Women’s Charter Origin: English – a legislative act to protect the rights of women and girls in Singapore Women’s Charter, a legislative act passed in 1961 to protect and advance the rights of women and girls in Singapore.
Month: June 2017
AWARE – Association of Women for Action and Research
AWARE Origin: Acronym/English – stands for Association of Women for Action and Research AWARE is a non-governmental organization in Singapore that is involved in research and advocacy for women and to promote gender equality.
ROM – Registry Of Marriages
ROM Origin: Acronym/English – ROM stands for Registry of Marriages ROM is the acronym for Registry of Marriages, this is the place where couple tie their knot formally as a civil marriage in Singapore.
TCSS- Talk Cock Sing Song
TCSS Origin: Acronym/Singlish/English – TCSS stands for Talk Cock Sing Song TCSS which stands for Talk Cock Sing Song is often used by Singaporeans to indicate casual chit chat, to talk trash and anything under the sky.
ICT – In-Camp Training
ICT Origin: Acronym/Army Lingo – ICT stands for In-Camp Training ICT stands for In-Camp Training for active Singaporean National Servicemen. It is usually a once or twice a year event to refresh the skills of active National Servicemen as well as getting them up to date with defence news,etc.
SAF100 Origin: Army Lingo – SAF100 is a call-up notice for active Singaporean National Servicemen SAF100 is a call-up notice for active Singaporean National Servicemen. NSMen will have to login to the army portal to download the SAF100 which details the period of call-up, the attire and items to bring as well as the army […]
Chiong Sua Origin: Hokkien/army lingo – Hokkien for charging up the hill. Chiong Sua is a hokkien term that refers to the act of charging up a hill to attack enemies.
Hokkien Peng – Hokkien Soldier
Hokkien Peng Origin: Hokkien/army lingo – Hokkien speaking soldiers of the Singapore Army “Hokkien Peng” refers to hokkien speaking soldiers of the early Singapore Army. This term usually refers to soldiers in the past when most spoke hokkien instead of english due to a lack of education.
Sorry No Cure
Sorry No Cure Origin: English/Singlish – literally means saying sorry does not help at all. Sorry no cure is often used in reply to someone who had just committed an act be it by speech or action that hurt you. The damage had been done and saying sorry will not reverse the damage.