Ang Baos (Red Packets) That You Will Likely To Get In 2017
Lunar New Year is just round the corner. And the year of the Monkey is coming to an end as we look forward to the year of the rooster. Last year, we featured Ang Baos (红包）or red packets with Monkey designs as well as those with generic designs. Many of my readers like you loved those stories. So this year, we decided to make this an annual feature and have managed to get more from Singapore and overseas to feature. So if you are hunting down for the prettiest ang baos for 2017, this article will be a good reference. Likewise, if you are on the receiving end, you will know where your relatives have been shopping by the designs of the ang baos. We had categorised the ang baos from Chicky Ones to Luxury to Simply Elegant for your easy reference.
THE CHICKY ONES
2017 is the Year of the Rooster. So why not give or collect a “chicky” ang bao to remember this joyous occasion. The thing about red packet designs for zodiac animals is that it challenges the creative juices of the designers. Not all animals are auspicious like the Dragon or cute like the Rabbit. We would say the rooster is on the moderate level for this task and with help of some golden eggs (East Hotel Hong Kong) and cheesy puns (W Singapore – Sentosa Cove), it does make these red packets worth your collection.
Carlton Hotel Singapore & Carlton City Hotel Singapore
Singapore Grand Prix
Everrich Duty Free Shop in Taoyuan Airport
Millenia Walk (Spend S$228 and receive a set of these red packets and a mandarin orange carrier)
Legoland Malaysia is giving away the limited LEGO Lunar New Year Rooster set with purchase of the premium annual pass with 50% off the second premium pass. Get Ang Bao packets and free transportation to Legoland Malaysia. In Singapore, spend S$88 on LEGO toys in a single receipt and get this set whilst stocks last.
W Singapore – Sentosa Cove
Royal Plaza on Scotts
Schroders Red Packets with die cut chicken feathers and 100% pure marjoram essential oil limited edition gift box designed by antics@play
Singapore Turf Club
Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort
Van Cleef & Arpels
Fullerton Hotel Singapore
7 Eleven Singapore
Mandarin Oriental Singapore
OCBC Mighty Savers
RISIS (You’ll have to check out the RISIS 2017 Zodiac Collection with pewter Roosters plated in 24k gold from S$328)
The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa
The below Bank of China red packet can form a long picture when you line them up
Bank of China limited edition red packets featuring 12 zodiac animals are available whilst stocks last to new BOC SGD Time Deposit customers (S$50,000 minimum) before 3 February 2017.
Instead of just hunting down red packets, why not find some ang bao bundles that come with bag, pouch or carriers to match your #OOTD. McDonald’s did a great job with the French Fries or McCafe orange carriers which are cute and durable for long term use. And Harbour City Mall from Hong Kong never fails to amaze us with their premium pouches for their season giveaway all year round. Be innovative and start bringing Sun Gold Kiwi fruits for CNY visiting and match it up with kiwi bag & red packets.
Harbour City Hong Kong does it again with Lai See designs that are creative. The accompanying bag to store these red packets is handy and pretty as well.
McDonald’s Singapore red packets and orange carriers that are too cute to resist. Click here for details on how to get them
LUXASIA Group Corporate Ang Bao 2017. A Rooster is hot stamped in gold standing out from the flock on the ang bao. The Golden Egg is unveiled in a contrasting white sleeve that encompasses these golden packets. A matching pouch with the same motif holds the gold packets and also contains compartments to store spare currencies and notes.
Zespri Kiwi “黄金吉利果” A splendid gift for the festivities, each celebratory pack holds 8 sweet and juicy Zespri SunGold Kiwifruits, with 8 auspicious Chinese New Year well wishes whenever you pick up a Kiwifruit.
LUXURY IS BIG MONEY
Swarovski ang bao with a bling
In this category, all these red packets will make recipients think that the amount of cash packed in them will be significant. The design and material used for these red packets will make you think that way. Just check out the crystals on the Swarovski ang baos… I think most will assume the red packet itself will cost more than S$10. To put many Asian companies to shame, Qatar Airways has done a better job in their red packet designs year after year and it will definitely go to your must collect list.
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore
Tiffany & Co
Changi Airport Group
Shama Hong Kong‘s Lai See are classy. These die cut packets are so beautiful.
M.A.C – The felt black flowers add texture and a two dimensional aesthetic to this classy red packet
Frasers Centrepoint Malls Prosperity Hongbao Sets with an auspicious Rooster Plushie given out in the month of January 2017
Mandarin Orchard & Marina Mandarin
Close up on the embroidery on the Mandarin Orchard and Marina Mandarin red packets
TOO CUTE LAH
Cutesy designs will forever be popular, as most of the red packets are given out are to kids and they will have a soft spot for all things kawaii. However, this year we think some adults will be snatching these super cute ang baos from their children, nephews or nieces if they are Pokémon and Iron Man fans. Expanding on the Pokémon campaign at the world’s top airport, Changi Airport is giving away six Pokémons in one pack of ang bao which includes Snorlax. Have you taken part in our Pokémon contest? Hurry! It ends 22 January 2017.Likewise, for Singapore Science Centre’s ongoing Avengers Station Exhibition, they will be giving away Iron Man red packets, that come with a punny greeting based on “Golden Machine” sounds like “Golden Chicken” in Chinese.
Likewise, for Singapore Science Centre’s ongoing Avengers Station Exhibition, they will be giving away Iron Man red packets, that come with a punny greeting based on “Golden Machine” sounds like “Golden Chicken” in Chinese.
These EZ Link red packets were bundled with the Tsum Tsum ez-link cards on 13 January 2017 and were sold out within hours.
Scoot. A set of 8 (2 pieces per design) will be given to guests if they spend at least S$88 in a single receipt on Scoot’s inflight duty free shopping catalogue. Figurine not included.
Tim Ho Wan
CapitaLand’s red packets celebrate ‘togetherness’, inspired by the Chinese pronunciation of 2017 ‘一七’ (yì qī), similar to ‘一起’ (yì qǐ), which means being together. The illustrations on the red packets show various facets of how CapitaLand’s customers come together with family and friends in our integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes. From 6 to 27 January 2017, shoppers can redeem a set of these red packets with a minimum spend of S$80 in 15 CapitaLand malls in Singapore.
Here are the classy and collectable red packets that will show your sincerity based on their designs. For Nonyas & Babas, you will definitely adore and show your roots with the exquisite Peranakan motifs on Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong‘s red packets. The cheongsam collar on the back of Langham Hotel‘s red packets is a subtle detail to its sophisticated design. Having a modern twist with a maze background, makes OCBC bank red packets stand out from the crowd.
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
Langham Hotels and Resorts, Hong Kong
Hotel Indigo Singapore Katong
Le Meridien Singapore Sentosa
Porcelain the Face Spa
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
OCBC Premier Private Client
OCBC Premier Banking
Crowne Plaza Changi Airport
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
The Westin Singapore
mitzo at Grand Park Orchard
Citigold Private Banking
The St. Regis Singapore
Regent Hotel Singapore
Gardens By The Bay
Grand Hyatt Singapore
If you want someone to remember the ang baos that you have given to them, the red packets below will be the choice. With loud designs and very very practical shout outs printed over it, it will definitely make the recipients grin and a conversation starter on your choice for these red packets. Who will not want to be SUPER LUCKY and have REAL MONEY in the ang baos?
Super Fat Designs produced these tongue-in-cheek ang baos. It shouts out at you as a new year greeting and the wishes that follow are the money in your red packet which grows until it overflows. That is shown in the overflowing glow on the back of the packets.
Oakwood Studios Singapore
Kipling red packets come free with any purchase at standalone boutiques. While stocks last till 15 Feb 17.
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TRADITIONAL IS GOOD
You are old school and like to keep your ang baos simple, then these will you be for your consideration. FairPrice present a surprise when you piece up four of the designs to get a bigger picture. Cute it you are able to issue out to four siblings.
Swissotel The Stamford
Cathay Pacific & Cathay Dragon
Raffles Hotel Singapore
Sofitel Singapore Sentosa
Orchid Country Club
Pan Pacific Orchard Singapore
Sofitel So Singapore
Goodwood Park Hotel
Conrad Centennial Singapore
Four Points Sheraton Hotel Sandakan