10. If one has to relieve oneself in the open near a tree or in the bushes, ask for permission before tending to calls of nature.
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This is definitely close to the hearts of our NS Men. This practice is to respect the spirits in the forest that are wandering. Asking for permission will ensure that they won’t feel offended that you are relieving yourself near their space and follow you home.
It is because Singapore is so diverse that we have tonnes of different practices to bring an individual or a household good luck. There’s a saying – it’s better to be safe than sorry. And we being the “Kiasu” (scared to lose) nation, we just want to be safe and lucky. Hope some of these practices bring you good luck, wealth and health!