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.
Light Rail Transit (LRT)
Lightweight trains that run on tracks.
The Light Rail Transit (LRT) was constructed to serve the transportation needs of commuters in new towns and connecting passengers to the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) stations. In 1999, the first unmanned LRT service was launched in Bukit Panjang. Two other LRT lines in Sengkang and Punggol were opened for passenger service in 2003 and 2005 respectively.
Two faulty trains disrupted the Bukit Panjang LRT service for two hours yesterday afternoon, with 90 passengers affected. Many of them were forced to walk on the wet and slippery track in the drizzle. Some held umbrellas, some carried young children and others even walked with prams. (Lianhe Wanbao, 20/5/2018)
TERMS USED IN OTHER REGIONS