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.

shè qún/tuán tǐ
Communities/Organisations
同济医院
tóng jì yī yuàn
Thong Chai Medical Institution
头家
tóu jiā
boss (colloquially known as towkay)
土生华人
tǔ shēng huá rén
Peranakan Chinese