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.
In the Parliament of Singapore, the Party Whip ensures discipline of party members. Also known as “党督” in Mandarin.
A person who collects old and unwanted items. The term is the transliteration of the Malay word karung guni.
A park and tourist attraction that specialises in the care and breeding of birds.
A housing estate located in the southwestern part of central Singapore.
A school with flexibility to decide on education matters, such as school fees, school curriculum, academic and non-academic programmes.
shí wù / zhí wù
Food / Plants
shè qún / tuán tǐ
Communities / Organisations
Legal / Politics
dì lǐ xiāng guān