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.

family day
家庭日
jiā tíng rì
Federation of Malaysia (old term to refer to Malaysia)
联邦
lián bāng
Filipino domestic helper
菲佣
fēi yōng
five-foot-way
五脚基
wŭ jiăo jī
flyover
高架公路
gāo jià gōng lù
food court
食阁
shí gé
foreman
头手
tóu shǒu
Fort Canning Park
皇家山
huáng jiā shān
freehold
永久地契
yǒng jiǔ dì qì