KFC Giving 888 “Huat” Shorts in Selected Outlets on 6 Feb

It’s already the start of February and you still don’t have a CNY fit yet.

Sure, you could be an average Singaporean and just buy a new shirt from Uniqlo, but haven’t you worn Uniqlo for the past five CNYs already? And didn’t all your cousins wear Uniqlo too?

If you want to stand out this year and wear some super auspicious red apparel, look no further because KFC is releasing 888 HuatWear shorts which will add a dash of Huat to your style!

KFC HuatWear Shorts
Image: From KFC

How to Get HuatWear Shorts

From 6 February 2023, you can get a free pair of HuatWear shorts with purchase of any Chicken Bak Kwa meal or bundle from KFC’s new Lunar New Year menu, featuring its first-ever halal Chicken Bak Kwa, while stocks last.

The unisex red shorts, designed in consultation with Singaporean Feng Shui Master, Jet Lee, is printed with auspicious symbols, including the cheerful God of Fortune, prosperity coins, and longevity peaches.

How to Get HuatWear Shorts
Image: Instagram (@kfc_sg)

HuatWear Shorts Available at these Eight Outlets

You can get your shorts at any of these outlets from 6 February, while stocks last:

  • VivoCity
  • Kallang
  • NEX
  • West Mall
  • Jurong Point
  • NorthPoint City
  • Causeway Point
  • Tampines Mall

There are only 888 pieces available, so RUN, don’t walk, to grab your pair of CNY shorts!

KFC HuatWear Main
Image: From KFC

Why We Wear Red During CNY

If you’re not sure why we wear red during CNY, you were probably sleeping when your primary school teachers explained it to you.

Reader: Oops…

To answer this question, we have to look at the legend of Nian.

Every year, at the start of CNY, the Nian beast would awake from its slumber in the mountains and feed on people and animals in villages. The people would shut themselves in their houses, put out their lights, and stay silent so as to not attract Nian’s attention.

One CNY eve, a beggar came into town asking for food and a place to stay for the night, but everyone was too busy worrying about Nian to help him.

Finally, an old woman took him in as she pitied him after hearing his pleas.

The man, grateful for her kind gesture, decided to teach her how to get rid of Nian.

That night, the entire town was shrouded in darkness except for one house – the old woman’s house.

Attracted to the glowing lights, Nian bolted towards the house. However, the red lanterns outside of the house made it stop and whimper.

Suddenly, the beggar burst through the door, banging a drum loudly as firecrackers exploded all around.

Nian, scared of the abundance of red and loud noises, turned around and ran away, wailing.

Today, the colour red symbolises good fortune and luck, and what better way to welcome the new year than by attracting prosperity!

Why CNY is so Late This Year

Speaking of CNY, you may be wondering why CNY is a whopping three weeks later than last year’s.

Reader: Yeah, this year my angbao will come in so late… I’m broke.

Me too.

If you want to know more about why CNY 2024 is so late, and have an interesting fact to share with your relatives over steamboat, check out this article.