Collected Limited Edition (and Cute) Red Packets from 39 Participating Museums!

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The popular Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign returns with limited edition red packet designs featuring the Chinese zodiac animal for 2023 – the rabbit!

Venue: 39 Participating Museums and Heritage Centres
Dates: 6 Jan - 3 Feb 2023

The 9th edition of the popular Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign will return from 6 Jan to 3 Feb where families can go around the island to collect unique red packet designs from each of the 39 participating museums, heritage institutions and galleries!

4 New Participating Members

Of the 39 participating Museum Roundtable members, Children’s Museum Singapore is the newest member that joined in October 2022 and is participating in the Hongbao Campaign for the first time. In total, there are 4 new participating members compared to the previous edition. 

Collecting the Red Packets

During the campaign period, families can visit the participating members to collect the red packets. Each visitor is entitled to only one complimentary set of red packets per museum or gallery, while stocks last and each set will include 8 red packets. 

Collection of the red packets will not be tied to any admission fees, however each museum and gallery may have different criteria for collection of the red packet, eg, to fill in a survey or to like their social media pages. 

Limited Edition Collector's Album

The National Heritage Board (NHB) will be producing a limited edition collector’s album available for sale. First introduced in 2022, the collector's album was a big hit - selling out within hours of being launched. 

In view of the strong demand and positive feedback, NHB decided to bring back the collector’s album in a larger quantity this year – 450 albums will be sold as compared to 350 albums in 2022.

Each collector’s album will contain two full sets of 39 MR red packet designs for the Year of the Rabbit, and a special edition design for NHB that will only be available in the album. The NHB design has been included into the album this year, in celebration of NHB’s 30th anniversary.

The collector’s albums will be available for sale, while stocks last, at $88 nett per album. To purchase, you can either

  • pre-register for a purchase slot on 14 or 15 January 2023
  • walk-in purchase on 20 January 2023 (limited sets available)

Collection will be at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Registration for purchase slots opens on 9 January 2023, 10am. Regardless of the method of purchase, members of the public are limited to the purchase of one album per NRIC number, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Full Set Giveaway

Families can also take part in 2 giveaways on the the ‘I Love Museums’ Facebook page and stand a chance to win a full set of the red packets! 

  • 6 to 16 January 2023: Visit a participating museum and take a photograph of yourself with the collected red packets at the participating museums. Share the photo in the comments section of the giveaway and share which share which exhibit/artefact they found interesting during your visit. 10 winners will win a a limited edition collector’s album each!
  • 25 to 30 January 2023: Leave a comment on the ‘I Love Museums’ Facebook page, sharing what you like best about the MR Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign. 39 winners will win a full set of MR red packets each.

Click here for more details about the MR Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign!


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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