This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. These terms may be used by Singaporeans in the past or at present. Some of the terms are read in print while others are used in our everyday conversations.
The Speak Mandarin Family Talent Competition is a nationwide competition that provides immersive opportunities for parents to bond and have fun with their children, while learning and speaking Mandarin.
Useful tips and resources to improve your Mandarin!
Find out more about the Mandarin programmes by the Speak Mandarin Campaign and its partners.
See our list of partners who have come together to support the Speak Mandarin Campaign with different programmes and venues.
The Speak Mandarin Campaign (SMC) commemorates 35 years of campaign with a commemorative book written in both English and Chinese to trace the origins and history of Singapore’s longest social campaign.