Chope Origin: Singlish – local slang for reserving a table or seat at a hawker centre or eatery with free seating Chope is commonly used in scenarios where one has to reserve a table or seat at a place usually a hawker centre or eatery with no fixed seating. This usually happens when there is […]


Atas Origin: Malay – a term to describe a person or some place that is high class Atas can be used to describe someone as being arrogant or snobbish but is more commonly used now to describe someone doing things that is high class and of good taste.


5Cs Origin: Acronym– 5Cs represents the 5 goals of most Singaporeans: Cash, Credit Card, Condominium, Car, Country Club Membership 5Cs other than representing the 5 goals of most Singaporeans, it is also the criteria that some females would expect from their future husbands. Cash, Credit Card, Condominium, Car and Country Club Membership are the must […]


Toto Origin: English– a type of lottery game in Singapore Just like 4D which is run by Singapore Pools, Toto is a lottery game and draws take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Toto is a game where the top prize money is high but the odds of winning are extremely low. Punters have to select […]

13th Month

13th Month Origin: English – a term for the annual wage supplement (AWS) 13th Month is a term used to refer to the 13th month bonus which is also known as the Annual Wage Supplement (AWS) that “most” companies in Singapore give out to permanent staff. This is also known as year-end bonus.

7th Month

7th Month Origin: Chinese – The 7th month of the Lunar calendar is a month that celebrates Hungry Ghost Festival. This is a festival observed by Singaporean Chinese. The belief is that spirits will emerge when the gates of the netherworld are opened during this period. The Chinese in Singapore will partake in a series of […]


SBC Origin: Acronym for Singapore Broadcasting Corporation SBC is the acronym for Singapore Broadcasting Corporation which was active between 1980-1994 bringing quality drama, documentaries and current affairs programmes to Singapore’s viewers.