'So awesome' that Chinese temple event has Indian host who speaks Mandarin and dialects: Stomper

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That was unexpected.

A man co-hosted an event at a Chinese temple on Friday (Oct 27) and spoke fluent Mandarin and other Chinese dialects. What was unexpected was he did not look Chinese.

Stomper Sharen said: "This Indian guy was specially invited to host the special event in the temple on the Haw Par Villa heritage.

"It was so awesome to have an Indian host introduce our Singapore heritage to all races of Singapore."

The man is a Facebook seller who goes by the username One Flower.

In a Facebook livestream from Tien Sen Tua Temple at Paya Leba Road, he bantered mostly in Mandarin with his Chinese co-host for over 14 minutes.


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He had earlier gone viral in a 2021 video where he spoke fluent Mandarin and Hokkien as he demonstrated using a mop.

He later told Lianhe Wanbao he was born to Chinese and Indian parents and his surname is Ng.

Nr Ng was raised by his grandparents with whom he communicated in Hokkien and Teochew. At 13, he moved to China for seven years, where he learnt Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Hokchew and Teochew.

The 32-year-old also speaks Vietnamese, Thai, Malay, Tamil and English.

He once told a reporter he planned to return to China to do livestream sales.

The Stomper said Mr Ng will be hosting another Facebook livestream for the temple at Haw Par Villa on Nov 4 between 11.30am and 2pm.