Asia Compact Course in Intercultural Competence and Communication - Fieldwork in Singapore The “Asia Compact Course in Intercultural Competence and Communication - Fieldwork in Singapore” was fully booked out at SGI-HSG, Singapore for the Autumn Break 2019. Interactive fieldwork addressed the central question: How do we gain the intercultural competence to succeed in doing business in East Asia? In the era of globalisation, the need for intercultural competence is key to success in public, private and working life. The course aimed to foster intercultural awareness and communication skills by focusing on the tripod of (1) ‘knowing’, (2) ‘seeing’ and (3) ‘feeling’ the ‘other’ culture. This involved learning about the historical, political and social aspects of Singaporean culture, observing people and their customs to understand how they perceive their world. Activities to experience Asia included visits to the Straits Times, Mothership media company, National Museum, National Gallery, Chinatown hawker-cum-chocolatier Jialiang Lim, and Singapore’s Writers Festival; talks by renowned poet and state lawyer Amanda Chong, founder of Readable NGO; Prof. Dr. Gralf Sieghold; and Dr. Jenny Putin, CEO of Mudskipper Business Consulting (Shanghai) Ltd and AMICULUM®, an independent global healthcare communications and consulting business. Prof. Berg’s lectures focused on Singaporean history and literature.