Singapore Local Customs

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  • 1. Singlish

    Singlish, quite literally, means Singapore English-- a unique blend of the languages and dialects of the diverse ethnic groups residing here. Most Singaporeans are actually capable of speaking proper...

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  • 2. HDB Housing

    Most of the HDB estates have shops at ground floor level selling day to day items that you may need for around the home. They sell a large varietyof things like foods and drinks, alcoholic...

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  • 3. Souvenirs

    Since Singapore is a Souvenir Shopper Paradise, Iget to choose on a variety of Shot glasses here since the shot glasses are another of my favorite collector fetishes when going to a place and since I...

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  • 4. Chinese New Year

    The lunar new year, a.k.a. Chinese year is one of the biggest holidays in Singapore. The holiday starts with the lunar new year's eve. Offices usually close at 12 or 2pm. Singaporean buddhists -go...

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  • 5. Chinese Influence

    The Chinese funeral ceremony and the procession of the dead depends upon the financial resources of the family. The burial of the dead is a very serious matter to the Chinese, they believe that...

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  • 6. Ramadhan

    Geylang is a must to visit if you are in Singapore during Ramadhan. The whole stretch of road will be converted into a sea of humans, lights and FOOD galore, almost throughout the whole month!!! This...

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  • 7. Weather

    Singapore is very near the Equator, surrounded by water and HUMID all year round. Plan accordingly. Wear cool comfortable clothes and stop into air conditioned hotels or shops from time to time to...

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  • 8. Indian Influence

    the Naan bread is a northern Indian food flat bread cooked in a tandoori oven that became popular in Singapore and Malaysia due to the influx of Indian Immigrants and is now available everywhere and...

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  • 9. Durian

    Often and much you will listen of how is a Durian Fruit. Much people like it. In Singapore is in the Bugis market area a Durian seller, where you can see how to manage to open this tropical fruit-...

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  • 10. National Day

    Singapore celebrated its first National Day in 1966 one year after independence from Malaysia on 9 August 1965. The National Day Parade 2008 (NDP 2008) was held at the Marina Bay Floating Stadium and...

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  • 11. Henna Tattoos - Mehndi

    Hennat Tatoo or Mehendi is an ancient ritual and a form of art dated back 5,000 years ago. It is considered good luck in India, Middle East and North Africa. No Indian wedding is ever complete...

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  • 12. Christmas Season

    Late November to December is a great time to visit Singapore. They do a very impressive light display. I was really suprised how much money, time and decorations they put into making Orchard Road look...

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  • 13. Remove shoes

    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...

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  • 14. Deepavali

    Deepavali also known as Festival of Lights is celebrated by the Hindus on 1 Nov 2005. It is a celebration of good triumph over evil. Temples in Little India and the streets are decorated with lights,...

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  • 15. SINGAPORE AIRPORT FLORAL DISPLAYS

    If you have some time between flights, then why not follow the Nature walk at Changi Airport. I have, and seen most of the beautiful plants and flowers...

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  • 16. Satay

    the Satay is the Malaysian and the Indonesian Version of Barbecue and since both are Muslim Majority Countries, you would hardly see pork satay in these...

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  • 17. Melting Pot

    Singapore is largely of Chinese background but there are many different ethnicities present from Asia and the west. Malays, Vietnamese, Indians are also...

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  • 18. RIP Uncle Arthur

    Dear Uncle ArthurWe all missed you.My uncle died of cancer on 10th March 2012 at age 80, he gone peacefully without any pain.Cremation on 14th March 2012 at...

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  • 19. Singapore Unique Clothes Hanging

    I don’t know if I should call it unique or an eyesore. I walked around Upper Aljunied Flats and Apartment one morning, oh dear, I still see clothes hanging on...

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  • 20. Singapore Sling

    The Singapore Sling is a cocktail belonging to the internationally known long-time classics. It was invented sometime between 1910 and 1915 by Ngiam Tong Boon,...

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  • 21. TAXI! BUS! MRT!... FEET!

    Singapore is a tourists paradise when it comes to transportation. You get to choose whether to travel by MRT, by bus or by taxi. You can even travel by Duck!...

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  • 22. 5 Circles Around Suntec City Fountain of Wealth

    there is this local superstition of which you must circle the Suntec city's famous Fountain of Wealth five times so that you will become lucky since the number...

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  • 23. Cendol

    the cendol is a trans southeast asian dessert that you can taste even in thailand, vietnam, malaysia, myanmar, indonesia and here in tiny Singapore. It is one...

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  • 24. Ais Kacang

    Originally an Indonesian Shaved Ice Specialty but also popular in Nearby Singapore. the southeast asian and east asian region are crazy about iced shaved...

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  • 25. Pulled Milk Tea (Teh Tahrik)

    the teh tahrik or pulled milk tea is a malaysian indian (or singaporean indian) invention. Why is it called teh tarik? ok since the mixture is poured back and...

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