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.

垃圾房
lā jī fáng
bin centre
廊道
láng dào
corridor
老巴刹
lǎo bā shā
Lau Pa Sat
乐龄公寓
lè líng gōng yù
studio apartment
乐龄中心
lè líng zhōng xīn
Senior Citizens' Centre
联邦
lián bāng
Federation of Malaysia (old term to refer to Malaysia)
流动办公室
liú dòng bàn gōng shì
mobile office
六马路
liù mǎ lù
Princep Street
楼顶
lóu dǐng
upstairs (colloquially known as lau deng)
罗弄
luó nòng
alley (colloquially known as lorong)