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.

马打
mă dă
police (colloquially known as mata, derived from mata-mata)
米暹
mǐ xiān
mee siam
民防部队
mín fáng bù duì
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
民众俱乐部
mín zhòng jù lè bù
Community Club
摩摩喳喳
mó mó zhā zhā
bubur cha cha