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.
Communities / Organisations
Overseas workers who have been granted permission to work in Singapore on a short-term basis.
外籍劳工 (Mainland China), 外劳 (Hong Kong, Taiwan)
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jiàn wū fā zhǎn jú
huó yuè lè líng
zhōng yuán huì
jiǎng huá yǔ yùn dòng