My parents just got back from Australia, New South Wales not too long ago. Great that they are enjoying their golden years and traveling around the world together. They had quite a handful of oversea trips after their retirement already.

Both of them shared with me their stories about their recent Australia trip. It is fascinating to hear about the cultural differences between Singapore and other nations.

Here are some interesting findings my parents encounter.

1) People
The Australians are very warm-hearted and courteous people. They will greet strangers on the street with a smile lit on their faces; “Good Day Mate”. They are very munificent and helpful citizens too. For instance, my uncle was asking one of a passerby for toilet directions. He was so willing to help to the extent that he literally guide my uncle to the nearest toilet which was quite a distant away. These small …