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.
The term 巴刹 is a transliteration of the Malay word pasar, which means market.
菜市 (Mainland China), 街市 (Hong Kong), 菜市场 (Taiwan)
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niú chē shuĭ
zhōng yāng shāng yè qū