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
The term is the transliteration of “orchid”, which differs from the Chinese term “lan hua” (兰花) commonly known elsewhere.
兰花 (Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan）
zhuó jǐn wàn dài lán
xīn jiā pō sī lìng