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.

Bird Park
飞禽公园
fēi qín gōng yuán
Boat Quay
驳船码头
bó chuán mǎ tou
Bras Basah Complex
书城
shū chéng
Causeway
长堤
cháng dī
Chinatown
牛车水
niú chē shuĭ
Chinese Heritage Centre
华裔馆
huá yì guǎn
Clarke Quay
克拉码头
kè lā mǎ tou
Clifford Pier
红灯码头
hóng dēng mǎ tou
coffee shop (colloquially known as kopi tiam)
㗝呸店
gāo pēi diàn
Community Club
民众俱乐部
mín zhòng jù lè bù
detached house
独立式洋房
dú lì shì yang fáng
food court
食阁
shí gé
Fort Canning Park
皇家山
huáng jiā shān
Haw Par Villa
虎豹别墅
hǔ bào bié shù
hawker centre
熟食中心
shú shí zhōng xīn
Housing Development Board (HDB) flat
组屋
zǔ wū
hypermarket
霸级市场
bà jí shì chǎng
Johor Bahru
新山
xīn shān
kelong
奎笼
kuí long
Little India
小印度
xiǎo yìn dù
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