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Postby YankStuckinSuiss » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 10:46 am

What is the address to the Malaysian Forum, can someone PM me, just want to look around, since I will be staying in Johor bahru. I have been looking for a forum equivalent to this one.
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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:02 pm

When you are the best, there is no equivalent! :cool:

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:46 pm

Strange, why would you want to visit a Malaysian forum equivalent of this one (this thread)? Learning Manglish? :P

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Postby YankStuckinSuiss » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:53 pm

To get information on Malaysia from people who live there since I will be staying there while looking for work in Singapore (because Singapore is too expensive).
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Postby the lynx » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 1:02 pm

YankStuckinSuiss wrote:To get information on Malaysia from people who live there since I will be staying there while looking for work in Singapore (because Singapore is too expensive).


http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/ftopic86353.html&highlight=

Just happened to have this discussed with a French who probably had similar thoughts.

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Postby YankStuckinSuiss » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 1:12 pm

Thanks Lynx.
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Postby zzm9980 » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 1:36 pm

Since this is a Singlish thread, I wanted to share.

I just received a copy of my IR21 Acknowledgement for my tax clearance. This is a line item on the form:

“Amount of Monies Witheld Pending Tax Clearance”

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Postby the lynx » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 1:52 pm

Just to stir the pot, what's the difference between Singlish and Manglish? :twisted:

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 21 Mar 2012 2:28 pm

Singlish shares substantial linguistic similarities with Malaysian English (Manglish) in Malaysia, although distinctions can be made, particularly in vocabulary. Manglish generally now receives more Malay influence and Singlish more Chinese (Mandarin, Hokkien, etc.) influence. In addition, Singlish has a set grammar and particular phonological and grammatical rules, whereas Manglish does not follow any grammatical rules, and is not mutually intelligible within different variants of Manglish, even disparate regions in Malaysia itself.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singlish

Manglish shares substantial linguistic similarities with Singlish in Singapore, although distinctions can be made, particularly in vocabulary.
Initially, "Singlish" and "Manglish" were essentially the same language, when Singapore and Malaysia were a single geographic entity: Malaya. In old Malaya, English was the language of the British administration whilst Malay was spoken as the lingua franca of the street. Thus, even the Chinese would revert to Malay when speaking to Chinese people who did not speak the same Chinese dialect.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manglish


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