Tag: Mandarin

Spotted in S’pore heartlands: Indian man speaking fluent Mandarin & Hokkien to sell mops

Singapore – An Indian salesman was spotted in the Singapore heartlands speaking fluent Mandarin and Hokkien, demonstrating mops for sale to an audience. On Monday...

Singaporeans “speak bad English and bad Mandarin”: American billionaire

In a talk in San Francisco last month, American billionaire Jim Rogers said that Singaporeans speak “bad English and bad Mandarin.” Rogers had been speaking...

Singapore’s language disconnect

By Michael Y.P. Ang Question: Which country once allowed a foreign corporation to set up shop on its soil and prohibit local staff from speaking...
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