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Scuffle breaks out among relatives as divorcee insists she is still eligible for ang baos

Posted on 31 January 2014

Issue could not be settled at press time as ang baos lay strewn all over the floor.


A scuffle broke out this afternoon on the first day of Chinese New Year at the void deck of an HDB flat located in the east of Singapore.

This after a group of well-meaning relatives insisted that one of their kin, who is a divorcee, does not need to be given any ang baos.

The divorcee, Mei Zhang Fu, said: “But I already tell them I’m single as the divorce is finalised and as tradition mandates, I can receive their ang baos but they keep pushing me away.”

“And then all of a sudden, someone just threw a lot of ang paos at me.”

This incident is followed by another in the west of Singapore where a group of at least 15 relatives were heard shouting at each other in a competition to see who can give more ang pao money.

At press time, the minimum sum packed in an ang pao by one of the relatives boasting about his generosity was overheard to be $6.

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