My gf has always told me that pork is forbidden due to hygiene. I have the same expereince as several other posters in that I know Singapore bumi who smoke, drink, eat during Ramadan, wear mini skirts etc etc but the one thing that they all, absolutely without exception, won't do is eat pork.nakatago wrote:Well, I don't know about you guys and I'm no theologian but I think these prohibitions on animals in the holy books because these were the best they could do with hygiene, given their scientific knowledge more than two thousand years ago. "
Regarding Khalwat ("close priximity"), pick up a newspaper in Malaysia virtually every day you will see cases. However these involve Malaysian bumi's. Not sure what they would do if the bumi was Singaporean instead; personally we've never had a problem and that includes the occasion when I got stopped by traffic cops in Johor backwater and my gf spent 10 minutes negotiating the bribe in Bhasa.