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.
Food / Plants
A well-known tropical fruit that is also known as the “Queen of Fruits”. Mangosteens have a green pedicle, a reddish-purple shell, and white and tender flesh. The flesh is composed of five or six cloves arranged in a spherical shape.
莽吉柿 (Mainland China), 倒捻子 (Mainland China), 山竺 (Malaysia)
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pú táo sāng
měi lù kǒng lóng