Thailand--Jasmine Edmonds

Thailand--Jasmine Edmonds - l Leave a small amount of food...

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 4/20/11 Thai Etiquette By: Jasmine Edmonds
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4/20/11 About Thailand Located in Southwestern Asia l Capital: Bangkok l Population: 64,865,523 l Government: Monarchy l Religion: Mostly Buddhist
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4/20/11 Wai is a common form of greeting l Younger person in status is foes Wai first l If there is a great social distance: Wai won’t be returned. l Cards are given
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4/20/11 Dress l For Business: wear nice pants & shirts (men wear ties) l Don’t wear shoes inside l Don’t wear shorts, skirts, or tank-tops
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4/20/11 Introductions Common only in a formal situation l Lower-status person is always addressed first l When introducing a business partner, mention their first name
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4/20/11 Table Manners Thai food is eaten with a fork and a tablespoon l Spoon is held in the right hand and the bottom of the fork pushes the food into the spoon l Never drink tap water unless it is boiled.
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Unformatted text preview: l Leave a small amount of food on your plate when you have finished eating, to show you are full 4/20/11 Gift Giving In business, give Brandy, liquors, American crafts, etc l Bring a small gift for anyone who works for you regularly l Give & receive a gift with your right hand l Do not open a gift 4/20/11 Summary Thais are tolerant of individualism, but find comfort and security in being part of a group l Theyre also productive and hard working l Very proud of their cultural heritage and enjoy talking about it with visitors l Thais are proud that they have never been ruled by a Western power 4/20/11 Sources http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resource l http://www.1stopchiangmai.com/culture/e l http://www.ediplomat.com/np/cultural_etiq l http://www.asiarooms.com/travel-guide/thailand/culture-of-thailand/thai-etiquette.html...
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course BUS 114 taught by Professor Pitts during the Spring '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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