Dear TS (threadstarter),
This is a good place to start for reading: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245883
Remember that when you get a DSLR, you are effectively investing in a system. There are camera body + lenses + dry box (if in Singapore etc.)/cabinet + microfibre cloth.
And if you have a camera-savvy friend, I suggest that you enlist his/her help getting a second-hand in Buy and Sell section of CS, or borrow (if possible) from him/her.
you should go to shops and play with them and decide which one you like.
Pointless to tell you what I like, since we may have different tastes / needs / wants / ability / budget / friends etc etc....
All in the right hands are capable tools ...
happy shopping !!