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.

gambling ship
赌船
dǔ chuán
General Interbank Recurring Order (GIRO)
财路
cái lù
getai
七月歌台
qī yuè gē tái
Gifted Education Programme
高才班
gāo cái bān
go downtown
下坡
xià pō
gold and jewellery shop
金庄
jīn zhuāng
good brothers (supernatural spirits)
好兄弟
hăo xīong dì
Government-Aided School
政府辅助学校
zhèng fǔ fǔ zhù xué xiào
Government-Linked Companies (GLC)
政联公司
zhèng lián gōng sī
grassroots leaders
基层领袖
jī céng lǐng xiù
Group Representation Constituency (GRC)
集选区
jí xuǎn qū
Gurkha Contingent
辜加警察团
gū jiā jĭng chá tuán