I'm writing a short story for a collection that is to be published at the Singapore Writer's Festival next March(published at age 12! And at a national level, with media attention and everything! Woot!), and I need to know a technicality. My protagonist is a New Yorker who's an expatriate in Singapore. He's riding on a train when a pregnant Malay woman asks him to give up his seat for her(this is common practice in Singapore). How does he react? And, in general, how do expats behave in Singapore? EDIT:Assume he has nothing against Malay people, pregnant people or women.