Wednesday June 28, 2006 I always get this feeling that everyone lies about Singapore. It is an extremely modern place, however the lie is about the place speaking English. My friend Stephen sort of broached on the subject last night in a conversation when he said that many of the Singapore people are spoiled. The labor is paid poor wages, and the Singapore people benefit. Very similiar to the indentured servants of past. I would say 65 percent the same or close.
There are about 5 main cultures here. 1. Singapore Native whatever that is. 2. China 3. India 4. Malaysia 5. Indonesia 6. Philippines
I would say the Chinese and a former British mentality sort of run the place, however everyone pretends they speak English.
The Languages that are easy are Chinese and Hindi, and then the person speak English as a second language. The speak better English in the Philippines or much easier to find the person speaking English.