This Hilarious Video Series Shows How Hakka, Hokkien, And Cantonese People Celebrate CNY

"If you eat eight fish eyes, you can score 8A's!"

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This Spotlight is sponsored by Sunway Group.

Chinese New Year is almost here, and we can't wait to dig in to all the glorious festive food!

If you're Hakka, you can look forward to dishes like stir-fried yam abacus seeds

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Also known as suan pan zi, this traditional Hakka dish made with yam is usually eaten during festive seasons to signify wealth.

For Hokkien families, you can expect to have fish maw soup at least once during CNY

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This sticky, gooey soup with tender fish maw is a comfort food for the Hokkien people. One bowl is almost never enough!

Of course, no Cantonese CNY dinner would be complete without fatt choy, black fungus that looks like hair

Fatt choy is usually braised with vegetables, mushrooms, and dried oysters. Though it looks weird, this hairlike fungus actually packs a punch of nutrients!

But besides all the distinct and yummy treats, each family will also have some unique traditions

Whether you're Hakka, Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew, Hainanese, or Foo Chow, your family probably has a distinct way of celebrating Chinese New Year. Often times, these practices actually reflect the beliefs and origins of your ancestors.

To help Malaysians understand how each Chinese clan celebrates Chinese New Year, Sunway Group explores these traditions and customs with a series of funny videos

For instance, did you know that the reason why Hakka kids eat fish eyes is so that they can score A's for their exams? So if you want to score 8A's in this year's SPM, then you better start eating more fish eyes this Chinese New Year!

Check out the video to find out other interesting Hakka customs:

If you enjoyed the Hakka video, you can also check out the Hokkien video about "Pai Ti Kong" and the Cantonese video about tossing yee sang

Besides that, Sunway Group is giving you a chance to win up to RM988 worth of Sunway Pals points this CNY. Here's how to participate in the contest:

  1. Like the Sunway Group Facebook page
  2. Share one of their videos and tag three friends with hashtags #Sunway #SunwayCNY2019
It's that easy! Make sure you don't miss the chance to rake in some extra fortune this Chinese New Year with Sunway Group!

Finally, whether you're Hakka, Hokkien, Cantonese, Teochew, Hainanese, Foo Chow, or clueless, Sunway Group wants to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year with loads of prosperity!

Head over to Sunway Malls with your family and friends this festive season to take pictures with all the themed decorations. Each Sunway Mall will be featuring something unique, like the Hakka-themed decorations at Sunway Pyramid, the Hainanese-themed decorations at Sunway Giza, and more. Make sure you don't miss out on it!

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