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.

taxi
德士
dé shì
Thaipusam
大宝森节
dà bǎo sēn jié
Tiong Bahru
中峇鲁
zhōng bā lŭ
To date somebody (colloquially known as paktor)
拍拖
pāi tuō
Total Defence Day
全面防卫日
quán miàn fáng wèi rì
Town Council
市镇理事会
shì zhèn lǐ shì huì
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