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.
Lightweight trains that run on tracks.
A type of gambling in the form of a lottery draw.
A person who collects old and unwanted items. The term is the transliteration of the Malay word karung guni.
A type of pancake from India which is popular in Singapore and Malaysia.
A transport hub for large public vehicles (buses) to begin or end bus routes.
shí wù / zhí wù
Food / Plants
shè qún / tuán tǐ
Communities / Organisations
Legal / Politics
dì lǐ xiāng guān