Origin: Teochew – a term to describe a person as a show-off
Hao Lian is used to describe a person as boastful or a show-off. A Hao Lian is a kind of person that likes to flaunt his/her wealth or success to friends and relatives.
Ah Lian: “That Helen really think she is very beautiful and high class. She put heavy make-up, wear gold accessories lah and carry expensive bag…..sibei hao lian…really buay tahan her!!