Understanding Singaporeans: Why Do the Chinese Shout Yam Seng?
Why do the Chinese eat noodles at wedding dinners? Why do they hang blankets around HDB void decks after a funeral? Why is Chinatown called “cow car water”? We provide the answers— and useful tips as well—to some of the most-asked questions young Singaporeans have about the Chinese, including what a “red tortoise cake” is.
Why Do the Chinese Shout “Yam Seng”? is part of a series of four illustrated handbooks, each with 20 questions and answers to promote understanding of the different races and cultures in Singapore.
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Written in language easy for kids to understand, this series answers questions about different peoples who live in Singapore with simple and lively illustrations that bring their factual answers to life.