16 Mar '17, 4am

Singlish is beautiful, and Singaporeans should be mega-proud of it lor. Really what.

The latest incident to rekindle the fervour of the “Is Singlish good?” debate is Tower Transit’s decision to experiment with signs written in Singlish on their buses: Are we the first two hongkonger on this Singapore 3 door double decker? #man #A95 #12.8m #3doorbus #towertransit #jurongeast #toapayoh #SG5999Z #busphotos #rt143 A post shared by Ida Lee (@idalee812) on Mar 13, 2017 at 1:13am PDT As usual, there is one camp that believes this will inevitably lead to the degradation of English into its “lazy”, “inferior” and “corrupted” version, Singlish. But there is another, me included, that disagrees — not just with jumping to unproven and dramatic conclusions, but that Singlish and English are even the same language. Singlish is Singaporean Language is, as defined by the Collins Dictionary , is “a system of communication which consists of a set of sounds and written symbo...

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