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.

财路
cái lù
General Interbank Recurring Order (GIRO)
长堤
cháng dī
Causeway
常任秘书
cháng rèn mì shū
Permanent Secretary
充电
chōng diàn
to rest and recharge
初级学院
chū jí xué yuàn
junior college
传召
chuán zhào
Subpoena
春到河畔迎新年
chūn dào hé pàn yíng xīn nián
River Hong Bao