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.

垃圾虫劳改
lā jī chóng láo gǎi
Corrective Work Order (CWO)
叻屿呷国库银票
lè yǔ xiā guó kù yín piào
Straits Dollar
冷气
lěng qì
air-conditioner
亮灯
liàng dēng
light-up
零和
líng hé
zero-sum