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.
Similar to “ticket”. The term is the transliteration of the English word “coupon”.
An institution which provides post-secondary education, in preparation for university.
An area on the southern bank of the Singapore River. In the early years, it served as a quay for mooring boats, hence the name “Boat Quay”.
shí wù / zhí wù
Food / Plants
shè qún / tuán tǐ
Communities / Organisations
Legal / Politics
dì lǐ xiāng guān