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.
Cher Origin: Singlish – an abbreviated way of calling a teacher “Cher” is used as a short form and informal way of calling a teacher. It is considered to be a friendly and affectionate name to call your teacher provided he/she is not the stern kind.
Can anot? Origin: Singlish – a phrase to ask someone for an opinion. “Can anot” is often used to asked someone for an opinion. It is also often used as a phrase in this manner: “Like that, can anot??”
Your Coffee Shop Is Open Origin: Singlish – a phrase to tell someone that their fly is unzipped. Your Coffee Shop Is Open is a phrase used to stealthily inform someone (usually a Male) that they had forgotten to zip their trousers after a visit to the toilet.
Uplorry Origin: Singlish/English/Hokkien – to describe a particular person has died/passed away and also can be used to describe things beyond repair. Uplorry is used to describe someone that had already passed away or an item that is spoilt and no longer can be used. In hokkien, the term “ki chia” means the act of the […]
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.
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.