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.

霸级市场
bà jí shì chǎng
hypermarket
巴刹
bā shā
market
白桥
bái qiáo
area around Farrer Park (colloquially known as pek kio)
白沙浮
bái shā fú
Bugis
半独立式洋房
bàn dú lì shì yáng fáng
semi-detached house
碧山
bì shān
Bishan
驳船码头
bó chuán mǎ tou
Boat Quay