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Year of the Tiger collectible red packets available at 35 museums from Jan 7

Year of the Tiger collectible red packets available at 35 museums from Jan 7

Four of the 35 red packet designs from the Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign for the Year of the Tiger. (Images: National Heritage Board)

SINGAPORE: Year of the Tiger collectible red packet sets will be available at 35 museums, heritage institutions and galleries this Chinese New Year season with each venue offering a unique design. 

The National Heritage Board (NHB) on Wednesday (Jan 5) said visitors can collect these limited edition sets throughout its Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign from Jan 7 to Feb 4. 

Visitors are limited to one set each, with each set containing eight red packets. 

The Museum Roundtable is a collective of more than 60 public and private museums and heritage galleries, established by the NHB in 1996 to promote a museum-going culture in Singapore. 

Two new members of the collective - the Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery and the Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery - are also participating in the campaign which is currently in its eight iteration. 

NHB also announced that it will be producing a limited edition collector’s album for sale containing two full sets of all 35 hongbao designs for the Year of the Tiger. 

These will have red backgrounds, compared to the pink backgrounds on the packets available for collection at participating Museum Roundtable locations. 

Priced at S$70 each, the collector’s albums will be available from Jan 22 at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall while stocks last. 

The NHB said it previously received feedback from museum visitors who had requested that it sell full sets of the Museum Roundtable red packets as well as albums to keep and display them.  

Red packet designs for the Malay Heritage Centre, the Singapore Maritime Gallery, the Chinese Heritage Centre and the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum. (Images: National Heritage Board)

Two online giveaways will also be held on the I Love Museums Facebook page, to allow members the chance to win a full set of the red packets.

“Through this campaign, we hope to encourage more members of the public to visit participating museums, promote a traditional custom associated with the Lunar New Year, and bring festive cheer to Singaporeans," said NHB policy and community deputy chief executive Alvin Tan. 

Chinese New Year falls on Feb 1 and 2 this year. 

In conjunction with the Chinese New Year holiday, the Asian Civilisations Museum will be hosting an array of programmes such as guided tours and craft activities on Feb 1, while the National Museum of Singapore will be holding its own celebrations between Feb 4 and 5. 

Meanwhile, the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall will be holding the Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022 on Feb 12 and 13, featuring offerings such as lion dance and festive drumming workshops as well as heritage trails.

Source: CNA/az(zl)

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