Saturday, 30 April 2016

Email Writing by Oh Jun Rong (21)

6 Lim Park
Singapore 234234

23 February 2016

Dear Cousin John

I hear that you and your parents are coming to Singapore. I cannot wait for you to get here! Since you and your family are interested in learning about both the cultural and modern aspects of Singapore, I have chosen a few places which you and your family might be interested.

We can visit Chinatown first and see the beautifully restored shophouses, colonial buildings and modern buildings. We can also ride a trishaw ride around the vicinity and take a look at the traditional medicine halls, teahouses and quirky cafes. Visiting Chinatown will undoubtedly be an enriching trip. Next, we can visit Little India, one of the most colourful districts in Singapore. We can get souvenirs at the 24-hour shopping centre, Mustafa Centre. We can also walk into gaily painted shophouses selling traditional Indian apparel gold bangles spices and other wares. While we are at Little India, we must try one of Little India's specialities, fish curry, a uniquely Singaporean dish.

We can also visit more modern attractions in Singapore such as the Singapore Flyer and the Merlion Park. We should go to the Singapore Flyer first, Before going to the Merlion Park, because we will be able to see the magnificent view of Singapore. After that, we can go to the Merlion Park, where you can find the amazing statue of the Merlion. While we are going from place to place, we can stop by the local hawker centres to eat some Asian cuisine, such as Hainanese Chicken Rice and Nasi Lemak. For dinner, we definitely have to try one of Singapore's most iconic dish, the delicious Chili Crab. You will not be able to eat a Chilli Crab in other countries.

I hope to see your family soon!

Yours sincerely
Jun Rong


  1. Your points are good, but I feel that the letter should be more welcoming and should include a less formal valediction such as 'best wishes', 'bye for now', 'your cousin' instead of 'yours sincerely'

  2. The points are well elaborated. Just make sure to watch out for the valediction. Instead of Yours Sincerely, which is for formal occasions, you could use other valedictions like "your cousin" etc.