Thanks to all who have written in to nominate their dialect group. The polls are now up for you to vote. To simplify things, I have only allowed one vote. That is because if I gave everyone two votes to denote paternal and maternal dialect groups, then those who have parents from the same dialect group would only get one vote and that would skew the stats. So just pick the dialect group that you feel you most belong to.
Since we the citizens of Singapore, pledge ourselves as one united people, regardless of race, language or religion…… I have also included the Malays, Indian and Others so that no one is left out. If you are Chinese and your dialect group is not represented then just pick “others” and write a comment to let us know you represent your dialect group.
In case you are thinking that aside from the language, it would be difficult to distinguish between the dialect groups just by looks, then I would like ask if you can guess what dialect group the old man in the picture belongs to?
Have fun and don’t forget to cast your vote!