Quirky Singaporean Habits – Calling Elders Auntie and Uncle

“Hello aunty, hello uncle!” That’s what Singaporeans call their elders – whether it is a stall owner in a hawker centre, taxi drivers, or parents of friends. To New Zealand-born American Haaken Bungum, who has lived in Singapore for over 12 years, using these endearing terms on non-family members represents the importance Singapore place on values such as respect for elders.

Watch on to find out his thoughts about this uniquely Singaporean habit!

Check out the video here on Sunny Side SG Facebook Page

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