Facts on Whether a Husband Needs to Give His Wife Ang Pao in S’pore During CNY

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Most Singaporeans and Malaysians are familiar with the custom of a married couple giving ang pao to anyone who is not yet married.

It is also common for children to give to their parents once they’re married or have started working.

In recent years, the custom has become a little more ambiguous, as some unmarried people who have started work began to give ang paos.

Confused over whether you can give ang pao or not, even if you’re not married (though I don’t know what you’re thinking)?

Here, take a look at a video we’ve done on ang paos and you’d have a better idea:

But here’s one new interesting thing many people have found out in recent years: do you, if you’re a husband, need to give an ang pao to your wife? Or perhaps give an ang pao to your girlfriend?

People on the Internet were fervently discussing this since 65daigou (now known as ezbuy) posted this “useful” graph in 2016.

Image: Facebook (65daigou)
Image: Facebook (65daigou)
So, is the “wife” thingy true? Since many couples are reading this, here’s what we’ve found out from the mother of all information: Google. We tried going through the results and even pored through Mandarin websites from China and Taiwan. The goal was to confirm that husbands need to give ang paos to their wives—we also asked married couples on their custom.

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