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.

samsui women (red headscarf)
红头巾
hóng tóu jīn
satay
沙爹
shā diē
secret society
私会党
sī huì dăng
Selat (old term to refer to Singapore)
石叻
shí lè
senior
乐龄
lè líng
Sentosa
圣淘沙
shèng táo shā
Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
民防部队
mín fáng bù duì
Special Assistance Plan (SAP) school
特选学校
tè xuǎn xué xiào
Special Education (SPED) school
特别学校
tè bié xué xiào
Straits Chinese
海峡华人
hăi xiá huá rén
Supreme Court
最高法院
zuì gāo fǎ yuàn
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