Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Singapore, Others

Singapore comprises of one main island and 63 offshore islands, just a small area of 697.1 km2.
Singaopre has 4 Seasons: Hot, Hotter, Wet and Wetter. For whose who are still have some difficulties with the late spring the lowest Temperature ever recorded was 20.5°C. But still import, sale and possession of chewing gum is banned unless prescribed as a medicine by an approved doctor.

The Favourite Pastime is EATING. 2nd Favourite Pastime - SHOPPING. 3rd Favourite Pastime - MOVIES. 4th Favourite Pastime - SMS.

True Singaporeans speak an additional language apart from English and their mother-tongue - it's called the SINGLISH. It's a mixed between Singapore and English. "lah" or "leh" is commonly attached to the back of the sentence eg "Don't be like that" in Queen's English = "Don't like that lah" in Singlish; or "Come on lah". We also like to mix Malay, Indian or Mandarin words into our everyday conversations. Eg "I blanjah you" = "Its my treat" or "Pek Chek" = a local dialect term meaning exasperated. "Cool lah?"

Singapore is a great place to be, do, see, dance, eat, run, shop, relax, sweet, walk, listen, ... and some of places are just listed below

Shopping time according to some people is the following:
-- For branded stuff – Takashimaya and Ngee Ann City on Orchard road and Paragon opposite it. 2nd Floor @Hilton Hotel.
-- For reasonable deals – ISETAN at Scotts Road, Robinson’s at CentrePoint, Raffles City Shopping Centre (above City Hall MRT), also try CityLink that connects the MRT station to Suntec City and the Esplanade, Suntec City’s shopping Centre, Holland Village.
-- IT things: If you do not know what you are looking for go to Funan Centre – six floors of reputable electronics shops. If you really know what you want, you can go to Sim Lim Square – but be careful. The vendors at Sim Lim are ruthless and will just as easily rip you off as give you a bargain.
-- Photographic equipment: Max Photo, 72 Pagoda Street, Chinatown, Tel. 62267226.


  • Roy's Master Tailoring
    #03-21 Holland Shopping Centre Tel: 6467 9285
  • Mode et Creation Pte.
    Ltd. Far East Shopping Centre (4th or 5th floor) 545 Orchard Road (next to the Hilton) Anthony Tan tel: 62353202 or cel phone: +65 9672 6113

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