Getting into clan association is not easy

Not everyone can become a member of the Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan.

Besides being a Singapore citizen with proof that his or her roots can be traced back to China's Fujian province via paternal lineage, an application for membership requires recommendations from two existing members who are to serve as character referees.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 04, 2019, with the headline 'Getting into clan association is not easy'. Print Edition | Subscribe