Chew Wee Kai

Director, Hua Language Centre

Chew Wee Kai is the director of Hua Language Centre. He was formerly a specialist inspector for Chinese Language at the Ministry of Education as well as a journalist.
A man uses a newspaper against the rain in Chinatown, Singapore, 1 January 2021. (SPH Media)

Of butt lumps, stomachs and heads: Chinese language of the common folk

Hua Language Centre director Chew Wee Kai regales us with anecdotes of various uses of the Chinese language among the general population in Malaysia and Singapore. While grammar and usage might not be the most accurate or logical, somehow one still manages to figure out the meaning, and bonds between people are formed.