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.

laksa
叻沙
lè shā
lies
骗话
piàn huà
Light Rail Transit (LRT)
轻轨列车
qīng guǐ liè chē
Lion City
狮城
shī chéng
Little India
小印度
xiǎo yìn dù
loan shark
阿窿
ā lόng
lorry
罗厘
luó lí