Monday, May 3, 2010

Singapore Links

I thought this might be a good place to share some of the important or interesting Singaporean websites.

The Straits Times is far and away the most popular newspaper in Singapore:

The Coxford Singlish DictionaryTalking Cock (which is Singlish for "small talk or chit-chat") is the leading humor site in Singapore (I think), largely due to their Coxford Singlish Dictionary, which explains expressions such as "lah," "ah beng," and "ang mo." It'll give you a few laughs, and may give you a new appreciation of what I mean when I say that S'poreans can sometimes be difficult to understand.  The Coxford Singlish Dictionary is also an actual book now!
Or just go straight to the Singlish dictionary:

Food-crazed S'poreans often turn to Hungry Go Where to help them find a good restaurant. The number of food establishments in this country is overwhelming, so it's nice to have a source to help you sort them out:

CNN Go has an informative, hip, and frequently updated site for Singapore:
I like their feature on 40 of S'pore's best foods:

Wikitravel has loads and loads of information on S'pore, including a heap of travel advice:

Of course there's also the regular Wikipedia page on Singapore, which has a lot of historical information:

The World Factbook also has a lot of S'pore factoids, especially on things like population demographics:

I think this is probably the most comprehensive page on S'pore- things to do, history, statistics, tourism, photos, and more:

We use this site for information on all of Singapore's national parks and wild places- how to get there, when they're open, special events, and more:

My friend Mark forwarded me this link. Time magazine compiled 10 things to do in 24 hours. The activities range from very reasonable (e.g. the Botanical Garden) to absurd (plastic surgery?!):,31489,1845806,00.html

And finally, Your Singapore has plenty of information on all things Singaporean, from chili crab to Pulau Ubin. Their website is arranged in a way that might make you feel a little overwhelmed, but it's worth exploring:

So there you go! Now you have loads of information on Singapore. Be careful though- you might end up wanting to move here too!

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