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.
An institution that provides preschool education for children aged 3 to 6.
Singapore’s business district or downtown area. It is a collective term for “Da-Po” (or big “Po”) and “Xiao-Po” (or little “Po”), which is known as South Bridge Road and North Bridge Road today.
Residential apartments built by the Singapore government.
shí wù / zhí wù
Food / Plants
shè qún / tuán tǐ
Communities / Organisations
Legal / Politics
dì lǐ xiāng guān