Culture & Asian Ports
Understanding and knowing about the culture of Asian ports can be a valuable and enriching experience for various reasons:
Cultural Awareness and Sensitivity: Knowledge of Asian port cultures allows you to become more culturally aware and sensitive. You’ll gain insights into their customs, traditions, and social norms, which can help you interact respectfully and avoid misunderstandings when traveling or engaging with people from these regions.
Cross-Cultural Communication: Learning about Asian port cultures enhances your cross-cultural communication skills. It enables you to navigate cultural differences effectively, fostering better relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Business and Trade: Asian ports are essential hubs for global trade and commerce. Understanding the culture of these ports can be beneficial for businesses and entrepreneurs seeking to establish connections, negotiate deals, and engage in successful trade relationships with Asian partners.
Historical Significance: Asian ports often have a rich historical background, having been critical centers of commerce and cultural exchange for centuries. Knowledge of their history can provide a broader understanding of the world’s historical and economic developments.
Culinary Diversity: Asian ports are known for their diverse and vibrant cuisines. Learning about their culinary traditions can open up a world of new flavors and culinary experiences, enriching your gastronomic journey.
Art and Aesthetics: Asian port cultures have unique art forms, including traditional crafts, dance, music, and architecture. Appreciating and learning about their artistic expressions can offer valuable insights into their values and ways of life.
Tourism and Travel: Understanding the culture of Asian ports can enhance your travel experiences. You’ll be better equipped to appreciate local customs, participate in cultural events, and connect with local communities, making your trips more immersive and enjoyable.
Geopolitical Awareness: In a globalized world, knowledge of Asian port cultures can help you grasp geopolitical dynamics, economic trends, and international relations better. Asian ports often play crucial roles in shaping regional and global affairs.
Educational and Academic Benefits: Exploring the culture of Asian ports can be a fascinating subject of study. It can enrich your knowledge of anthropology, history, sociology, international relations, and other disciplines, leading to personal and intellectual growth.
Empathy and Respect: Learning about different cultures fosters empathy and respect for people with diverse backgrounds. It helps break down stereotypes and promotes a more inclusive and harmonious society.
Ultimately, knowing about the culture of Asian ports can broaden your horizons, promote cultural exchange, and contribute to a more interconnected and compassionate global community.
Check out our course on communication in Port Klang
Snapshot in Communication in Port Klang
About the course
The purpose of the program is to provide participants with both the theoretical and much more the practical background of the subject of communicating across cultures in Asian ports and especially when visiting Port Klang.
- There are no fixed course start dates. You can start your course ANYTIME, from ANYWHERE adapting the duration of the course to your needs.
- The duration for the Snapshot in Communication in Port Klang is approximately an hour
Snapshot in Communication in Port Klang
- acquire basic knowledge about the country – its people, ethnic composition, geography, climate, history, political situation, range of cultures and languages, key values and beliefs, frequent and important practices and communication in daily life
- learn about sensitive issues within the wide range of Malaysian cultures in order to navigate with success interaction with local people in a variety of social situations and encounters
- master a minimal repertoire of expressions which could help manage basic interaction in common situations
- be aware of current important issues in Malaysian society which may affect the human climate during interaction with locals
- know what the geographic area close to Port Klang offers that is interesting to experience and learn from
Meet Dr Evangelos Afendras
Dr Evangelos Afendras
Dr Arendras holds a BA (1965), MA (1966) and PhD with unanimous distinction (1968) from the Johns Hopkins University and he is in his 6th decade of international University teaching and training, most of which have been in the Pacific and Asia. His entry into the Pacific was through Hawaii when he was awarded a Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship, Human Geography & Anthropology by the Social Science Research Council, and appointed Senior Fellow Affiliate at the East West Centre & the Univ. of Hawaii (1970). After three years of teaching for the UH postgraduate programme (ESL) and conducting research on Pacific Sociolinguistics, he taught for one semester on World Campus Afloat, Chapman College, Orange County, California. He was a Professor – Seafarer on board the SS Universe Campus, en route around Latin America, W.Africa, the Mediterranean (1974). Subsequently, for several decades he lived and worked in Asia, taught a great variety of subjects cantering on Language-Communication, Culture and Society. He lived with people of different beliefs, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Christian, Taoist, even Animists in the Malaysian jungle, and an even greater variety of languages and cultures. Culturally, throughout this Odyssey he was exposed to a multitude of cuisines as a consumer and producer, even taught to Malaysians and more recently his Indian Institute of Management Director in the Himalayan foothills how to make Greek Moussaka! Profound intercultural insights he also gained from cross-cultural marriage, the ultimate experience in interpersonal, ‘organizational’, and indeed ‘strategic’ communication, and the tasks of negotiation.