— by Rei Kurohi, Jessie Lim: The belief that food offerings left out during the Hungry Ghost Festival become tasteless after spirits have “consumed” them is not true, said avid “freegan” Daniel Tay.

That is, as long as you get to them relatively quickly, he added. Offerings that have been left out in the sun for several days may naturally lose their taste after being exposed to the elements…

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