31 Jan '12, 4am

This is like AU-NZ and pavlova! Singapore's claim of yusheng gets tossed out by Malaysians.

This is like AU-NZ and pavlova! Singapore's claim of yusheng gets tossed out by Malaysians.

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, January 31, 2012 First it was bak kut teh and Hainanese chicken rice that became a heated dispute between foodies in Singapore and Malaysia. Now an academician from the island wants to lay claim to the Chinese New Year tradition of yee sang (yusheng) by listing it as an intangible cultural heritage of Singapore. The suggestion has been quickly tossed out of the window by many Malaysians. The issue erupted when the academician stated in his Facebook page that he wanted to see six things in Singapore on Unesco’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. Five others are the popular yam seng toast, the Nine Emperor Gods Festival, the Hungry Ghost Festival stage performances, Singaporean cuisine and Singlish. Klang Hokkien Association president Dr Ler Cheng Chye said simple logic would denounce even the remotest possibility that yee sang was from Singapore. "T...

Full article: http://www.soshiok.com/article/17178

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