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.

纱丽
shā lì
sari
纱笼
shā lóng
sarong
狮城
shī chéng
Lion City
石叻
shí lè
Selat (old term to refer to Singapore)
宋谷
sòng gǔ
songkok