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Gifts from the US?

Post by smrglivac » Thu, 14 Jun 2007 2:24 am

Hi everyone, I'm not sure if this is the right forum, but everyone is so helpful here, I'm sure it will be fine.

I'll be studying in SG for three months, and I'm sure I'll visit the homes of some of my work colleagues. Can anyone suggest some gifts that I could bring from the US (I'm from Los Angeles) that might be something special to bring to a Singapore/Malaysian family? And also, are there things I definitely shouldn't bring as a gift? Unfortunately, I don't know much about the local etiquette yet.



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Post by sq009 » Thu, 14 Jun 2007 2:42 am

If you are going to visit a chinese family, avoid Clocks (represents death), Umbrellas (represents separation), Pears (Represent Separations too), shoes (represents evil), knifes and swords.

Something unique from your state will do fine =)
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