‘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’?


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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