Singapore Singlish, also know as Singapore English is a mixture of Malay, Hokkien and English. This is something unique in Singapore. If you pay more attention, you will hear the locals speaking this way very often. You may hear such words from the taxi driver, housewives, students and hawker owners.
Here are a few commonly used words or phrases that you can pick up for your Singapore holiday.
|lah||normally used at the end of an expression. E.g. Come here lah, Can lah, Wait lah|
|aiyoh||an expression of frustration or dismay|
|aiyah||an expression of dismay|
|alamak||Oh my god|
|ang moh||refer to a Caucasian|
|kalang kabok||very blur|