Thursday, April 6, 2017

Greenbacks Popular as Hell Money

In high demand: Ang Siew Siew showing the US dollar hell notes at her shop Eng Chin Heong Sdn Bhd in Kimberley Street, Penang. Image credit:

The weakened ringgit has got the Chinese community alarmed and anxious for their dearly departed ones as well.

With All-Souls Day (Qing Ming) being observed 10 days before and 10 days after April 04, many stores selling religious paraphernalia are seeing an increase in the sale of “hell money” – notes printed to resemble legal tender and burnt as offerings for the deceased – in foreign currency, especially US dollars.

One store owner Kelly Tan said demand was also high for the yuan and Singapore dollar notes.

Ang Siew Siew, another shopkeeper selling prayer items had also mentioned the “paper bank headquarters” as another best seller.

Last Saturday, club member Kyla Malupa conducted the Power Image 101 workshop at Federation International College which is housed in Menara Liberty in Jalan Sultan Ismail, KL.

A Liquid Gold Advanced Toastmasters Club event that was organized in collaboration with John Robert Powers.
Eighty-five people came for the talk  – a success and another feather in the cap for the high-flying Toastmasters club.

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