Singapore is not only famous for its Singapore Sling, but also for its Singapore slang, better known as Singlish.

During your visit of Singapore it is important to have a few notions of Singlish which will help you to make the most of your trip and discover the rich cultural influences that makes Singapore so unique. The eOasia team has been travelling for the last three years in the area. Some of us already master the art of this Singapore language, and we would like to share with you what we have learnt from the locals so far.

Historical background

Singapore has four official languages : English, Tamil, Malay, and Chinese. Singlish language was born as an unique blend from these four languages, and also by the direct translation from Chinese to English.

Although Singlish is not encouraged by the government, which favours English, Singlish is widely used in…

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