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.

战备军人
zhàn bèi jūn rén
Operationally Ready National Serviceman
政联公司
zhèng lián gōng sī
Government-Linked Companies (GLC)
中途之家
zhōng tú zhī jiā
halfway house
中元会
zhōng yuán huì
a group that organises activities for Hungry Ghost Festival
自雇人士
zì gù rén shì
self-employed
宗乡会馆
zōng xiāng huì guǎn
Clan Association