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.
An old name for Singapore.
A river slowly and quietly gaining momentum, flowing past the warm equator, where it is summer all year long. For many centuries, this has been the home of seamen in Temasek. (Lianhe Zaobao, 22/10/2019)
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dà bó gōng
dà bǎo sēn jié
hā zhī jié