INSEAD’s MIM and MBA programmes offer two locations – the Asia campus in Singapore and the Europe campus in Fontainebleau, France. The way of life between the two locations varies widely, so for those who are unfamiliar with Singapore, here are 10 things to know about this little island on the world map.
For most of us at INSEAD, the MBA experience is also about moving to a completely different geography, and adjusting to a new culture. It was no different for me when I first arrived in Singapore a month and a half ago. I experienced cultural shocks, misunderstandings, and some confusion. Though little by little I started to observe – and in some cases, even mimic – some of the Singaporean ways of living. Let’s say that you are an authentic Singaporean when: