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
A person or entity engaged in illegal loan activities and charging high interest rates. The loans require no collateral, thus attracting those in desperate need of money to borrow from them. Also known in Mandarin as "大耳窿".
大耳窿 (Hong Kong, Malaysia), 高利贷 （Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia), 非法放贷 (Mainland China, Malaysia), 地下钱庄 (Taiwan)
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