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.

Hari Raya Haji
哈芝节
hā zhī jié
having a fist fight
铁公鸡
tiě gōng jī
Haw Par Villa
虎豹别墅
hǔ bào bié shù
hawker centre
熟食中心
shú shí zhōng xīn
honours degree
荣誉学位
róng yù xué wèi
Housing and Development Board (HDB)
建屋发展局
jiàn wū fā zhǎn jú
Housing Development Board (HDB) flat
组屋
zǔ wū
hypermarket
霸级市场
bà jí shì chǎng