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Different cultures have different attitudes to personal space. It’s important to understand what those attitudes are in order to achieve effective cross-cultural communication!
Recording of our live webinar held in March 2022 At the start of Ramadan, we spoke with Mohamed Mohideen, OAM, JP, MASM, Ridwaan Jadwat, Shamsiya Hussainpoor and Shaqina Shaziman to discover what Ramadan means to them, and to discuss the challenges and opportunities...
Ramadan is the holiest time of the year in Islam. Muslims around the world, as well as in Australia, fast from sunrise to sundown for thirty consecutive days, until the celebration of Eid al-Fitr (the name differs per each country's tradition) marks the end of...
Recording of our live webinar held in March 2022 For Harmony Week 2022, we spoke with Amy Remeikis, political reporter at The Guardian Australia, Ella Dixon, CEO of The Migrant Resource Centre (Northern Tasmania) and Mark Amin, Founder of idealog, about what Harmony...
In the last episode of the Cultural Insights Series, we will explore the religious and colonial influences of Sri Lanka and how it has shaped the harmonious music that has remained a key factor in the lives of Sri Lankans.
In the new episode of the Cultural Insights Series, we’ll peek into the history of cinnamon production on the island. We’ll look at the beautiful spice gardens with their cinnamon plants that make the colourful Sri Lankan dishes so flavourful and tasty.
All year round, Sri Lanka is packed with many celebrations due to the diverse variety of different beliefs. One of its most prominent celebrations is Vesak Day. Tilak walks us through the exuberant city of Kandy during this time of year that is filled with colourful pandals and street food.
Welcome back to our next episode on Sri Lanka! Sri Lanka is home to different cultures, religions and ethnicities – Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians. On top of that, it has been greatly influenced by its long colonial history. When it comes to the question of culture and the “correct” ways of communication, there’s never a uniform answer.
Sri Lanka is a small island, at 65,610 km², yet it is so versatile! Even the most well-travelled tourist may find themselves spoiled for choice and unsure of where to start. Luckily, our guide Tilak has got some travel tips for us.
Welcome back to our cultural insights series. Through this series, we’ve escaped lockdown and discovered hidden gems of Afghanistan, gotten to know the unique hospitality of the Greeks, and learned some history of China. This month we will be exploring beautiful Sri Lanka through the eyes of our Sri Lankan travel guide, Tilak.
Marketing Trends To Watch in 2022 If we're honest, 2021 wasn't too different from 2020 in many ways. For many, remote working continued to be the norm and international travel was off the menu for most of us. 2022 shows promise of being different though, and there are...
"Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being" - Mahatma Gandhi What is International Day for Tolerance? The history of this important day started when the UN General Assembly set...
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