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Prosperous Oranges
The first and most important thing to know about Chinese New Year in Singapore is that oranges...are important! You will see oranges everywhere—always in groups of two, never alone. When you hand them to someone, you must always hand them over with two hands and normally say "Happy New Year" at the same time. Why oranges? It’s not that folks are crazy about orange juice, it’s simply that the word for orange sounds similar to the word for wealth. Therefore you are wishing prosperity for someone when you hand them two oranges.
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