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
After serving full-time National Service (NS), male Singapore citizens and permanent residents become Operationally-Ready National Servicemen (ORNSmen).
后备军人 (Mainland China), 后备军 (Taiwan, Malaysia)
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tǔ shēng huá rén
bēi bāo kè
shì yìng shēng