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.

market
巴刹
bā shā
medicated oil
风油
fēng yóu
MediSave
保健储蓄
bǎo jiàn chǔ xù
MediShield
健保双全
jiàn bǎo shuāng quán
mee siam
米暹
mǐ xiān
Merdeka Generation
立国一代
lì guó yí dài
Merlion
鱼尾狮
yú wěi shī
migrant workers
客工
kè gong
Minister Mentor
内阁资政
nèi gé zī zhèng
Minister of State
政务部长
zhèng wù bù zhǎng