A Singaporean in Hong Kong: a tiny tale of two sister cities

A Singaporean in Hong Kong: a tiny tale of two sister cities

Growing up, I always loved the sound of Cantonese. To my ears, it sounded like people arguing in style. I admired the direct and no nonsense attitude that Cantonese speakers seem to have.┬áMess with me and I’ll scold you affectionately. Although Mandarin is the most widely spoken Chinese language in Singapore, those from the older generation still speak dialects like Hokkein and Cantonese. My Mandarin is passable, but I can’t understand a word of the multitude of Chinese dialects that are spoken by Singapore’s largest ethnic group. Continue reading A Singaporean in Hong Kong: a tiny tale of two sister cities