Kim Tang Tang Keh Bo Ang

(Version in Hokkien)

Kim Tang Tang

Keh Boh Ang


(Version in English)

Glittering with gold

Won’t get you a husband


About the Proverb/Saying:~

This is a chauvinistic Hokkien saying describing how men shun away from women who adorns so much gold on their body perhaps to them, woman like these are too successful and smart for their liking or perhaps, women like these are hard to upkeep and therefore they would give it a miss.

The author/owner has compiled for record, a collection of early Hokkien sayings, proverbs, rhymes and ditties to capture the essence and spirit of his hoi polloi, a community originating from the southern province of Fujian, China where individuals climbed aboard bum boats, crossing the South China Sea to settle in faraway lands to escape the brewing civil unrest and a way out from hardship carrying along with them in their journey, nothing except their trademark ponytails and their beliefs, very much rooted in Confucianism. These ditties retell their story and their lifestyle way back then so that the younger generation can gain an insight and foothold to their origin..




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