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Housewarming Etiquette

Post by showeredwithlove » Fri, 11 Mar 2016 5:11 pm

Attending a housewarming party next fri...What are some housewarming etiquette that i should follow in singapore for a chinese family?

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Re: Housewarming Etiquette

Post by SadDad82 » Fri, 11 Mar 2016 5:16 pm

1. Watch out for Feng Shui. Some hosts are quite particular so when you choose your gift be careful.
2. Take off your shoes. Self-explanatory.
3. Don't send clocks, shoes, sharp objects, or anything in fours.

Google is your best friend i guess. Not too sure but imo housewarming isn't a very big thing in Singapore. Maybe even a gift isnt needed.

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Re: Housewarming Etiquette

Post by x9200 » Fri, 11 Mar 2016 5:40 pm

I can only add to the above: don't post any links and don't mention any business names, blogs, places as this may not be what some hosts like and further to this may result in banning of the attendees.

BTW, what an amazing coincident of you two posting from the same IP address and registered the same date.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 11 Mar 2016 5:48 pm

And some more, registering only 8 minutes apart! Who woulda thunk!

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Re: Housewarming Etiquette

Post by dreamyjez » Wed, 06 Apr 2016 5:04 pm

Well, the one gift you can't go wrong is to give red packet with money (ang bao we call it here). Haha The amount of money you should give, depends on how close you are to the host.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 06 Apr 2016 5:58 pm

dreamyjez wrote:Well, the one gift you can't go wrong is to give red packet with money (ang bao we call it here). Haha The amount of money you should give, depends on how close you are to the host.
Haha, sorry, I mean dreamyjez, haha, but it's a lot more complicated than that as you well know. So, with all the up to day as of 2015 anyway, here is the current amounts you should be looking at for all kinds of functions where the giving of ang bao is often in order.

http://forum.singaporeexpats.com/viewto ... 72#p726772
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Post by PNGMK » Wed, 06 Apr 2016 8:31 pm

Plants and wine.

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Re: Housewarming Etiquette

Post by sgstrait » Thu, 21 Apr 2016 7:16 pm

Just oooh and aaaah about how great the place, even if it's not. Show them "face" .

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