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To nurture the spirit of friendship among different groups of people.
To celebrate Singapore’s success as a harmonious nation and society built on rich diversity.
To bring to the students a greater sense of the historical importance of Singapore.
Koreans consider it rude to cross your legs in front of elders.
In Chinese families, it is common that younger siblings cannot address older siblings by name.
The father of a Hindu bride applies a red dot on the bride's forehead during the wedding ceremony as a blessing.
If you live in Singapore public housing, the Ethnic Integration Policy ensures that you will always have a neighbour who is of a minority group living on the same floor.
A spicy Peranakan dish.
A dialect spoken by Eurasians in Singapore.
A game traditionally played by Malays that combines the teamwork of volleyball, the dexterity of football and the fine finish of badminton.
To symbolise ‘sweet reunion’ – harmony and unity
To symbolise prosperity
To invite good health
European and Asian intermarriages.
Kuih Tutu – a rapidly steamed snack made with rice flour filled with either ground peanut and sugar or shredded coconut and served on pandan leaves.
Kristang language – a Portuguese creole.
Sogee cake – a dense cake made with semolina (a type of wheat), much like European Sand cake.
Remove footwear before entering mosques and temples.
Eating and drinking is usually prohibited.
Taking photos at religious sites is generally acceptable.
Sleeping on soft mattresses