Cultural Differences

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When East Met West: Thailand and Australia’s Cultural Differences

By Sargun Bhatia

The world we live in is composed of an immense diversity of different cultures. One of the main contrasts within this diversity of cultures is the difference between the East and West. Eastern and Western cultures contrast each other in many different perspectives. I will discuss how the difference in culture between the East and West differs and how it also affects the difference in behaviours of people. This stark contrast was evident during the Chiang Mai experience. Cultural differences are prevalent in our society, and Thailand was a prime exhibit of the degree of these differences. Chiang Mai was an enlightening experience that challenged us.

Firstly, I would like to point out that there are apparent evidences to how the two cultures are different from each other from what we can see and hear. For example, the languages spoken at each end of the world are completely different in characters, tone, and pronunciations. What are visible to us from the outside such as clothing, language, and behaviour are all differences in which everybody can witness. Of course, when we minimise our area of observation rather than the general picture, we must not neglect the fact that there are many different cultures consisting in both the East (Thailand) and West (Australia) that also vary in very different ways. It is most significant to understand the existence of many different cultures
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