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.
Legal / Politics
An honorary title in Singapore appointed by the President to handle minor criminal cases. Also known in Mandarin as “太平局绅”.
At a ceremony held at the Istana yesterday, 86 outstanding Singaporeans were appointed by President Halimah Yacob as Justices of the Peace. (Lianhe Zaobao, 25/4/2018)
非官守治安委员 (Hong Kong)
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