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intercultural training - EXPATRIATION SINGAPore

international mobility – singapore (1 DAY)


Getting used to the country

1. Understanding Singapore
•   A group of 4 million inhabitants in the heart of South East Asia
•   A “garden city” deprived of natural and agricultural resources
•   The promiscuity of an Indianised and Islamised society for this mainly Chinese enclave
•   History: the British and The Opium Wars in the development of the “Golden Age”

2. Singaporean values and behaviours
•   The Singapore of Lee Kuan Yew, Lee the Second
•   Educational system
•   One (Singapore)
•   Links between the political world and the business world
•   Social realities


Getting used to socialisation patterns

3. Singaporean communication styles
•   At the heart of Asian civilisations
•   Mostly Chinese
•   Community and hierarchy
•   Form and substance
•   The quest for harmony

4. Living and socialising  in Singapore
•   Socialising: getting to know people, getting acquainted, taboos and sensitive subjects
•   Languages - pragmatism
•   Anglo-Saxon influences



5. Expatriate life in Singapore
•    Moving and everyday life: procedures, accommodation, health, etc
•    Leisure, expat communities
•    Schools, extracurricular activities, sports.

6. Focus on your expatriation city
•    Getting your bearings, moving around the city
•    Unmissable things to see and do

7. Making your expatriation a success
•    Preparing for adaptation phases
•    Practical advice, questions-answers
•    Action plan: plan and objectives for the expatriate and their family.