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Dwelling in affluent instances: The unfold of ‘huat ah!’ and its variants

Dwelling in affluent instances: The unfold of ‘huat ah!’ and its variants

SINGAPORE – When it is Chinese language New 12 months, you will notice “huat” right here, “huat” there, “huat” in every single place – from a lucky-draw poster in a Bishan espresso store to the Singapore Chinese language Cultural Centre (SCCC) in Shenton Means.

“Huat” is how the Chinese language phrase, “fa” (which means prosper), is pronounced within the Hokkien dialect. Going by its reputation, it’s dwelling in affluent instances.

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