Origin: English – a term for the annual wage supplement (AWS)
13th Month is a term used to refer to the 13th month bonus which is also known as the Annual Wage Supplement (AWS) that “most” companies in Singapore give out to permanent staff. This is also known as year-end bonus.
Ah Lian: “Ah Hua what do you intend to spend on with your 13th Month bonus???
Ah Hua: “Auntie ah, I work as housewife leh, simi 13th Month bonus??
Ah Lian: “Your hubby is your towkay mah, you tell him no money no honey, gimme my money.”