Supermarket's embrace of diversity is exemplary

Sheng Siong supermarket should be applauded for embracing diversity.

It decorates its supermarkets for the major festivals - Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, Deepavali and Christmas - and plays the appropriate festive music to create a festive mood. The sales staff don uniforms befitting each festive season. All cashier terminals also have messages (for example, "thank you") in the four main languages.

I have also noticed Sheng Siong sponsors events involving different races. More businesses in Singapore can do more to embrace diversity.

Sam Vijaya

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 06, 2015, with the headline 'Supermarket's embrace of diversity is exemplary'. Print Edition | Subscribe