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ELDERLY COUPLE BUYS HALAL SNACKS FOR MALAY NEIGHBOURS, TRUE KAMPONG SPIRIT

With Hari Raya coming people are prepared to have a feast, A woman witnessed a scene at FairPrice after a elderly couple were confused if the products were Halal as they wanted to give to their Neighbours for Hari Raya.

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Here is the story:

Today at NTUC FairPrice I overheard an elderly Chinese couple discussing whether certain chocolates were halal. The discussion turned mildly heated and finally the wife turned to a young Malay man and asked really nicely… “Boy, are these halal?” The young man was a little startled and the lady continued, “Hari Raya is coming and I want to buy for my Malay neighbour but we don’t know how to see if these are ok.

Says it’s made in Malaysia but means it’s halal or not?”

I smiled, hearing that. It warms my heart not just because they wanted to gift their neighbour something but they were sincere enough to want to get it right. Though it seems like common knowledge that most people would know but it’s really nice that they bothered to ask when they didn’t because they respected their neighbour’s beliefs.

It was clear the young man felt the same because he smiled (can tell from his eyes) and he helped them go through a few options and pick out the chocolate. The elderly couple thanked him profusely and praised him for being a nice man. So nice to witness such a lovely scene today

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