These are the things Singaporeans googled the most in 2016

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How was 2016 for you? For us, it was a tumultuous period full unexpected outcomes. But not all was bad. The year was also entertaining, with a lot of good apps, movies and TV shows. From Deadpool and X-men to Descendants of the Sun and Game of Thrones season 6 (our favourite TV series now is Westworld), the most popular search terms on Google in 2016 seems to suggest that Singaporeans agree. So what are the topics that Singaporeans cared the most, captured their hearts and got them addicted?

Needless to say, Joseph Schooling’s historical swim at the Rio Olympics propelled him not just to the top of the 100m butterfly swimming event but also to the top of the most searched for person in Singapore on Google. And while he is chasing gold in Rio, others back home were chasing pocket monsters when Niantic announced the availability of the massive mobile hit Pokémon GO.

2016 also witnessed the unexpected results of two major political events, the ‘Brexit’ referendum, where British citizens voted to exit from the European Union, and the US elections, where Donald Trump went from zero to hero to become the next President of the United States of America.

For entertainment, Singaporeans seem to never get enough of the K-wave. The top spot for trending TV shows goes to Descendants of the Sun, the most popular Korean drama in Asia this year. The series was so popular that it prompted the opening of the dal.Komm Coffee featured in the Korean series in Singapore recently.

For travel destinations, Singaporeans tend to be interested in vacation spots closer to home with seven out of 10 top holiday destination searches circling the Asia region. From Japan, Vietnam, Taiwan to short getaways at beach destinations near Singapore, Asia certainly provides good options for a quick getaway.

Top trending searches in Singapore

  1. Euro 2016
  2. Pokémon Go
  3. US Elections
  4. Joseph Schooling
  5. iPhone 7
  6. Descendants of the Sun
  7. Brexit
  8. Donald Trump
  9. Ezbuy
  10. Deadpool

Top trending people in Singapore

  1. Joseph Schooling
  2. Donald Trump
  3. Heng Swee Keat
  4. Song Joong Ki
  5. Michael Phelps
  6. Hillary Clinton
  7. Lee Chong Wei
  8. S. R. Nathan
  9. Melania Trump
  10. Tom Hiddleston

Top trending destinations in Singapore

  1. Turkey
  2. June holidays destinations in Asia
  3. Japan
  4. Weekend destinations near Singapore
  5. Europe destinations
  6. Taiwan
  7. Vietnam
  8. Beach destinations from Singapore
  9. New Zealand
  10. Thailand

Top trending TV shows in Singapore

  1. Descendants of the Sun
  2. Sinetron Samson Dan Dahlia
  3. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo
  4. Suri Hati Mr Pilot
  5. Uncontrollably Fond
  6. Bigg Boss 9
  7. Love in the Moonlight
  8. Doctors (Korean Drama)
  9. Cinderella and Four Knights
  10. Game of Thrones Season 6