5 Traditional Chinese New Year Goodies In Singapore And The Meaning Behind Them

28 January 2016

Chinese New Year is a time of merry feasting for many a Singaporean. And understandably so – I mean, have you tried these festive goodies?

Their deliciousness aside, there’s a wealth of meaning behind each kind of food as well. 

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Most prominently, the Chinese like playing with words and symbols. Often, homonyms (words that share the same pronunciation but have different meanings) give certain foods their meaning, while others hold a symbolic value because of their resemblence to things like gold bars or inglots. Find out more below!

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