Many older Chinese lower their eyes during the greeting as a sign of respect. When being introduced to someone of the opposite sex, nodding the head and smiling is usually sufficient.Among all cultures, there is a general tendency to introduce: The way names are used also varies between ethnicities: Chinese The Chinese traditionally have 3 names.On top of this face also extends to the family, school, company, and even the nation itself.

The most important festivals of each group are public holidays.

Although growing up, children are educated in the same schools and will eventually work in the same offices, few marry outside their own ethnicity.

Face is a personal concept that embraces qualities such as a good name, good character, and being held in esteem by one's peers.

Face is considered a commodity that can be given, lost, taken away, or earned.

The term, which was introduced by the National Language Act 1967, was predominant until the 1990s, when most academics and government officials reverted to "Bahasa Melayu," which is used in the Malay version of the Federal Constitution. The main ethnic groups are the native Malays as well as large populations of Chinese, and Indians.

When visiting the country it is clear that the ethnicities retain their religions, customs and way of life.

• Women use the term "binti", so Aysha bint Suleiman is Aysha the daughter of Suleiman. Instead, they place the initial of their father's name in front of their own name.

The man's formal name is their name "s/o" (son of) and the father's name.

facial expressions, tone of voice, body language, etc).

Such a communication style tends to be subtle, indirect and.

There may be slight differences though and a few things to bear in mind include: Malay women may not shake hands with men. Men may also not shake hands with women and may bow instead while placing their hand on their heart.• The Chinese handshake is light and may be rather prolonged.