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.

暴露
bào lù
revealing
报聘
bào pìn
pay a return visit
报穷
bào qióng
adjudication of bankruptcy
报生纸
bào shēng zhǐ
birth certificate
报效
bào xiào
to sponsor
背包客
bēi bāo kè
backpacker
碧山
bì shān
Bishan
便利贴
biàn lì tiē
post-it notes
鞭刑
biān xíng
caning
波霸
bō bà
a bosomy woman
驳船码头
bó chuán mǎ tou
Boat Quay
波道
bō dào
television channel
帛金
bó jīn
condolence gift
卜基
bǔ jī
bookmaker (bookie)