'My Singlish is not very good'

'My Singlish is not very good'

SINGAPORE - This little pig... er, we mean book, has garnered some international attention.

This after a page was posted on humour website 9Gag. Since then, it's gone viral with shares on Facebook and other social media sites.

The Three Little Pigs Lah's author is local designer Casey Chen, 42. He says: "I thought a fiction book using Singlish would be interesting because most books on the topic are non-fiction ones.

"I've also loved the tale of the Three Little Pigs since I was a child.

"I am born in the Year of the Pig, and can 'relate' better to the characters."

He wrote the 24- page book in two months at the beginning of this year, while recovering from donating a kidney to his elder brother.

Although the book is based on a children's fairy tale, he admits it is "not very suitable for children" due to its use of graphic language and Singlish.

He says his own Singlish is "not very good", and he had to do a lot of research online to write the book.

"I exaggerated its use to show how funny Singlish can be. If the characters spoke naturally, there'd be no 'oomph'.

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