Don't bring Flowers, we are Singaporeans
Someone said : "To say Singaporeans love to eat is an understatement", another said "We live to eat!". That is an exergeration but eating is, without any doubt, singaporeans' number one pastime!
Food is in abundance and cheap in tropical Southeast Asia. Southeast Asians seem to eat any time and everywhere. Squatting by the sidewalk, we eat; walking with food in our hands, we eat; before and after a movie, we eat. Eating five times a day is normal, 7 times a day is not uncommon. May I add, the slim Asian thing is just a myth. In Singapore, one in five primary school kids is overweight. Blame it on American fast food if you like. Colas and candies have been banned from school canteens as counter measure.
When visiting friends and relatives, we don't bring flowers, but food. Some fruits and biscuits, or a roast duck or half a dozen Essence of Chicken. Remember, don't bring flowers, we are Singaporeans.