Red denotes brotherhood and equality; white
signifies purity and virtue; the crescent moon
symbolizes a young nation on the ascendancy;
the five stars represent the nation's ideals of
democracy, peace, progress, justice, and equality.
• “ The lion head symbolizes courage, strength
and excellence, as well as resilience in the face
of challenges. It is in solid red against a white
background - the colors of the national flag. Its
mane's five partings represent the same five
ideals that are embodied in the five stars of
the national flag, namely democracy, peace,
progress, justice and equality.
Demographics Of Singapore
3.9% of GDP
3.41 deaths per 1000
7.72 births per 1000
0.9% rate of change
North of Equator
Total area is 270 sq.
•The earliest known settlement on Singapore was in
the second century AD.
•Between the 16th and early 19th centuries, it was
part of the Sultanate of Johar.
•In 1819, Thomas Stamford Raffles arrived and signed a
treaty with Sultan Hussein Shah.
•In 1824, the entire island became a British possession
under a further treaty with the Sultan and
•By 1860, the population exceed 80,000, with over half
of the population being Chinese.
Land and People
• 77% Chinese, 14% Malay,
• The people of Singapore
are predominantly Chinese.
• With large Malay and
• Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism
and Christianity are
• Malay, Tamil, Chinese and
English are the languages
• People here are friendly
New Parliament House
A view of the Causeway
The National Theatre
St. Andrews Cathedral
• The Singapore River is
a river in Singapore with great
• The northernmost part of the
watershed becomes River
• It is the place where Raffles
made the 1st trading port in
• June, July and August are
the most pleasant months
to visit Singapore.
• Singapore's climate is hot
• The island lies only 1
degree north of the
equator and thus has a
tropical rain forest climate.
• Another important
influence on Singapore's
climate is its maritime
• Although the heaviest
rain occurs from
• Singapore residents
almost every day.
• Singapore's rainfall
exceeds 90 inches per
Temperature and Humidity
• Singapore's close
proximity to the equator
means that its
temperature and humidity
remain relatively even
throughout the year.
• Its average daytime
temperatures are around
87 degrees Fahrenheit.
• The hottest weather
occurs in April.
• Lack of natural resources; Fishing and marine life exists
• Small area of land is suitable for agricultural purposes.
• Singapore is the world's third-largest oil-refining center.
• The production of chemicals is the second leading
• Human resource as the biggest natural resource.
• English common law
• Constitution: The Constitution of Singapore is
the supreme law of Singapore and it is
a codified constitution.
• Political ideology: Collectivism
• Singapore’s government system revolves
around a political ideology- meritocracy.
• Singapore has a total of 43 active parties.
• Singapore’s ruling party is the People’s Action
Corporate Social Responsibility
• The awareness and implementation of
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in
Singapore has been increasing over the past
four years since the formation of
the SINGAPORE COMPACT, a national society
promoting CSR in Singapore
The Arts and Heritage
• World’s fourteenth largest exporter.
• Singapore’s main exports are:
Machinery and equipment.
Chemicals, and other mineral fuels.
• World’s fifteenth largest importer
• The main imports are:
Machinery and equipment.
• CONSCUIOUS OF
CONFIRMED BY TOP
• A group oriented
Preference of order
Caring for others
quality of life
regional and global hub of sustainability
Is efficient: we develop with less resources
Is clean: we develop without polluting our
Is green: we develop while preserving
greenery, waterways and our natural
• Singapore has constantly
been ranked as one of the
least corrupted countries
globally. In fact, Singapore
ranks as the fifth least
corrupt country, behind
New Zealand, Denmark,
Finland and Sweden on
Perceptions Index 2012.
• Global Integration
• Home country
• People of home country
developed for key positions
everywhere in the world
Doing Business In Singapore
When seated, be
careful not to
cross your legs.
Gifts are always
Men usually wait
for a woman to
offer her hand first
1. Attitude towards
Status is ascribed to parent figures who are close and powerful.
2. Ways of motivating and
Intrinsic satisfaction is being loved and respected
3. Ways of thinking and
Intuitive, holistic and error correcting
4. Relationship between
5. Criticism and conflict
Save others face. Don’t lose power game.
• Collective, hi
• Focus on the
• High power
• Collective, hi
Green colour is
used for respect
Attitudes and Styles
• Distributive and contingency bargaining
• Competitive style
Sharing of Information
• Spend considerable time
• Some information is shared to build trust
Pace of Negotiation
Agreements and Contracts
• slow and protracted
• a holistic approach
• be patient, control your emotions
• love bargaining and haggling
• bargaining stage of a negotiation can be extensive
• avoid most aggressive or adversarial techniques
• consensus-oriented group
• moderate risk takers
• consider the specifi c situation
• written understandings after meetings
• detailed terms and conditions
• dependable and binding
• Employees are more highly motivated than their peers in Asia
• involving them in the decision-making process
• high flexibility in doing their jobs.
• responsibility, autonomy and knowledge sharing.
• acknowledged employees feelings and experiences.
• Work-life balance, pay, and the availability of opportunities.
MASLOW’S HIERARCHY OF NEEDS
• Competitive Salary
Future Orientation Values
Peddy Tan Lek Hen
• Age: 32 yrs.
• Founder of lost and
found anti theft services
• “When I was young, I
saw myself starting my
own business as an
escape route to provide
a better life for them,”
• Age: 25
• Area 9 Training
• Provider of
unications and brandings.
• “Being a boss, a
salesman, and a client all
at once is a challenge you
do not get anywhere else
but in business.”