Intercultural Communication

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Being a foreign worker is really a challenging task. Especially, Singapore, multi-cultural and multi-language speaking country is not an exception.
I was excited when I got an opportunity to work in Singapore as a project engineer. I have done some research prior to my arrival and found that Singapore is a cosmopolitan society where people live harmoniously and interactions among different races are commonly seen. The immigrants of the past have given the place a mixture of Malay, Chinese, Indian, and European influences, all of which have intermingled.
Though, it is far away from my home town, I decided to migrate to Singapore in June, 2012. It was an unforgettable moment when I touched Singapore. Everything was new to me, hours of journey in flight, a fabulous airport, Immigration & security check, languages written on the sign board and Not only those, buildings, routes, transports, fare systems, languages spoken around, dressings and the way of speaking etc, in other words, it was a cultural change and a shock to me.
Later I reached my staff house; I got a call from my childhood friend, who has 2 years of working and living experience in Singapore. He invited me to go to white sands mall, Pasir ris where he lives by and to do some shopping. I was excited to meet him as I miss him since 2 years and love to see him back in abroad. I went to the mall and waiting for his arrival at the entrance, when I saw him walking on the road to the mall, I couldn’t resist myself to run and hug him in the pathway to the mall. Surprisingly, he avoided me and just told me to stop doing this.
I was really felt bad and hurt as I done this to him many times. I do not understand that why he did behave to me like this and I could not control my feelings. As time passes in shopping, he slowly explaining me that Singapore is not like India where friends go out with holding their…...

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