‘Shiok’ Singapore

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Singapore Tourist Board made this short film to promote tourism in Singapore.  The word ‘Shiok’ literally means wonderful or fantastic.  It’s a broadly used local expression on something that you feel good or enjoyable about.

 Example, drinking a cool, icy drink on a hot weather can be ‘shiok’.

 A return from a wonderful trip is ‘shiok’.

 Taking steamboat in cold season can be ‘shiok’

 Having a nice cup of coffee in the morning can be ‘shiok’.

 For me, walking in the rain is ‘shiok’.

 So, what is your definition about ‘shiok’?

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12 thoughts on “‘Shiok’ Singapore

    gita4elamats said:
    April 25, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    SHIOK! 😀

    Ed Spadoni said:
    April 26, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Love this!

    Patty B said:
    April 26, 2013 at 7:56 am

    Too bad we don’t have a “love” button. It sure did bring a smile to my face – so many wonderful things to experience for the word “shiok”. I hope it catches on internationally. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

      Is okay, I’m sure is a Shiok thing to know you! 🙂

    tchistorygal said:
    April 27, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Great post. All of the things in the video looked Shiok to me! 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      April 27, 2013 at 10:15 pm

      It’s so Shiok to enjoy right?

        tchistorygal said:
        April 28, 2013 at 6:42 am

        Life is so Shiok. I’m at an iris festival right now. Cool breezes, hot sun, colorful flowers, benches, and ice water. 😀

        Sydney Fong responded:
        April 28, 2013 at 5:21 pm

        Wow! Iris, I think it only appear in my dream, so Shiok and lovely! 🙂

    NgTom said:
    May 5, 2013 at 3:01 am

    Judging from this blog, Singapore Tourist Board should name you to be the president.
    I am serious, Sydney,,,

      Sydney Fong responded:
      May 5, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Really? I must get them to pay me!
      Anyway, thanks, Tom! 🙂

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