27 Mar '14, 8am

Malay Culture - via @visitsingapore

The original settlers of Singapore The native inhabitants of Singapore, Malays today represent the country's second largest ethnic group, making up around 13.4% of the population. Most Malays speak the peninsular dialect of the Johore Riau variant of the Malay language, which is closer to that spoken in Peninsular Malaysia (west Malaysia), rather than that of Indonesia. The original settlers of Singapore While a small number of the older generation who were either immigrants themselves or descendents of those who had migrated here can speak Javanese, most Malays do not practice the language of their Indonesia ancestors. The original settlers of Singapore In general, most new generation Malays speak English, while religious Malay Muslims attend Islamic religious classes and often learn to speak and write in Arabic.

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