November 18, 2008
John Ashbourne said:
On Singlish - "Many Singaporeans are very proud of this distinctive way of speaking. It is very expressive and, as shown above, often much more efficient than Standard English. The government, however, is not pleased. It isn't clear what would please them- with the exception of an efficiently regulated derivatives market or the natural death of both members of the opposition; but an unregulated and particularistic language certainly doesn't. " On NUS tutorials - "getting true opinions is like pulling teeth."
Recommended by Otterman: "NUS exchange student writes back home to his U of Toronto student newspaper to reflect on Singapore and NUS. Just one inaccuracy about homsexuality but otherwise a funny and well written piece. "The Victorian Expansion into Asia...,' by John Ashbourne. The Strand, 30 Oct 2008.
See also the comments from readers: http://tinyurl.com/66ve5d"