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Old 05-18-2016, 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by BrownThor View Post
'Little India' is considered one of the most dangerous parts of Singapore city, and most non-Indians avoid visiting that part of town.

non-Indian Singaporeans don't follow Indian culture, and inter-racial marriages between Indians and Chinese isn't as common as the commenter above would like to believe, the Indian community in Singapore is very tight knit and they prefer to mingle within their own community.
I think your mostly mistaken and I agree you would have to differentiate between the immigrant workers and the Singaporeans who happen to be of Indian decent.

As far as dangerous, we must have very different ideas of dangerous. I don't consider any part of Singapore as being "dangerous" at any time. Especially if you compare it to practically any city in the world.
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Old 02-15-2017, 10:48 PM
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Indian influence on Singapore is big, close to the Indian influence on London.
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Old 02-22-2017, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Dangerous-Boy View Post
The English name of Singapore is derived from the Malay word, Singapura, which was in turn derived from Sanskrit (Singa is "lion", Pura "city"; Sanskrit: सिंहपुर, IAST: Siṃhápura)

Its Tamil. "Singam" means Lion. "oor" denotes a town or city and its a suffix. And Tamil pre dates Sanskrit.

Its Tamils who were one of the largest ethnic groups in Singapore, Malaysia etc, then it gradually became Indians now.
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