HK Protest Symbol Become CNY Couplets That Go Viral In Singapore

Pepe the Frog was the unofficial mascot of the Hong Kong protests in 2019. In the true spirit of ingenuity, Hongkongers have incorporated the frog into their new year couplets.

The humorous couplets, or 春联 (chun lian) in Mandarin, are going viral in Singapore, with a Facebook post garnering more than 400 shares as of the time of writing.

Couplets bearing wishes for good health and wealth
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Pepe the Frog as a symbol of HK resistance

Pepe the Frog was a symbol of resistance used by protesters in Hong Kong back in 2019.

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With the protests still raging in the region, it’s not surprising that its popularity has not diminished yet.

Hence, making Pepe the Frog couplets will probably be a boon for businesses in Hong Kong too – and of course, for the memes.

Various sayings available

It seems like retailers have covered almost every popular Chinese New Year greeting there is.

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Here’s all the greetings in order from left to right:

  • 身体健康 — Wishing you good health
  • 一夜暴富 — Wishing you wealth overnight
  • 生意兴隆 — Wishing you good business
  • 心想事成 — May your heart’s wishes come true
  • 大吉大利 — Wishing you good luck
  • 学业进步 — Wishing you good grades
  • 金银满屋 — May your home be filled with gold and silver
  • 笑口常开 — May you always be happy and laughing

Pepe the Frog couplets available in Hong Kong

For the curious, the netizen who spotted the couplets told MS News that the couplets can be found at Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. One couplet will set you back S$8.51 (49 HKD).

Though we’re not sure if they can be bought online, those who happen to be in HK may wish to snag some of these couplets and be blessed by Pepe this CNY.

Would you buy these couplets? Let us know in the comments below.

Featured image adapted from Facebook and Facebook.