Not an official language, but you could get lost without it!
Almost all Singaporeans understand English. They do, however, have an adorable tendency to insert some Chinese and Malay words into their string of sentences, so you’ll need to watch out for the slang. But that’s not all. They also add ‘words’ like lah, leh, ah, meh and mah, to name just a few, at the end of sentences to give emphasis to statements (and to differentiate themselves from their colonial masters).
This is what Singaporeans proudly call “Singlish”, our informal tool for social communication. There’s an entire vocabulary list of “Singlish” words.
2. Singlish 101: Singlish words you need to know to survive
3. Co-sharing session (1 local & 1 foreginer)
4. Singlish Card Game
D.O (Diverse Origins) engages people of all ages to experience diverse cultures and to improve their well-being through innovative, high quality and interactive programs and events tailored to the multicultural community in Singapore.
In Singapore, cultural diversity is encountered not just among workplace but also among circle of friends. We offer events, workshops and seminars for people of all ages and experience levels to help them able to skillfully communicate and relate to other cultures so as to be ready a globalised society.
For more information, you can visit our website at https://www.diverseorigins.com
Crossing Cafe is a social enterprise serving delicious western style food at affordable prices. All profits go to charity. For more info, kindly visit http://crossingscafe.com.sg
*Admission tickets exclude food & drinks . Kindly puchase them at the cafe to support them directly.
Kindly purchase your tickets via the link provided https://singlish.eventbrite.sg
Cancellation Period & Refund Policy:
In the event that participants are unable to turn up for the event, they may opt for a refund with a minimum of 5 days’ notice in advance. To ensure that the facilitators and other participants are not affected by others pulling out and funds to run the workshop, our refunds are as follows:
5 days prior to event: 100% Refund*
3 days prior to event: 0% Refund*
*EventBrite fees are non-refundable
For enquiries, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org