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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Bukit Ho Swee

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释义

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位于新加坡市中心边缘的组屋区,北邻里立达河(Delta Canal),南接中峇鲁路(Tiong Bahru Road),东部与西部分别以立达路(Delta road)、欧南路(Outram Road)下段为界。

DEFINITION

Noun

A residential estate located in central Singapore, which is bordered by Delta Canal to the north, Tiong Bahru Road to the south, and Delta Road and the lower section of Outram Road to its east and west respectively.

由来
  • 河水山是纪念19世纪时期的商人戴河水而命名的,据说是第一次使用华人名字作为新加坡的地名。
  • 在20世纪初,河水山是新加坡人口最稠密的贫民区,卫生条件差,也没有水电供应。
  • 河水山贫民区曾历经三次大火。在1961年的大火后,政府迅速在灾区兴建新的组屋。现在该区已经发展为设施齐全的河水山组屋区。
  • 组屋区占地38.4公顷,如今是新加坡建屋发展史上具有标志性意义的组屋区。
ETYMOLOGY
• Bukit Ho Swee was named in honour of Tay Ho Swee, a 19th century merchant. It is said that this was the first time a location in Singapore was named after a Chinese person.
• In the early 20th century, Bukit Ho Swee was one of the most densely populated slums in Singapore, with poor hygiene conditions and no water or electricity supply.
• The Bukit Ho Swee slums experienced three fires. After the 1961 Bukit Ho Swee fire, the Government rapidly built new flats on the site of the fire. The area has since been developed into the Bukit Ho Swee residential estate, complete with amenities and facilities.
• The residential estate comprises an area of 38.4 hectares, and is today an iconic part of Singapore's housing development history.
例句
《烈火真情》由马林百列社区艺术文化俱乐部的马林百列广东剧团和如切潮剧团携手呈献,讲述1961年在河水山大火中失去家园的灾民相互扶持,并在政府协助下走出困境的故事。(《联合早报》,30/09/2018)
SAMPLE SENTENCE
The Bukit Ho Swee Fire was jointly presented by the Marine Parade Cantonese Opera Troupe and the Joo Chiat Teochew Opera Troupe of the Marine Parade Community Art & Culture Club. The opera tells the story of the victims who lost their homes in the 1961 Bukit Ho Swee Fire, describing how they supported each other and overcame the odds with assistance from the government. (Lianhe Zaobao, 30/09/2018)
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