Expats in Singapore will find it easy to explore the local customs and cultures of the city-state. Different cultural influences are reflected in public holidays, food culture, art, and even the shopping districts of the city. There is a lot to discover in Singapore!
Singapore’s local customs and culture are largely defined by the main ethnic groups that make up the population. Chinese, Indian, Malay, and western influences are palpable in the city-state and make for a unique diversity of culture. Ethnic and religious equality and harmony are very important in Singapore. To keep the peace, strict laws have been implemented prohibiting spitting, littering, jay walking, and even chewing gum, among others. You will also come across many different temples, churches, and mosques, some of which you are free to visit. However, it’s important that you show some respect and cover your hair, shoulders, or legs if necessary.