2022 is the Year of the Tiger. Just like the fierce-looking feline, we should fight off all obstacles we may face ahead and bring a PAWs~perous year for all. And hopefully, things will just get better soon. You can check out last year’s red packet designs here. Farewell, the year of Ox and hello the year of the Tiger.
This is the time of the year when the team at SUPERADRIANME.com look forward to seeing the best Ang Bao (red packet) designs for the Lunar New Year. It’s always joyous to see innovative and clever designs that will put a smirk on the ones who receive these envelopes of cash. Traditions can be fun too. Click on the “Table of Contents” below to head to your preferred theme.
The tiger only gets its limelight once every 12 years. So it’s nice to collect some of these feline designs to remember this special year. Some may look fierce but a lot of them are pretty cute too. Which are your favourites? Please let us know in the comments at the end of this post.
The eighth edition of the National Heritage Board’s Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign sees two new MR members – Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery and Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery increasing the collection from 33 designs last year.
This year NHB has collaborated with Instagram artist Ms Emily Luo, who loves cats. Emily’s Instagram account features drawings of cute cats. Emily shares that she enjoys drawing cats and the tiger is a big cat. This collaboration is a meaningful one for Emily because she feels that many in Singapore are not aware of the different museums here. The art on these red packets are attractive to children and hopefully, this would also motivate adults to bring them to visit the museum.
Ode To Art has collaborated with famed Thai contemporary illustrator and designer Phannapast. Born and raised in Bangkok, Phannapast is known for her whimsical works inspired by Asian fairytales and her obsession with nature. This year she is collaborating with Junya Wanatabe for his 2022 collection. She has also worked with brands such as Gucci and Nike.
Garçon Design, a homegrown design agency known for the Re(Claim) box: Art Meets Sustainability featured in The Straits Times in 2020, has released a vibrant Tiger Triptych Hong Bao box for the Chinese New Year. Each box contains a mix of 10 red packets in vivid blue, orange and green hues. An imposing Tiger walking on water or lounging on land are featured on these red packets. The three designs form a larger triptych when placed side by side. The energitic waves, wistful clouds and undulating landscape flow through all three designs.
We uploaded our first TikTok video in March last year and started ramping up videos on our TikTok account from July sharing new lifestyle experiences. You can check out our videos here.
This year Lenskart has launched a brand new line of spectacles embossed in delicate tiger designs with intricate Chinese characters and symbols of prosperity and fortune. Minimalistic and subtle. Just like the red packet designs this year too. Nothing too loud. Check out our video of these designs below.
Schroders has thoughtfully designed its red packets this year to minimise packaging waste and eliminate the use of plastic. Each set is produced using FSC-certified paper that has been harvested in a responsible manner. Schroders has also cut down on the production quantities of red packets and encouraged recipients to convey blessings to family and friends digitally via i-banking, through a QR code printed on each red packet. Schroders has collaborated with the Singapore Children’s Society (SCS) to raise awareness of children and youths from underprivileged backgrounds. Beneficiaries of SCS have hand-coloured these 6 unique digital festive stickers, which are available for sharing with family and friends via social messaging apps like WhatsApp and Telegram.
Skechers is giving out its specially-designed 2022 Year of the Tiger lucky red packets for free to customers who spend a minimum of S$100 nett.
MORE THAN JUST ANG BAO
Instead of just collecting red packets, many brands have also designed “accessories” and sustainable ways to reuse or make your red packet collection more fun and long-lasting. Like having matching tote bags or ang bao boxes that turn into an orange carrier. Collect four red packet designs to make a bigger picture or even grow a plant out of them too.
Raffles City has launched these cool limited edition [email protected] red packets and tote bag. Spend S$100 nett at Raffles City to receive a complimentary 8-piece set of [email protected] red packets while stocks last.
BMW’s red packets have a spherical motif design designed by the BMW i Vision Circular, the latest concept vehicle fuelled by sustainable thinking and mobility. The red packet is secured by interlocking flaps without any use of glue or double-sided tape. The red packet holder converts into a mandarin orange carrier bag. Check out the video below. This year’s red packets maximise the usage of paper and have been designed by award-winning digital agency TMRW.
Eco-friendly mall City Square Mall celebrates the festive season with exclusive red packets using only FSC-certified paper as well as plantable seed papers for the festive season. A colourful variety of wildflower seeds are embedded in these eco-papers. Redeem a pack of six when you spend at least S$108 at the mall or S$158 if the spend includes NTUC FairPrice, Q&M and/or school receipts. This is limited to the first 5,000 redemptions only.
It brought us a lot of smiles when we received this red packet package from our favourite financial planner, Clement Chia, from Prudential. The amount of details and effort he put into the designs of this package will make you smirk when you find them. Try and see if you can find his face. haha
Shopee employees are gifted this orange bag and red packets this year to celebrate the year of the tiger.
Some like to show off their elegance in their taste with red packets too. Designs that are simple but yet with class and taste that’s unique to you.
Geneco launched its Chinese New Year campaign “Change Brings Prosperity” to bring awareness to the importance of a sustainable living environment. Its Red Packet design is in partnership with the Garden City Fund, a registered charity established by the National Parks Board. Four native flowers have been spotlighted on its red packet design to showcase their exquisite features. Each red packet is illustrated in intricate detail and accompanied with a simple write-up to share lesser-known facts about the green spaces where each flower can be found with the aim of encouraging Singaporeans to explore the abundance of nature spaces in Singapore. Geneco has also deployed red packet recycling bins across Singapore for the second year to encourage the public to remain eco-conscious amidst the festive season.
Peach Blossoms at PARKROYAL Collection Marina Bay Singapore is the place to celebrate the year of the Tiger. The creative recipes of Executive Chinese Chef Edward Chong and his team will definitely impress diners. Take a sneak peek of what to expect in our video below.
Rémy Martin has launched the 1738 Accord Royal in Singapore. It contains eau-de-vie coming exclusively from the most sought-after vineyards of Cognac, Grande Champagne and Petite Champagne. Enjoy the distinctive oaky flavour from the long, soft barrel toasting that teases out subtle notes of vanilla and brioche.
We got to try this at Junior The Pocket Bar as part of its annual Lunar New Year Pop Up with Rémy Martin till 12 February 2022. The Troublemaker also features Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal, prunes, sweet vermouth, chocolate bitters with an orange twist.
This year, UOB’s red packets are in auspicious dimensions of 168mm by 88mm. The design expresses the theme of “rich in nature”, showcasing a vibrant forest with hidden tigers to raise awareness on environmental conservation. The interactive QR code at the back of the red packet offers an augmented reality experience on protecting the environment. They are also sustainably packed without single-use plastic and with reduced paper packaging to minimise waste.
Cartoony and quirky red packets are always a joy to receive. Whether for kids or adults. It’s that smirk on the face that make celebrating Lunar New Year a joyous occasion for all.
Lendlease has launched a new mobile game exclusively on its Lendlease Plus app where shoppers stand a chance to win up to Plus$2 Million or S$100,000 from 7 January to 15 February 2022. Lendlease malls include Jem, PLQ, [email protected] and Parkway Parade.
Nothing too loud here. Just subtle details on the design that define your style. Simple but straight to the point. It’s what most people will appreciate. What’s inside the red packet is more important.
Cetaphil, a renowned skincare brand owned by Galderma celebrates the year of the Tiger with these vibrant red packets. Available in powder pink and fuchsia, these packets channel the vitality of blooming peach blossoms, which are also illustrated on the insides of the envelopes in a vivid display of colours. The Chinese character “fu” (福), adorned with peach blossoms, marks the face of the envelope to symbolise good fortune bestowed upon those who receive it.
Purchase at least S$70 worth of Cetaphil products on official Lazada and Shopee e-stores and receive a pack of six red packets in two colours while stocks last. Galderma is a company dedicated to skin and advancing the future of dermatology with a unique legacy in dermatology as well as decades of cutting-edge innovation.
voco Orchard Singapore is Singapore’s latest new branded hotel by IHG. It was rebranded from Hilton Singapore on 1 January 2022. This is voco Orchard Singapore’s first Chinese New Year and red packet design. It features the Finch. Finches are pleasantly chatty, distinctive and unique in colour, with a relaxed, easy glide, representing the warm welcome and invitation extended to guests to ‘come on in’. These red packets were available to the first 200 guest who purchased a minimum of four jars of Chinese New Year goodies.
Assembled by Master Blenders with over 250 years of exceptional know-how passed from generation to generation, Hennessy represents the pinnacle of the cognac world suffused with sophisticated warm woody notes.
Paying homage to a year of challenges, Maison Hennessy has released limited-edition versions of their treasured cognac, X.O and V.S.O.P, to usher in the Chinese New Year. The bottles feature original artwork by renowned artist Zhang Enli. The artwork expresses the regal nature of Hennessy blends through classical Chinese brush painting techniques combined with a bold, modern and creative vision.
Celebrate Chinese New Year and dine at Man Fu Yuan at Intercontinental Singapore. Check out our video below for highlights of dishes you can expect from Executive Chinese Chef Aaron Tan and his team.
Lobstar has launched the Lobstar Reunion Bag (S$288) for up to 8 people as well as a ‘Get Rich’ Yusheng priced at S$108 for up to 8 people. Or get both as well as Golden Money Bags with Fish Roe and Fried Mini Man Tou in the ‘Huat Huat’ Bundle at S$398 for up to 8 people and have a celebration in the comfort of home. Try tossing yusheng with your hands. That’s what we did and the family had so much fun.
Check out our video below.
NOT SO RED
Be a little different and stand out from the sea of red packets. Have a unique colour so that those who receive it will always know this is from their favourite uncle or aunt.
Mini hopes to give back to the earth this year and has cleverly provided seeds of wildflowers in the 花开富贵strips on each red packet. Detach the strip printed on seed paper and soak in water overnight. After that, you can put the strip into potting soil in a pot and cover a layer about 3 cm deep. Water till damp and keep it moist for the first 10 days. Sprouts will appear in about 2 to 3 weeks.
In the final chapter of a three-year collaboration with award-winning designer Rlon Wang, Glenfiddich has released limited edition Lunar New Year gift packs, completing the last in a trilogy of thought-provoking stories told through its design. The gift packs are available with the Glenfiddich Reserva Rum Cask 21-Year-Old and the 12, 15 and 18-Year-Old Malt Whisky – perfect as a gift for loved ones and whisky lovers alike.
Glenfiddich is also currently hosting The Cosmic Voyage, an immersive 360° cinematic experience set on the rooftop of Design Orchard. The Cosmic Voyage will run for a limited time only, from now till 30 January 2022 between 3-10 pm on Mondays to Thursdays and 12-10 pm on Fridays to Sundays. Admission is non-ticketed and open to visitors above the age of 18.
The Glenfiddich Limited Edition Chinese New Year Gift Packs are available now at the official William Grant & Sons Store on LazMall and Shopee, as well as other authorised retailers in-store and online.
From 7th to 31st January, VivoCity brings on an extensive line-up of shopping rewards, feasting and shopping deals to welcome the Lunar New Year with everyone. Shoppers can simply spend a minimum of S$288 to redeem a pack of 8 red packets in 4 striking colours as well as a versatile reversible knot bag, which can double-up as an orange carrier or an everyday lunch bag. Redeem an additional set of chopsticks (6 pairs) and S$20 mystery store voucher with a min. spend of $388!
Traditional is evergreen. So these red packets can be used at any time of the year, for weddings, birthdays and many more. Not confined for Lunar New Year
Feast this year of the tiger at two-Michelin-starred Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro. There are eight themed set menus designed for both intimate gatherings and convivial celebrations available for dine-in during lunch and dinner. Check out our video for a sneak peek of what to expect.
Manulife Singapore has launched its latest whole-life insurance savings product Manulife IncomeGen. With just three years of premium payments, customers can enjoy a reliable and steady lifestyle allowance up to 120 years of age. Customers can also pass the gift of the lifestyle allowance to their future generations with a change of life insured option and assignment of policy ownership. Read more about it here.
General insurance provider MSIG presents its ‘Celebrating Biodiversity’ themed Chinese New Year red packets for 2022 with a design that is inspired by the wonders and beauty of biodiversity. Elements and shapes of nature are blended with a bold, vibrant mix of the brand’s corporate hues of Red & Blue, and a touch of Japanese accents in line with the brand’s Japanese lineage. Only FSC paper is used and plastic lamination or plastic packaging is omitted. Paper bands hold the red packets together. MSIG has also added three new CNY digital stickers to the “MSIG for Biodiversity” digital sticker pack featuring a tiger zodiac, the prosperity fish and the fortune cat.
With e-gifting on the upward trend since it was introduced, coupled with ongoing Covid restrictions for CNY visitations, MSIG expects the adoption of e-angpao will be further accelerated. The fortune cat digital sticker with the text “Ding! This is your e-angpao alert from me!” was hence specially created. Download the stickers on Sticker.ly or GIPHY.
Have your reunion dinner or Chinese New Year celebrations at the Nest in One Farrer Hotel? Yes. Dine-in at one of the hotel’s suites and enjoy the privacy away from crowd and others without having to book to stay overnight. Check out our video below.