Hari Raya is just around the corner, and with it comes all its festivities. From going back to hometowns, to extravagant yet homely feasts, there’s plenty to look forward to. That of course, includes duit raya. Most would recognise it as money which comes in green envelopes.
Well, it isn’t quite as simple as grabbing some cash and stuffing it into an envelope. There are things to be done before that and this woman on TikTok took the opportunity to share the ‘behind-the scenes’. However, it seems her actions elicited several differing opinions ranging from critics to approval.
TikTok user @farhanazahra91 publicised a quick visit to the bank, apparently to withdraw money for duit raya. She shared that she had dressed rather slovenly for a visit to the bank. The video showed her in a simple blue shirt with kain batik. “Went to exchange money at the bank for duit raya while badly dressed,” she said. “Thank goodness the bank’s staff entertained (me).”
The video showed her in a special room in the bank where she explained she was exchanging the money. In front of her, several stacks of RM100 could be seen lining the counter. “(I’m) not exchanging a lot,” she laughed. “Just RM2 million.” She added that it was necessary to make a TikTok video if you had money.
Her simple 20-seconds clip drew plenty of attention, and not all of it good. While some praised her generosity and put it down to good fortune, others weren’t as kind. “People who are really rich don’t show off their wealth,” one comment pointed out. Another added, “If (she) doesn’t show it, no one will know she’s rich.” Some stated she should be more like Ustaz Ebit Lew who doesn’t show off his wealth but helps those in need.
On the other hand, a few were concerned that she had left herself wide open for robbers. “Usually people would immediately put (the money) inside a bag. She’s arranging it (on the counter),” one said. “Is this an open counter?” another asked. “It would be concerning if something happened outside the bank.” One comment read, “(Isn’t she) worried about showing off so much money… worried she will be robbed later.”
Well, her family and friends will certainly enjoy spending Raya with her this year. However, as pointed out, leaving money out in the open could lead to problems. As such, do be careful about showing off.
Also, this lady isn’t the only one with a penchant for flaunting her wealth. Recently, another lady bought a Louis Vuitton with cold hard cash! With all this money floating around openly, it makes one wonder if this is the news trend.
Fyp ke tak ni, cikna tunjuk duit DUA JUTO katooo haha ayat nya ekora 🤣🤣🤣