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.

气闻
qì wén
news that will anger or amuse people
强力胶
qiáng lì jiāo
super glue
清道夫
qīng dào fū
cleaner
清谈节目
qīng tán jié mù
talk show