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.
Singapore’s business district or downtown area. It is a collective term for “Da-Po” (or big “Po”) and “Xiao-Po” (or little “Po”), which is known as South Bridge Road and North Bridge Road today.
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yǎn jīng chī bīng qí lín
kā fēi qián