Taking a break from CNY traditions with a passport

A growing number of Singaporeans are choosing to celebrate Chinese New Year by going out of the country, rather than house-visiting.
A growing number of Singaporeans are choosing to celebrate Chinese New Year by going out of the country, rather than house-visiting.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Eat lots of bak kwa and pineapple tarts. Watch reruns of Stephen Chow's God Of Gamblers II on TV. Lose half of your hongbao money in blackjack. Go to the next house for visiting. Repeat.

We all know the Chinese New Year drill, and some of us go through the motions each year in the name of tradition, but others are fighting against it - with a passport.

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