Ten Eight wrote:
Thanks for the input. I'll keep you in mind if this trip pans out.
Any cultural, behavorial type actions to avoid? For example, I think in the Phillipines it is considered crude to extend your hand for a handshake because your hand is used to wipe your ass. Things of that nature
Not so much, unless dealing with the muslim population then the usual taboos apply - don't offer them alcohol, don't offer them pork. That said, the local muslims are not the hard-line fundamentalist type, but are quite secular and cosmopolitan as they go.
Also there's the "don't mess with the ladies who don't seem to enjoy the attention" taboo, but I understand that it's a pandemic cultural condition just about everywhere...
Seriously though, if in doubt, ask. Singaporeans generally speak english quite well, especially the younger generation (I won't discuss the local slang - that's a whole entire essay), just speak clearly - or if the accent gets in the way, write it down.
And finally, since this is the ZS forum:
The current threat of a Zombie apocalypse in Singapore is currently rated as VERY LOW due to the strict quarantine laws and universal conscription.
As Singapore does not sit on or near a geological faultline, the chances of earthquake is NON-EXISTENT, likewise, we are not in tornado zone and are too low in the hurricane belt. We do however, sometimes get some pretty amazing weather during the tropical monsoon periods - please check with online weather services and dress appropriately.
Finally, as we're a small tropical island, there is no hinterland to "bug out" to. There are however, significant numbers of hardened shelters, both civil and privately owned located just about everywhere as part of our civil defence master plan - just bring your own food...