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May 4, 2005

Culture Questions

Filed under: Quizzes — xstitcherzo @ 2:01 pm

Found this on Cathy.

What is (roughly) your daily schedule? What time does work begin? What time does it end? How about meal times? Does your country go in for the afternoon rest time? In Singapore, the day starts between 6:00am to 9:00am for most people. There is a different timing for different groups of people. Many finish work around 6:00in the evening. I start work around 7:00am so left from house around 5:35am in morning. I finish work around 7:00 in the evening as my assistant is on leave, I normal finish work around 8:30 to 9:00pm. Breakfast is at 9:00am. There are many coffee shops or illegal food vendors that serves a huge variety of food as early as 5:00am. Lunch time is from 12:00 noon to 1:00pm. Dinner time is from 6:00 to 7:00pm till 10:00pm. Average bedtime is between 10:00pm to midnight. I normally sleeps at 1:00am. There are no breaks in the afternoon.
What is the predominate language spoken in your country? Are many people bi-lingual? It will be English and Singlish. Singlish is a combination of English mixed with a bit of Malay and Mandarin. There are 4 main languages : English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil. Many people are bi-lingual since we have different races. (Besides it is the grey govt law that everyone should be bi-lingual in Mandarin in order to secure a job). English is taught as main language and your mother tongue is taught as 2nd language.
What sports are popular in your country? Football and gambling. They don’t call it soccer but football. There is alot of football clubs but most people would rather watch the Spanish Liga, EPL or anything foreign than the local clubs. Why gambling is a sport, nearly 80% of the people gambles from horse, football, 4D, TOTO, you name it they have it….so in Singapore it is not consider a hobby or a kick but a sport.
Are there supermarkets where you live? We have all kind of supermarkets here and they are all within 10mins walking distance. Since houses are groups according to neighbourhood, so for those slightly off the desired location have to travel 30mins by bus.
Who are the real-life heroes in your country? Can’t comment on that..no free speech. I still wants to live here for few more years.
Is there a day you celebrate your country? What is the celebration like? That would be 9th August every year. It is Independent day/National Day – break from Malaysia and a Republic on its own. 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after, Singapore flags could be seen flying/displayed everywhere. (Oh it is compulsory to display but some choose not to). Each year they have different theme to celebrate it, fireworks and new patriotic songs, parade to display all the polished army men/women, nicely shined tanks, huge and NOISY airplanes. It is fun

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