Pokemon, iPhone 8, Wonder Woman among Singapore’s most searched terms on Google this year

So it seems the Pokemon Go fever did not actually die down this year.

Far from it. It seems Singaporeans are still trying to catch monsters on their mobile phones.

According to Google Trends, the top trending term searched by Singapore users in 2017 was “Sgpokemap”, a local real time Pokemon tracker.

Someone playing Pokemon Go in a bus.
Lianhe Zaobao

But Pokemon needs to watch out. Hot on its heels at second and third spot were the terms “iPhone 8” and “iPhone X“, which are phones released by Apple not too long ago in September and November respectively.

Top trending Google searches in Singapore 2017
Google Trends

Google’s search trends also show that e-commerce brands in Singapore have triumphed this year, with Lazada Singapore and Ezbuy coming up top in the list of trending brand searches.

Top trending gadgets and trending brands on Google Singapore in 2017
Google Trends

When it comes to local news, Singaporeans seemed to be most interested in sports, with “SEA Games” coming out as the top search term.

Exterior of 38, Oxley Road, the home of the late Lee Kuan Yew.
The Straits Times

Other top contenders in the trending local news category include “38 Oxley Road” and “Formula One”.

Top trending Google news searches in Singapore 2017
Google Trends

The top trending TV show and movie terms were Netflix’s “13 Reasons Why” and “Wonder Woman”.

Top trending TV shows and movies on Google in 2017
Google Trends

Unsurprisingly Korean dramas took up four spots on the list for trending TV show searches, while other superhero films “Justice League”, “Logan” and “Thor Ragnarok” also made appearances in the top 10 list for movies.

Goblin stars Lee Dong Wook (left) and Gong-Yoo.

On the list of trending Korean TV shows, “Goblin” emerged as number one.

Trending Korean TV Series in Singapore 2017
Google Trends

Well-known for being globe-trotters, Singapore Googlers also searched for things to do at nearby destinations Penang and Batam. While Seoul was third on the list, it is followed by Krabi and Phuket at fourth and fifth place.

Trending destinations on Google Singapore in 2017
Google Trends

Here are other top search terms Singaporeans Googled in 2017, sorted by category:

Trending events in Singapore 2017
Google Trends

Trending recipe searches in Singapore 2017
Google Trends

Trending sports news in Singapore 2017
Google Trends

Trending memes on Google Singapore 2017
Google Trends

Trending “near me” searches in Singapore 2017
Google Trends