Yumseng has become an essential term used for offering toasts in celebratory and festive banquets. The term is not only used by Chinese of different ancestral origins for offering toasts, it is even sometimes used by people of other races. Yumseng must be offered three times, at an increasing volume. The louder and longer the joyous exclamation, the more sincere the blessing. Such energetic toast offering ceremonies are now a special feature of wedding banquets in Singapore.