Berwisata ke Singapura atau visit to Singapore bisa jadi sudah umum dilakukan orang-orang Indonesia karena jaraknya cukup dekat dan cukup terjangkau seperti halnya ke Malaysia. Melihat tempat menarik, wahana hiburan atau wisata belanja mungkin lebih sering dilakukan wisatawan Indonesia. Saat bertransaksi misalnya tentu butuh bahasa yang digunakan, dan untungnya Anda tidak akan mengalami kesulitan karena orang Singapura menggunakan bahasa inggris dan melayu sebagai bahasa resmi sehingga hampir semua orang bisa berbicara bahasa inggris bahkan jika Anda melakukan percakapan Indonesia Inggris pun mungkin banyak yang mengerti karena bahasa Indonesia hampir sama dengan bahasa Melayu. Hanya saja Anda perlu menyesuaikan diri jika menggunakan bahasa inggris karena logat orang Singapura lebih cenderung Melayu atau Mandarin sehingga hampir beda grammar dan spelling yang digunakan secara umum di negara barat.
Dialog Percakapan Indonesia Inggris Visit to Singapore
Yola : Hey, Evi! Tomi! Vika! Come over here!
(Evi, Tomi, and Vika come to Yola)
Evi : What is it, Yola?
Vika : Is something a matter, Yola?
Yola : Here, I just want to give you all these souvenirs.
Evi : Wow, we can have it?
Yola : Of course, I bought them for you three.
Vika : Wow, thank you, Yola!
Evi : Thank you, Yola!
Tomi : Thank you, Yola. Huh? I think this is a special souvenir from Singapore. Oh! I remember now! You just came back from Singapore, didn’t you?
Yola : Yes, that’s right.
Vika : Oh, I remember too. You told us a couple of weeks ago that you planned to go to Singapore.
Evi : I almost forgot that too. So, when did you go to Singapore, Yola?
Yola : It was on the long weekend last week. I stayed there only for 3 days.
Tomi : Wow, how was there?
Yola : Singapore was really an amazing country. Actually 3 days was not enough for me to enjoy Singapore.
Evi : Alright, tell us about your experience visiting Singapore!
Yola : Well, in Singapore I first arrived in Changi International Airport.
Vika : Oh…! I’ve just remembered that Changi International Airport is located in Singapore. I have ever read that it is one of the best airports in the world.
Yola : That is right, Vika. The service of the airport really pleased us. It was amazing of Singapore… Singapore was also a very clean and safe country. Like you might have ever heard, Singapore has a special law for its cleanness. People who litter in public places will be fined and you need to cost much for the fine. Therefore, public places like streets, sidewalks, parks, were all clean of litters.
Tomi : Um.. what about the safe?
Yola : Yes. Singapore is also a country with low level of crime. The parents there will have no worries of letting their children alone to go home after school. A woman who is going home after working at night will also feel fine. The strict laws in Singapore really suppress any chance of crime.
Tomi : Wow, that is awesome! I wish Indonesia could be like Singapore or even better someday.
Evi : Yeah… I wish so.
Vika : Eh! Did you come to Universal Studio Singapore, Yola? You are so lucky~!
Yola : It was too bad. I and my family went there because my father had some work to do there. But, we unfortunately had no time to go to Universal Studio.
Tomi : Oh, that is too bad.
Yola : That’s fine. Visiting Singapore is awesome enough for me.
Vika : That’s right! I wish I can go there too someday!
Evi : Me too!
Tomi : Yeah! Me too! I think Singapore is worthy visiting.
Glossaries Percakapan Indonesia Inggris Visit to Singapore
What is it? = Ada apa?
Is something a matter? = Ada apa? / Ada masalah apa?
A couple of weeks = beberapa minggu
To plan = berencana
(be) located = bertempat, berlokasi
To please = menyenangkan, membuat senang
To litter = membuang sampah
Public places = tempat umum
Fine = denda
(be) fined = didenda, dikenakan denda
To cost much = membayar mahal
Strict laws = hukum yang ketat
Suppress = menekan
Chance of crime = peluang kejahatan
Worthy visiting = patut untuk dikunjungi