ST Scroll Back: Many Singaporean adults use chou chou, security blankets

A comfort object is colloquially known as a “chou chou (stinky in Mandarin)” or “bantal busuk (foul pillow in Malay)”. A post about a bantal busuk which allegedly had mushrooms growing out of it went viral.
A comfort object is colloquially known as a “chou chou (stinky in Mandarin)” or “bantal busuk (foul pillow in Malay)”. A post about a bantal busuk which allegedly had mushrooms growing out of it went viral.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/KAKI SHARE

Happiness is a security blanket, which could be in a very cute shape of a stuffed toy or, um, a particularly strong-smelling pillow.

It wasn’t just a Peanuts cartoon which said so. Experts said so too. Read on to see what they said.

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