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SINGLISH: BROKEN ENGLISH OR BADGE OF IDENTITY?

Two things struck me as incomprehensible when I first came to Singapore: its incessant humid heat and the local English, quirky enough to instill an inferiority complex... Read more >

SINGAPORE’S GREEN SECRET WEAPON

Last year, the Singapore Botanic Gardens, awarded the title of “Asia’s Best Urban Jungle” and a three-Michelin star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, proudly celebrated its 150th anniversary. Read more >

THE BIG ACHIEVEMENTS OF A SMALL COUNTRY

Singapore has been recognised as the best city for living in Asia, taking 26th place in this category globally. Read more >

HOW TO TAME A DRAGON

Did you know that the quiet waters of Singapore’s Marina Bay and Kallang River are full of dragons? The mythical creature, a Chinese symbol of power and grace, has found its place in modern life in a form of dragon boating  Read more >

KIASU: SINGAPOREAN BY ORIGIN, GLOBAL IN MEANING

One of the very first words of the local vernacular that a foreigner is likely to pick up in Singapore is “kiasu”. Originating from the Hokkien dialect, it may literally be translated as “afraid of losing out” Read more >

 
Dr Ann Tan

 

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