During this month, you will be seeing people praying and placing offerings along the pavements.
Laugh at me for being superstitious, there are some advices(or things you might already know.) in which i would like to share.
Like how my mum and grandma always say, "Hong Wei, ah.. dont step onto the joss sticks, offerings or incense paper hor.. it's for the good brothers one.."
When i got older, i realized that the 'good brothers' mum and grandma referred to was actually the spirits/ghost, who will be given a month ''holiday'' on human world during this month. Therefore, the offerings are for them.
*So do not step onto the offerings, when you see them.*
During this month, we are advised not to stay out too late during the night.. if you really staying out late, for ladies, try to get a friend or buddy to walk home with you.
It is also a month of 'concert-like' live performances, called 'Koh-tai' by the Hokkien-speaking people.It is usually performed by a group of singers, dancers and entertainers on a temporary stage that setup within the residential district of certain areas in Singapore.
*Do note, the very first row of seats are meant for the 'good brothers'*
Some video clips of 'Koh-tai'..
So for this month, be safe, don't stay out too late. =)