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Do you know what ‘Shiok’ means?

No, I didn’t either until I watched this video by the Singapore Tourism Board.

It’s a word mostly used in Singapore and is used to express pleasure or the highest quality. It means ‘amazing’ or ‘awesome’ but it’s shorter, snappier and all together cooler.

Shiok is a good word and I think it’s something we need to introduce into the English language.

Shiok is definitely a word that can be used a lot while travelling!

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) and Thomas Cook sent a group of bloggers to Singapore to experience the culture, food, nature and vibrancy. As someone who fell head over heels in love with Singapore, I love this video which was produced by STB. Singapore is shiok to me!’

I visited Singapore in 2011 during my two-year backpacking trip. I’d intended to stay for four days but ended up staying for 10 days. Once I got there I loved it so much I just didn’t want to leave!

I’d enjoyed the grimy, backpacker friendly destinations like Cambodia and Bali where I’d stay in a beach hut for less than £10 a night. But Singapore is sleek and shiny and modern and I loved it.

Arab District Singapore

I stayed in Chinatown where I feasted on some of the best street food I’ve ever had. The market stalls were incredible and were filled with flavours I’d never experienced before. I shopped till I dropped, explored historical and cultural monuments and enjoyed a real touristy day at Sentosa Island – a manmade beach resort that is surprisingly shiok!

 

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Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a professional blogger and has travelled around the world in search of stylish adventure travel. Monica has recently had her second baby and is determined to prove that travelling with a baby is possible!

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