Singapore - Culture
Social courtesies are quite formal in Singapore and handshaking is the usual form of greeting. (Please note: Muslims and some Hindus will not normally shake hands with someone of the opposite sex). Before entering temples, mosques or homes, shoes should always be removed. Smoking is generally frowned upon in Singapore and is illegal in enclosed public places. Smoking illegally or dropping cigarette butts can elicit an immediate fine of $500. It is important to remember that most first class restaurants as well as certain hotel dinning rooms require guests to dress for dinner.
There are four major languages found in Singapore: English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil. Most people in Singapore speak English as well as an additional official language as English is used in business, government and education.
Singapore is a multicultural and multi-religious country and as such, most major religious denominations are found there. Buddhism represents 33% of the population, Christians represent 18%, Muslims represent 15%, Taoism represents 11%, Hindus represent 5%, while people with no religion make up 17% of the population and a further 1% follow other minority religions.
Singapore Travel Information
At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Singapore.
Learn about the history and culture of Singapore, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Singapore's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Singapore for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Singapore tours today!
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