Singapore Sign Language 101

Today is International Day of Sign Languages – 23 September! Just like Singlish, Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) is heavily influenced by our diversity, and is a mixture of Shanghainese Sign Language, American Sign Language, Signing Exact English and locally developed signs.

The language continues to evolve and develop even today. We meet up with James Ong, 53, Executive and Instructor at The Singapore Association for the Deaf (SADeaf) who taught us 6 signs for words such as “paiseh” and “kaypoh“.

Intrigued? Sign up for a class at SADeaf’s website!:

Check out the video here on Sunny Side SG Facebook Page

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