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.

Racial Harmony Day
种族和谐日
zhǒng zú hé xié rì
rag-and-bone man (colloquially known as karung guni)
加龙古尼
jiā lóng gǔ ní
Residents' Committee (RC)
居民委员会
jū mín wěi yuan huì
river taxi
水上德士
shuǐ shàng dé shì
road bully
路霸
lù bà
road tax
路税
lù shuì
roti prata
印度煎饼
yìn dù jiān bǐng