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.

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释义

名词

指武吉士街(Bugis Street)一带的地区。

DEFINITION

Noun

The area around Bugis Street.

由来
  • 早期白沙浮一带临近海滨,因沙滩上的白沙而得名。在福建话(闽南话)和潮州话中,“浦”与“浮”的发音相近,而“浦”指的是水边或河水流入海的地方。
  • 广东人称武吉士街为“黑街”。五十年代的武吉士街为一条后巷,缺少路灯照明。
  • 到了六十年代,白沙浮变成了饮食摊位林立的不夜城,是“小坡”一带最热闹的地方。
  • 武吉士街是以武吉士人(Bugis)命名。武吉士人属于马来族的分支,自莱佛士爵士(Sir Stamford Raffles)登陆新加坡以来,便有约500名武吉士人在此经商。武吉士人主要聚居在甘榜武吉士(Kampong Bugis),即甘榜格南(Kampong Glam)和梧槽河(Rochor River)一带,而武吉士街就位于甘榜武吉内。
  • 1980年代末,原本的武吉士街受到了市区重建计划(Urban Renewal Plan)的影响而被迫拆除。1990年代中期,考虑到武吉士街所具有的特殊社会与文化意译,新加坡旅游促进局(Singapore Tourist Promotion Board)在原本的武吉士街对面另辟了一条步行街,恢复了武吉士街的原貌。这条步行街也被取名为武吉士街。
  • 1996年落成的白沙浮商业城(Bugis Junction)是新加坡最大的室内冷气购物步行街。商业城内的一共有四条步行街,其中之一便是武吉士街的原址。
ETYMOLOGY
• Bugis was situated near the coast in the early days, and its Mandarin name “白沙浮” was named after the white sandy beaches around the area. In the Hokkien (Minnan) and Teochew dialects, the term “浦” and “浮” have similar pronunciations. “浦” refers to “the edge of the water” or “the place where the river flows into the sea”.
• The Cantonese refer to Bugis Street as “黑街” (Dark Street) because Bugis Street was just a back alley with no streetlights in the 1950s.
• By the 1960s, Bugis was a nightspot with many food and drinks stalls, and was the most bustling spot in the North Bridge Road area.
• Bugis Street was named after the Bugis people, who are part of the larger Malay community. Shortly after the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles in Singapore, a group of 500 Bugis arrived in Singapore to engage in trade. They mainly settled in Kampong Bugis, an area extending from Kampong Glam to the Rochor River. This was also where Bugis Street was located.
• By the end of the 1980s, Bugis Street was demolished as part of the Urban Renewal Plan. During the mid-1990s, in consideration of the social and cultural significance of the original Bugis Street, the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board developed a pedestrian mall and recreated the facade of Bugis Street across the road from where it once stood. This pedestrian mall was also named Bugis Street.
• In 1996, the construction of Bugis Junction, Singapore’s largest air-conditioned pedestrian shopping street, was completed. There are four pedestrian streets within the complex, one of which is where the old Bugis Street used to be.
例句
房地产分析师认为,这是位处白沙浮一带的稀有地段,它的旁边就是地铁站,正好处于白沙浮的心脏位置,因此之前预料能吸引多方人马竞标。(《联合早报》,5/9/2019)
SAMPLE SENTENCE
Real estate analysts have expected that the site will attract a considerable number of bids as it is a site in Bugis that is hard to come by. Not only is it located next to an MRT station, it is also right in the heart of the Bugis area. (Lianhe Zaobao, 5/9/2019)
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