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.

nasi lemak
椰浆饭
yē jiāng fàn
National Trades Union Congress(NTUC)
全国职工总会
quán guó zhí gōng zǒng huì
neighbourhood school
邻里学校
lín lǐ xué xiào
news that will anger or amuse people
气闻
qì wén
Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP)
官委议员
guān wěi yì yuán
nyonya / nonya
娘惹
niáng rě