Remove shoes, Singapore
If you have the chance to visit local residence, one thing you must remember is to take off all footware before entering.
Regardless of which race or religion, it is a practise of taking out footware.
In Singapore, like a lot of other Asian countries, it is a custom to remove your shoes outside the house before entering. Therefore, be careful about your socks with windows. This stems from the belief that houses are considered sacred place and no bad influence be cast on the house. Therefore, by wearing shoes inside somebody's house, you may get bad influence from outside. In general if you get invited to somebody's house then they will offer you a house sleeper (only to be worn inside the house). WARNING: Don't wear expensive shoes when you get invited to somebody's house. 1. Nobody will notice your expensive shoes 2. Since it is kept outside, it may develop wings!!