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.

Off-Peak Car (OPC)
红牌车
hóng pái chē
one-off
一次过
yῑ cì guò
Operationally Ready National Serviceman
战备军人
zhàn bèi jūn rén
orchid
胡姬
hú jī
otah, (derived from otak-otak)
乌达
wū dá
ownership transfer
割名
gē míng