Hokkien

Price: 24.90 SGD
In Singapore, our conversations are often peppered with Hokkien words. A dialect that came when the residents of China's Fujian province migrated to Singapore, there's more to Hokkien than their famous mee (noodles). By featuring the names of everyday objects in Hokkien, this book provides the perfect introduction for the uninitiated and the ideal refresher for those who would like to get reconnected with this dialect.

Cantonese

Price: 24.90 SGD
In the past, countless locals were 'addicted' to Lei Dai Sor, a storyteller who spun out yarns in Cantonese. By featuring the names of everyday objects in Cantonese, a dialect that landed on our shores when the residents of China's Canton (Guangdong) province migrated here, this book provides the perfect introduction for the uninitiated. It also serves as the ideal refresher for anyone wanting to understand Canto-pop lyrics at karaoke sessions.

Teochew

Price: 24.90 SGD
In the past, and occasionally today, when friends knew you were Teochew, they often sang a ditty about how a private body part was red. No one quite knows the origin or composer of this politically incorrect ditty. While this ditty has not been included, this book features the Teochew equivalent of everyday objects, and provides the perfect introduction for the uninitiated and the ideal refresher for those who would like to get reconnected with this dialect.

Hainanese

Price: 24.90 SGD
Although many may have savoured Hainanese chicken rice, one of our national dishes, some are still strangers to the dialect. While the recipe for Hainanese chicken rice has not been included, this book features the names of everyday objects in Hainanese. It provides the perfect introduction for the uninitiated and the ideal refresher for those who would like to reconnect with this dialect.

Hakka

Price: 24.90 SGD
Although most of us may know that our founding father is a “kek”, many may not be aware that there are different versions of Hakka. By featuring the names of everyday objects in one of the several versions of Hakka spoken in Singapore, this book is the perfect introduction for the uninitiated and the ideal refresher for those who would like to reconnect with this dialect.

5 Books Set

Price: 125.00 SGD
All five dialect books are packaged in a sturdy, specially-designed slipcase. Own this box set to reclaim and preserve our linguistic heritage. Share this at gatherings with friends and family. It will be sure to evoke a sense of nostalgia and generate lots of laughter.