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.
A long or broad Malay sword that is about one foot long, and comes with a wooden sheath.
One day, at 2 am in the morning, four gangsters broke into our house with parangs. I do not know how I found the courage, but I fought them with my bare hands. Although I was badly injured and needed to visit the hospital to get more than 40 stitches, I had kept my family safe. The gangsters had also been injured by me during the fight, and were arrested later. (Lianhe Wanbao，28/4/2018)
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wǎng jì wǎng luò
xīn jiā pō lǜ sè jì huà
xīn shēng shuǐ
sheng wù rèn zhèng hù zhào