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.

太平绅士
tài píng shēn shì
Justice of the Peace
堂费
táng fèi
Court Fees
特别学校
tè bié xué xiào
Special Education (SPED) school
特惠银行服务
tè huì yín hang fú wù
banking privileges
特选学校
tè xuǎn xué xiào
Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school
跳蚤市场
tiào zǎo shì chǎng
flea market
铁公鸡
tiě gōng jī
having a fist fight
贴士
tiē shì
tips
头手
tóu shǒu
foreman
土生华人
tǔ shēng huá rén
Peranakan Chinese
屠妖节
tú yāo jié
Deepavali