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Web surfing among top leisure activities for Singaporeans: survey

(Xinhua)

08:58, December 28, 2011

SINGAPORE, Dec. 27 (Xinhua) -- Web surfing turned out to be the third most preferred leisure activity for Singaporeans, confirming the high penetration of the Internet in modern urban daily life, a latest survey showed.

The MasterCard survey of more than 10,000 Singaporeans on their preferred leisure activities showed that web surfing has the favor of 60 percent of the respondents, local broadcaster Channel NewsAsia said on Tuesday.

About 68 percent cited food or dining out as one of the top leisure activities, followed by shopping cited by 65 percent of the respondents.

Interest in languages and literature as well as learning crafts were at the bottom of the list. Only about 20 percent liked these activities.

About 90 percent of the respondents cited food courts and hawker centers, which can be seen in almost every neighborhood in Singapore, as their top choice for eating out. Singaporeans visit hawker centers and food courts an average of 16 times a month, followed by seven times for fast-food and snack restaurants.

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