Singaporean Mandarin Database

This database contains a collection of Mandarin terms which have cultural, historical or sentimental value unique to Singapore. Some of these terms are more commonly read in print while others are often used in our everyday conversations.

Haw Par Villa
虎豹别墅
hǔ bào bié shù
hawker centre
熟食中心
shú shí zhōng xīn
Housing and Development Board (HDB)
建屋发展局
jiàn wū fā zhǎn jú
Housing Development Board (HDB) flat
组屋
zǔ wū
hypermarket
霸级市场
bà jí shì chǎng
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