Culture Of Singapore
Singapore is a melting pot of multiple cultures. Its people are of Chinese, Indian, Malaysian, Arab and European descent. Singapore is a thriving economy, which tempts expats from Australia, America and Europe to seek jobs here. Even though they are multicultural, all Singaporeans speak a common language that’s a blend of Malay, English, Cantonese, and Tamil and Hokkien words. This language is called Singlish, short for Singaporean English.
A huge part of Singapore’s culture is formed of its unique cuisine, which again represents its multicultural identity. There are 1000s of food haunts that offer every imaginable cuisine. The best food is to be had in little street stalls in Chinatown and Little India.
Singapore is peppered with various cultural landmarks including ancient Hindu temples, Buddhist monasteries, colonial churches and mosques. The best examples can be found in Pagoda Street in Chinatown, which boasts of oldest Hindu Sri Mariamman Temple and the Jamae Mosque.
Every year, the people of Singapore's multi-cultural diorama celebrate their festivals. Some of these festivals coincide, such as the Chinese New Year which is celebrated at the same time as the Hindu Thaipusam festival.
Singapore’s vibrant shopping and entertainment options draw people here by the hordes. Whatever one’s heart desires can be found in Singapore, right from cheap electronics to fashion to jewelry and much more.