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.
A form of witchcraft conducted by praying to spirits and gods, and using secret incantations. It is mainly used to deceive and harm others. Also known in Mandarin as "诓头" or "贡头".
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gū jiā jĭng chá tuán
zhuāng yì dà yóu xíng
dà bǎo sēn jié