Category Archives: Singlish & Singapore English

Singlish videos

There is a wealth of videos on English(es) spoken in Singapore on YouTube. Here’s a video on some Singlish terms commonly used in Singapore which baffle foreigners:

There are a few more on militarylese available on YouTube. I can’t say that all Singaporeans understand the military language examples on YouTube. Anyway have fun deciphering if you don’t!



Article: Corrective Feedback and Pragmatic Performance of Singaporean Children

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Thank you very much, Dr Minh, for sharing another paper useful for English language instructors!
The article can be accessed at:

Tunch: A Fad?


In Hindi, “tunch” means “trivial; meagre” (see In Singapore, it’s a neologism from a blend of “unch” from “lunch” and “t” from “tea” which means to have lunch and tea at the same time. It might develop into a common practice of eating heavily – not meagrely.  It’s not something out of the mind in a city of food-lovers however!