Ah Boy and Friends: Myths, taboos and superstitions

No cutting of nails after sunset, and no singing in the kitchen or you will marry an old man! Ever heard of these taboos and wondered why they exist? 

In this episode of Ah Boy and Friends, we explore the myths, taboos and superstitions in different cultures, and the stories behind such interesting beliefs. One example is how some Chinese believe gifting a pair of shoes is unlucky because shoes symbolise travelling and going away from home. 

Comment and share with us the most bizarre taboo you have heard of, and whether you believe in it! 

Ah Boy is an original character created by zaobao.sg and made popular by his light-hearted and educational introduction of the Chinese culture. He is now exploring other cultures. 


About "Ah Boy and Friends":

"Ah Boy and Friends"(Ah Boy与小伙伴们)is one of 16 short-form video series produced by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), as part of the second season of SPH's Public Service Broadcast content. 

In this 9-part Mandarin animation series, Ah Boy together with his family and friends will introduce viewers to different aspects of the Malay, Indian and Eurasian cultures, providing an entertaining and enriching experience for the young and old alike.

"Ah Boy and Friends" is also available on the zaobao.sg website and mobile app. All episodes come with Chinese and English subtitles.