Our thesis statement about Singapore is how the diversity of ethnic groups has changed the family culture, state and the global worldview.

We want to show that the main feature of Singapore is its multiethnic character. These characteristic has changed the way of behave, to think and has develop a highly effective culture. To understand these thesis its necessary to review some historical facts and actual repercussions. Well the main one is Trade and Shipping. They import and export goods in and out of the country: Earnings $414.8 billion (2011 est.)
Export goodsmachinery and equipment (including electronics and telecommunications), pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, refined petroleum products
Main export partners:

Malaysia 12.2%, Hong Kong 11.0%, China 10.4%, Indonesia 10.4%, United States 5.45%, Japan 4.5%, References Luthans, Fred. : International management : culture, strategy, and behavior / Fred Luthans, Jonathan P. Doh. Boston : McGraw-Hill Irwin, c2009
Singapore general information. (s.f.). Retrieved on January 25, 2013 from: http://www.lotusasiatours.com/singapore-general-information
Singapore government, (S.f). Retrieved on January 25, 2013 from: http://www.gov.sg/
Asean Organitation, (S.f). Retrieved on January 25, 2013 from: http://www.asean.org/ Thanks for your attention! To become one of the most important trading ports and have an economy based on trade, Singapore needs to attract traders and these are the neighbors of that country.
Because much of the ethnic diversity are Asian Singapore has a high-context culture, witch means they share the following beliefs:
Their relationships are relatively long lasting, and individuals feel deep personal involvement with each other.
Communication often its implicit
All of them share strong religious habits
Beliefs on team and collectivism. CONCLUSIONS
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