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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Gurkha Contingent

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释义

名词

尼泊尔籍雇佣兵。

DEFINITION

Noun

Nepalese soldiers hired as mercenaries.

由来

  • 辜加与英国殖民政府关系密切,当英国殖民政府管制新加坡时,这些尼泊尔籍雇佣兵也随之而来,他们在第二次世界大战(1939至1945年)和日据时期(1942至1945年)做出了巨大的贡献。
  • 1949年,辜加警察团(Gurkha Contingent)成立,属于新加坡警察部队(Singapore Police Force)重要的一部分,并担任政府官员和贵宾的警卫。
  • 现今的辜加警察团仍对新加坡的执法做出重大的贡献,例如1998年的世界贸易部长会议(World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference),就由辜加警察团全权负责整体的保安。
  • 延续殖民时期的传统,仍由一名英国人员负责指令辜加警察团。在他们做满任期后,这些雇佣兵将回返尼泊尔的故居,并获得一笔终身退休金。

ETYMOLOGY

  • The Gurkha had a close relationship with the British colonial government. When the British colonised Singapore, these Nepalese mercenaries arrived with them. These soldiers made significant contributions to the country during World War II (1939 – 1945) and the Japanese Occupation (1942 – 1945).
  • The Gurkha Contingent was created in 1949, as an important part of the Singapore Police Force. They were tasked with guarding the security of government officials and VIPs.
  • Today, the Gurkha Contingent still plays an important role in Singapore’s law enforcement. For example, the Gurkha Contingent was responsible for the security cover for the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in 1998.
  • Following the tradition from the colonial days, the Gurkha Contingent is led by a British officer. When they have completed their terms of service, these Nepalese soldiers will return to Nepal with a lifelong pension.

例句

隶属新加坡警察部队的辜加警察团庆祝成立70周年,李显龙总理走访辜加警察团,感谢他们多年来保卫新加坡,为我国的和平与治安做出了贡献。(《联合早报》,11/4/2019)

SAMPLE SENTENCE

The Gurkha Contingent, part of the Singapore Police Force, celebrated its 70th year of formation. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong paid a visit to the Gurkha Contingent, thanking them for protecting Singapore over the years and contributing to the peace and prosperity of the country. (Lianhe Zaobao, 11/4/2019)

其他地区用语

啹喀兵(港)

TERMS USED IN OTHER REGIONS

啹喀兵 (Hong Kong)

相关资料

  • 新加坡辜加警察团位于翡珑山(Mount Vernon),这里除了是他们的居住地,也住着他们的家人。周围的环境效仿尼泊尔的风俗文化,希望能减少这些身在外地的雇佣兵和他们家眷的思乡之苦。
  • Photo couresty of http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=298243

RELATED INFORMATION

  • The Singapore Gurkha contingent is based in Mount Vernon. That is not only the place of residence for them, but also for their families. The surrounding areas bear traces of the Nepalese culture and tradition, to assuage the homesickness these soldiers and their families may feel, as they are so far away from their hometown.
  • Photo courtesy of http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=298243

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