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Private Tours and Activities in Singapore

The densely populated island of Singapore can be a place in which you can lose yourself easily. With over 5 million inhabitants, and just over half of them being born locally, it is a place with many faces. Where to start? How do you explore this great city in a way you get the most out of your stay? How about trying a private tour led by a local guide. These friendly individuals are more than happy to take you by the hand and provide the personal context behind the sights you are seeing during the tour. Whether you like shopping , submerging yourself in the city nightlife, or enjoy the more sophisticated cultural spots, there’s always a local willing to guide you through the experience and personalize the tour to suit your needs.

If you wish to explore the real and unique Singapore and taste authentic food, check out these awesome local activities.

  • Parkour Training
  • The Oral Geylang Experience.
  • Lion City Day Cycling Tour
  • Gopi's Khazana: Finest Indian Vegetarian Food
  • Understand your body with Chinese Medicine
  • Veggie World Cooking Workshop
  • Yoga @ Botanic Gardens (UNESCO Nomination)
  • Real images of Singapore
  • Gopi's Khazana: Homely Vegetarian Delicacies
  • Delicious Veggie World Food
  • Vegetarian Cooking, learning and sharing....
  • Gopi's Khazana: Homely Vegetarian Delicacies
  • The Oral Geylang Experience.
  • Have homecooked meal with Singaporean family
  • Bike tours - Non-tourist spots!

Habits in Singapore

Singaporean habits cannot really be pinned down as being united. Each cultural group in Singapore has their own language, such as English, Chinese or Indian, and subsequently, their own customs. Concerning religion, it can be said that Buddhism is the largest religion in Singapore, followed by Christianity, Atheism, Islam, Taoism and Hinduism.

Fun facts

  • In Singapore, people drive on the left. This is the result of English colonial influence in the past.
  • Because of its small size, car prices are incredibly high in Singapore. Only 1 in 10 people owns a car.
  • It is argued that shopping and eating are the two main daytime activities of Singaporeans.
  • Singapore is a real shopping paradise, with a great amount of different shops all covering expensive designer clothing.
  • Singlish is spoken all over Singapore, and is a mix between English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

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Language in Singapore

Several languages are spoken in Singapore, such as English, Chinese, Indian and local dialects such as different versions of Chinese. However, the term ‘Singlish’ is what best describes the Singaporean language, a casual mix of English, Chinese, Malay and Tamil.

Check out some of the Singlish expressions below:

Kayu Stupid
Shiok Amazing
Ulu Empty, as in ‘this place is completely ulu’
Ya Ya Arrogant
On the ball Hardworking
Boh-chup I can’t care less
Catch no ball I don’t understand
Kaki Friend/buddy
Wake up your idea Stop dreaming