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.

jiào yù
Education
校群
xiào qún
school cluster
新加坡剑桥普通教育证书(高级水准)
xīn jiā pō jiàn qiáo pǔ tōng jiào yù zhèng shū (gāo jí shuǐ zhǔn)
Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Advanced Level)
学生托管中心
xué sheng tuō guǎn zhōng xīn
Student Care Centre
学生准证
xué shēng zhǔn zhèng
Student Pass
学习圈
xué xí quān
learning circle
shè huì
Social
现金卡
xiàn jīn kǎ
CashCard
消费税
xiāo fèi shuì
Good and Services Tax (GST)
小型公寓
xiǎo xíng gōng yù
studio apartment
谐星
xié xīng
comedian
新加坡大彩
xīn jiā pō dà cǎi
The Singapore Sweep Lottery
新加坡绿色计划
xīn jiā pō lǜ sè jì huà
新加坡猫
xīn jiā pō māo
Singapura cat
新加坡品牌
xīn jiā pō pǐn pái
Singapore Brand
新加坡热卖会
xīn jiā pō rè mài huì
Great Singapore Sale (GSS)
新加拳
xīn jiā quán
Singa Fist
心件
xīn jiàn
heartware
新柔廖成长三角
xīn róu liào chéng cháng sān jiǎo
Singapore-Johor-Riau (SIJORI) Growth Triangle
新生水
xīn shēng shuǐ
NEWater
shí wù/zhí wù
Food/Plants
西果
xī guǒ
confectionery
仙草
xiān cǎo
grass jelly