When doing business with other nationalities besides our own, it's important that we first do some research and check about the culture, manners and etiquette of our business counterparts. Knowledge of this is one of the important factors to the success of your negotiations and your business overall. Singaporean culture can be sometimes hard to understand especially for foreigners. One key concept of our culture is called "Kiasu". Kiasu is a Hokkien word which literally means "Fear of Losing". But the meaning and actual usage is quite different. In a dinner buffet, you might see Singaporeans putting too much food on their plates. When there's a sale like the Great Singapore Sale, you will see people queuing hours or even the night before just to be the first ones to take advantage of the discounts. These are all Kiasu behaviors and imply that you don't want to lose to others. Giving of gifts especially to those working in the government might not also be a good idea. Government officials here might consider this as bribes. How about you? What are the cultures, manners and etiquette that non-locals and foreigners should be aware of when doing business in your countries?