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 neighbourhood shop that sells hot and cold drinks such as traditional Nanyang coffee and meals, often frequented by locals. Now known as coffee shop.
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