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.

lóng bāng
to hitch a ride, reside with or have someone pass an item to another person along the way (colloquially known as tumpang)