Singaporean Mandarin Database

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.

shè huì
Social
共享住宿
gòng xiǎng zhù sù
co-living
公益金
gōng yì jīn
Community Chest
工作准证
gōng zuò zhǔn zhèng
work permit
购兴
gòu xìng
buyer interest
骨痛溢血热症
gǔ tòng yì xuè rè zhèng
dengue fever
官式访问
guān shì fǎng wèn
official visit
国庆敬礼仪式
guó qìng jìng lǐ yí shì
National Day observance ceremony
海峡殖民地
hǎi xiá zhí mín dì
Straits Settlement
红字
hóng zì
popular numbers for 4D (4-digit lottery)
环境剧
huán jìng jù
local sitcom
火患
huǒ huàn
fire incident
家属保障计划
jiā shǔ bǎo zhàng jì huà
Dependents’ Protection Scheme (DPS)
家庭保障计划
jiā tíng bǎo zhàng jì huà
Home Protection Scheme (HPS)
家庭服务中心
jiā tíng fú wù zhōng xīn
Family Service Centre (FSC)
健保双全
jiàn bǎo shuāng quán
MediShield
健力士世界纪录大全
jiàn lì shì shì jiè jì lù dà quán
Guinness World Records
坚韧团结配套
jiān rèn tuán jié pèi tào
Resilience Budget
坚毅向前预算案
jiān yì xiàng qián yù suàn àn
Fortitude Budget
解封阶段
jiě fēng jiē duàn
re-opening phase
金饰
jīn shì
gold jewellery