I saw this Taiwanese Xiao mei mei studying in Singapore sharing on instagram what she feel about Singaporeans speaking English:
After coming to Singapore, I feel I have wasted my years learning English.
What they say I don’t understand, don’t Singaporeans have to take TOEFL?
Is this what is spoken English? You got to be kidding…
They say English is the first language here, but how can they speak it like that
Don’t talk to me. I need some silence.
I feel she’s being a typical rich and spoilt foreign student. In the first place, if she’s really really rich, the parents would have sent her to USA or UK. Also, she needs to know that not all Singaporeans speak good English as many don’t use proper English as first language at home. Even those who speak good English don’t use it when speaking with friends or in casual social settings. And no matter what, I think there are more bilingual speakers here in Singapore than in Taiwan!