Color is important regarding gifts. For Indians, red,
yellow, green are considered colors of happiness. Black and white should be
If you give money - odd numbers of currency are preferred.
This is considered to bring good luck.
Don't give frangipanni flowers which may fool you. They
look like bridal bouquets and in Hawaii are often made to make leis.
In Singapore they are used for funerals.
When giving a gift use your right hand.
A very popular shopping mall on Orchard Road.
Singaporeans will not open a gift in front of the giver. If
you give a gift to someone at their home - they will often set it aside
until you have departed. If you are provided a gift don't open it in front
of your host or friend. This may have the appearance of greed.