How to Pronounce Singapore Place Names

Helping tourists get around Singapore…

 

Not all places should be pronounced how they are spelt. Take a look at these:

 

This list includes names that are dialect words and native to this part of the world.

NameHow to SayHow Not to say
BedokBuh-dokBed-ok
BugisBoogeesbug-is
ChangiChang-eeChang-gee
Dhoby GhautDoh-bee-gortdoby-gout
GeylangGay-lahngGee-lang
Pasir RisPas-say-reespas-ere ris
SengkangSeng-kungseng-kan
SimeiSee-maysim-ee
TampinesTam-pee-neesTam-pines

This list includes names that original came from the west but are now pronounced slightly differently.

NameHow to SayOriginally Pronounced
Balestierbear-lest-tierBah-les-steer
Boat Quayboh keyboat key
Braddellbrad-DulBrad-del
Clemenceaukle-Men-seecle-ment-xiu
Dunearndone-YEARNDONE-earn
LavenderLav-An-Darlav-uhn-duh

 

Here is a version based on London place names

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