Some culinary boxes to check are the carrot cake (no carrots or cake involved – its base is a local white radish), Hainanese chicken rice and satay. This hawker centre provides the perfect blend of tourist attraction and food haven.In the heart of the Central Business District, it’s been a marketplace for Singapore since 1894, and was declared a national monument in 1973.
’, derived from the Hokkien phrase “to sap energy”.
There is not just one way to speak Singlish, though.
English has been the predominant language of instruction in schools for most Singaporeans since the 1970s, so English-speaking visitors will do just fine in most circumstances. Singlish is a hybrid language developed from interactions between different ethnic groups in Singapore, with smatterings of other official languages and Chinese dialects, such as Hokkien.
The result: gems like , which is a local version of ‘oh no!
There have been three prime ministers, beginning with Lee Kuan Yew, who governed for over three decades.