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.

People's Association (PA)
人民协会
rén mín xié huì
percent
巴仙
bā xiān
Permanent Resident (PR)
永久居民
yǒng jiǔ jū mín
Pioneer Generation
建国一代
jiàn guó yí dài
police (colloquially known as mata, derived from mata-mata)
马打
mă dă
polyclinic
综合诊疗所
zōng hé zhěn liáo suǒ
polytechnic
理工学院
lǐ gōng xué yuàn
pork belly
三层肉
sān céng ròu
public holiday
公共假日
gōng gòng jià rì
Pulau Ubin
乌敏岛
wū mín dǎo
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