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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Federation of Malaysia (old term to refer to Malaysia)

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释义

名词

马来西亚的别称。

DEFINITION

Noun

Another name for Malaysia.

由来
1957年至1963年,马来西亚称为“马来亚联合邦”,因此本地人简称为“联邦” ,这个名称也一直延用至今。此称在新加坡一般多用于口语。马来西亚人也被称为联邦人。
  • 马来亚联合邦是共和联邦(Commonwealth of Nations)的成员国之一,是一个多元种族的国家,约有三十多个种族,主要为马来族、华族和印度这三大种族。
  • 原存在于英殖民地政治架构下的马来亚联合邦,于1957年通过宪制谈判,宣布在共和联邦内实行独立。
  • 马来亚联合邦首相东姑阿都拉曼(Tunku Abdul Rahman)提出要成立马来西亚,于是在1963年9月16日马来西亚宣布成立。当时,马来西亚包括马来亚、沙捞越、沙巴和新加坡。
  • 1965 年 8 月 9 日,新加坡脱离马来西亚宣布独立。
  • ETYMOLOGY
    • Malaysia was known as the “Federation of Malaya” from 1957 to 1963, or simply “联邦” (the Federation). Since then, this name has been used by locals till today. In Singapore, this term is more commonly used colloquially. Similarly, Malaysians are called “联邦人” (people of the Federation). 

    • The Federation of Malaya was a member state in the Commonwealth of Nations. It was a multi-racial country composed of more than 30 races, including the three major races, Malay, Chinese and Indian. 

    • The Federation of Malaya was a British colony until the constitutional negotiations of 1957, which saw the country become an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 

    • On 16 September 1963,  the Prime Minister of the Federation of Malaya, Tunku Abdul Rahman declared the formation of Malaysia, which comprised of Malaya, Sarawak, Sabah and Singapore. 

    • On 9 August 1965, Singapore separated from Malaysia and declared its independence. 

    例句
    由于靠近关卡,许多联邦人都爱到兀兰来购物。70年代,关卡附近的兀兰中心尚未落成,马西岭的商店便成了联邦人购物的好去处。在那里开药材店的黄绍林说:“那时我们的顾客,除了本区的居民,很多是来自长堤彼岸的客人。直到80年代兀兰中心投入服务后联邦客才减少,而转做本区居民的生意。”(《联合早报》,8/2/1996)
    SAMPLE SENTENCE
    Many Malaysians love shopping at Woodlands as it is located near to the checkpoint. In the 1970s, before the nearby Woodlands Town Centre was built, Malaysians would often shop at Marsiling. According to Mr Huang Shaolin who owns a Traditional Chinese Medicine shop there, "At the time, other than nearby residents, many of our customers came from across the causeway. The number of Malaysian customers only started to decline in the 1980s when the Woodlands Town Centre opened. This has prompted us to shift the focus of our business onto the local residents." (Lianhe Zaobao, 08/02/1996)
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