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My Own Little Money Tree

When my husband and I were in Singapore a few years ago we visited a pewter manufacturing place called Royal Selangor. Everything there was so beautiful and I really wanted to buy something as a souvenir, but most things seemed out of my price range. That was, until I saw these delightful little money trees. The money trees are apparently based on Malay coinage and are supposed to bring you good luck. Now, what could be better than that! I immediately bought one and have it sitting in a prominent place at home. Whenever I'm in need of a few extra pennies, money in some form, I rub my little money tree. Whether it's coincidence or not, I am not prepared to say, but most of the time that little rub works and the money I'm hoping for - only small amounts - eventually appears. I wonder if it would have appeared anyway. I'd rather not know. I'm quite a believer in my money tree.

Image Credit » personal photo of Val Mills, writer of this post

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UK_Writer wrote on January 24, 2015, 6:24 PM

You should rub it every day for a month - gather that extra money that you get .... then rush off back to the shop to buy a bigger one :)

valmnz wrote on January 24, 2015, 6:28 PM

I like that idea, especially as it would involve a trip back to Singapore emoticon :smile:

Kasman wrote on January 24, 2015, 6:30 PM

Where can I get me one of those? It would solve a lot of problems if it really works! emoticon :smile:

chrisandmark wrote on January 24, 2015, 6:35 PM

That's so pretty, I hope it makes you rich

valmnz wrote on January 24, 2015, 6:43 PM

I wonder if the company mentioned above does mail orders emoticon :smile:

CoralLevang wrote on January 24, 2015, 6:58 PM

valmnz I love the story of your money tree. These small talismans/goodluck charms, etc.... I think they are wonderful.

MelissaE wrote on January 24, 2015, 7:43 PM

A trip to Singapore. How lovely.

scheng1 wrote on January 24, 2015, 10:36 PM

haha, glad that you like my country, and manage to get such a good item at a low price.

valmnz wrote on January 24, 2015, 11:05 PM

I didn't say it was a low price, just that it was affordable compared to the other items emoticon :smile: I spent a couple of days in Singapore a few years ago. I've met you on another site previously haven't I?

scheng1 wrote on January 24, 2015, 11:08 PM

I was on many sites since I started writing online in 2009.

LilyDay wrote on January 31, 2015, 1:49 PM

We certainly could use a money tree... although, the sort in the Sims would probably be even better.