Lunar New Year is just around the corner. And the year of the ROOSTER is coming to an end as we look forward to the year of the DOG. Last year, many of our readers like you loved the Ang Baos (红包) or lai see or red packets that we featured in the 2017 Rooster & Generic Ang Baos feature story.
We are back again with our annual Chinese New Year red packet design feature and have managed to get more Ang Baos from Singapore and overseas. So if you are hunting down for the prettiest ang baos for 2018, 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 Doggy Style to Not So Red to Simply Elegant for your easy reference.
And if you are a brand that still wants to get your red packet featured in this story, you still have time to send us your red packets. Just get in touch with us soon.
Take part in our contest and be one of three lucky readers to win some of these featured red packets that we will randomly pick. Details below.
2018 is the year of the Dog. Dogs have been many people’s best friends. They are absolutely cute, adorable and great companions. This year is a tribute to our doggy friends.
Harbour City, the largest mall in Hong Kong never fails to impress. This year’s design features energetic canines featuring a Pug, Dachshund, Schnauzer, Shiba Inu, Beagle and Poodle. Accompanying the red packets are a bag and an imitation leather pouch, both with the face of a dog on their exterior. The shiny buttons of the bag make up the eyes of a dog while the embossed part below is its nose and cheeks. If you look closely at the pouch, you can see the similar shape and design of a dog’s face too. Use the bag to carry oranges and the pouch to keep the red packets during visiting this Chinese New Year.
Harbour City’s Lai See pack comes with three rectangular and three square red packets. Open the back cover of the rectangular envelopes to reveal an entire dog and the square ones to reveal the face of a dog.
Spend HK$2,000 or above by electronic payment (including EPS, Octopus and credit card) on the same day at any Harbour City outlets (maximum spending in 2 different outlets, each transaction should exceed HK$200). customers can show the corresponding computer-printed receipts and electronic payment slips at the redemption counter AND:
- Donate HK$40 to the Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation to redeem ONE set of Limited Edition “Harbour City Red Packet” (total of 18 pieces in 6 styles).
- Donate HK$150 to the Hong Kong Blood Cancer Foundation to redeem ONE set of Limited Edition “Harbour City Red Packet & Clutch Bag” (including 1 clutch bag and 18 pieces of red packet).
Skechers is giving customers who spend S$80 nett purchase at its concept and outlet stores in Singapore a packet of red packets. Must as well pick up a pair of SkechersGo Performance style shoes for the new year.
Clear Channel, a global outdoor advertising company which also sells outdoor advertising including bus shelters, have a rather innovative red packet design with the 福 word printed on the front. If you look closely at this Chinese character for lucky, you may just spot a dog on the left strokes. The media company has also printed a notebook that resembles a notebook used in the olden times in China with the words 几狗力一下 which is a playful pun from 几够力一下 which implies ‘impactful’. You should the team from Clear Channel delivering these red packets and gifts to advertising clients and media agencies dressed in tradtional Chinese costumes. They have really gone all out to be impactful.
Carlton Hotel Singapore as well as Carlton City Hotel has kept to their red packet template this year featuring a puppy Husky. The words 旺旺吉祥 plays on a dog’s bark this year.
Spend S$228 at Millenia Walk and receive a set of 4 red packet designs and a Mandarin Orange carrier. Make the kids guess the 10 correct dog breeds featured before gifting the red packets to them.
Park Hyatt Beijing has partnered ‘Robb Report’ Chinese edition and Beijing-based oil paint artist Shen Shubin to produce these “art at the park” charity red packets. Mr Shen Shubin developed this artistic expression of the traditional red packets to send good wishes this year of the dog in conjunction with the hotel’s tenth anniversary milestone.
Each carefully designed set of red packets will be sold for CNY100 nett and proceeds will go towards People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) local office, where Mr Shen hsa been working closely with to advocate animal welfare.
This year PS. Cafe and Chopsuey Cafe will be offering diners red packets in the bill-folders while stocks last. Many dachshunds appear on the orange envelopes with the words 往往来福 printed in gold.
The theme for the new year at Lane Crawford Hong Kong is Lucky, Love & Good Fortune. There are five bright and cheerful illustration designs where dogs dressed in Chinois prints are embossed on each envelope. The box containing the 10 envelopes are die cut to look like a kennel.
LEGO was at City Square Mall’s atrium until 4 February 2018 to with building challenges for the family as well as to allow the public to be part of a building activity of a large 1.2 metre tall dog made completely out of LEGO bricks.
For the month of February 2018, LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort has a plethora of in-park activities every day including the LEGO Family Building Activity, Kicking Jian Zi Challenge, Chinese Lion Dance Tutorial, Chinese Yo-yo Activity or the Meet & Greet with the God of Prosperity. On 16 and 17 February, there will be Lion Dance shows by award-winning Nam Wah Kangkar Pulai, a lion dance troupe from Johor. There will also be Chinese Traditional Dance and Chinese Drum performances.
This year’s merchandise at Starbucks in Singapore feature dog shaped mugs, coin holder, a year of the dog Starbucks Prepaid card and other containers. Purchase any item from the Lunar Delights collection, except Starbucks Year of The Dog Card and receive a packet of these Starbucks red packets whilst stocks last.
Look out for the Paw Patrol at City Square Mall. Spend S$88 or more (S$188 with NTUC FairPrice receipts) and redeem an eight-piece Chase and Skye red packet set while stocks last until 25 February 2018.
It is timely this year as Hotels.com’s new pug mascot that was unveiled in November 2017 makes it to The Year of the Dog red packets wishing everyone a paw-sperous new year. Hotels.com is offering Paw-sperous New Year savings for bookings made by 13 February for travel before 30 April 2018. Key in MOBNINE to get 9% off hotel bookings on Hotels.com mobile app, or DOGYEAR for S$58 off S$480 worth of hotel bookings. Check out the hotel deals up to 70% off here or hotel deals under $80 here.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has an expanding portfolio of over 1,440 hotels in operation and under development in 115 countries and territories. Under the group are brands including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson RED, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites by Radisson. The group doesn’t have any hotel properties in Singapore with the nearest Radisson property in Batam – Radisson Golf and Convention Centre Batam. Last year, we also stayed at the Radisson BLU Resort Hua Hin. The Singapore office of Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has printed this rather elegant red packet for its clients.
The Singapore Mint has released many beautifully minted coins Silver, Gold and Coloured Silver Proof coins. You can access the catalogue here.
Honestbee is giving out ‘beedog’ red packets to customers who order food from honestbee. Previously, Mandarin oranges were on sale for S$8.99 a box (buy 1 get 1 free) from their newly launched Fresh by honestbee store. They are now available at S$0.80 a box.
This year F&N’s red packets feature a paper cutting design featuring a dog on its gold and red packets. The paper is slightly textured. We did not expect to also receive cans of soft drinks of which Grape and Sarsi are my childhood favourites.
This year Schroders will be delighting their clients with their annual red packet. Designed by antics@play, the agency behind Schroders’ annual red packet designs, this year’s red packets were designed based on nostalgia, evoked through family gathering and the sharing of stories. There is a digital element in the form of an online game. Scan the QR code at the back of the red packet or access www.runpuppyrun.sg on your smartphone to play the game. The top 10 fastest players will win a WowWee CHiP Robot Toy Dog, which responds to voice commands, performs tricks, and even charges itself.
POSB mascot Smiley is featured in an adorable onesie with years that stick out when you close the red packet. There are two designs and are printed on paper sourced from sustainably-managed forests.
KidZania Singapore red packets feature five of its RightZKeepers – Urbano the friendly genius, Vita the nature lover, Chika the fashionista, Beebop the cool artist, and Bache, the fun-loving puppy. The enthusiastic Bache is the spotlight because 2018 is the year of the dog. Visitors can redeem a pack of KidZania Singapore’s exclusive red packets with a minimum purchase of S$80 on tickets, while stocks last. Families can also redeem the red packets when they purchase the Prosperity Bundle (1 Adult and 1 Kid bundle tickets at S$80 instead of S$93) until 27 February 2018.
Guide Dogs Singapore has produced a set of red packets this year dedicated to guide dogs. The red packets feature a guide dog in a harness awaiting its handler. The calligraphy style emphasises the dog’s patience, precision and discipline as the user’s mobility aid. The dog’s image is juxtaposed with a stalk of cherry blossom, signifying new beginnings for people with visual impairment.
ANG BAO WITH MATCHING POUCH
Separate your red packets by the monetary value and store them in matching pouches. Don’t get confused by the different red packets and give the wrong ones away.
ION Orchard has two sets of red packets for shoppers. ION+ members and AMEX card members can redeem the 2D floral red packet designed and the orange carrier if they spend S$80 in four same-day receipts. The 3D embroidered red packet and satin pouch is redeemable by IONPRIVI ELITE members only
The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore continues its tradition of printing red packets with an accompanying pouch to store them. The red packets and mandarin orange carrier feature the motifs of flowers and leaves.
Robinsons gave away the Robinsons Red Packet Pouch containing specially designed Robinsons Red Packets to OCBC Robinsons Group VISA Cardmembers who spent a minimum of S$108 nett storewide at the cardmembers-exclusive promotions during the closed-door event from 26 to 28 January 2018.
TOO CUTE LAH
We can’t run away from cute designs every year. They just get more and more cute. Spot any favourites yet?
Shop & dine at Changi Airport public areas to redeem limited edition Sanrio-themed red packets until 2 March 2018. Available in a set of eight and featuring Hello Kitty and her friends such as My Melody, Little Twin Stars and Gudetama. Spend a minimum of S$60 (S$80 for supermarket purchases) in a maximum two same-day receipts in Changi Airport to redeem one set. Changi Rewards members get an additional pack if they pay by Mastercard.
DBS mascots Xing and Jaan are inspired by the ‘animoji’ trend. They are now supersized, super cute and super chic for 2018. Each mascot comes in two designs – with or without glasses so you can customise your gifting. Each packet is wrapped with the DBS ‘Spark” overlay in gold to evoke the festive spirit. These red packets are made from paper sourced from sustainably-managed forests.
HP printing technology is behind many of the red packets that you will be receiving this year! HP Red Packets feature various landmarks around the world while the back of each red packet bears a QR code and a set of four numbers so that you can try your luck on 4D
While you’re celebrating, don’t forget to take photos and you can also print them out on the pocket-sized HP Sprocket and add stickers to them. Snap many happy memories and print what you love.
This year’s red packets from Universal Studios Singapore feature The Minions. A pack of six different designs costing S$8 are available from the gift shop inside the theme park.
Indulge in the Prosperity Beef Burger or the Double Prosperity Chicken Burger with some Prosperity Twister Fries and end the meal with a Lychee Cone or Lychee Twist Cone. Get the limited-edition set of Mcdonald’s red packets when you purchase the Prosperity Feast, while stocks last. The red packets feature a fun play on Mandarin puns.
We are excited that The Lion King musical is returning to Singapore from 27 June 2018. When SUPERADRIANME.com started some eight years ago, this was also the first musical we covered, seeing it for the first time at the Lyceum Theatre in London before it headed to Singapore. Tickets from S$65 are already on sale.
Shoppers at Raffles City are able to redeem these SpongeBob Gold Red Packets or exclusive sets of specially-designed set of chopsticks and bowls until 18 February 2018. We understand that the red packets are already fully redeemed. The limited edition auspicious pack of eight iconic SpongeBob Gold and Year of the Dog-themed red packets are dabbled with gold Chinese calligraphy. Celebrate Spring in the City with fun-filled activities from creative craft buffet to promotions happening at the mall.
It is the silver anniversary (25 years) of Disney On Ice. Disney On Ice celebrates Everyone’s Story combines the incredible talents of world-class ice skaters with heartwarming Disney stories featuring over 50 unforgettable Disney stars, a sing-along score, stunning choreography, beautiful costumes and intricate sets. Catch it in Singapore from 14 to 18 March at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, or at the Impact Arena Muang Thong in Bangkok, Thailand from 28 March to 1 April 2018.
Shopee’s red packet design for the year of the dog is a play on the Chinese character 狗 (gou3 – dog) to replace 够 (gou4 – enough).
This year’s selection of innovative red packets is topped by Cathay Pacific’s Well Travelled Lai See, made of old cabin crew uniform material.
Cathay Pacific has taken recycling to the next level. Cathay Pacific partnered environmental charity Redress in an annual EcoChic Design Award. The challenge for the 10 EcoChic finalists was to design a sustainable product using old staff uniforms. The airline also partnered Angus Tsui, a previous EcoChic winner to design this lai see packet out of its iconic red uniform fabric. These Well Travelled Lai See can be used as travel wallets. Profits from sales of these are donated to Feeding Hong Kong, a local charity. The Lai See was available to Hong Kong shoppers via Discover The Shop website.
This year’s red packets from Bank of China in Singapore feature flower vases filled with spring flowers.pull out the flowers from the envelope to unveil the auspicious words inside.
This year TungLok Group’s red packets come in two designs – Prosperity Puppy and Felicity Fish. When you open up the red packets, the die cut inside actually moves. You can also get one when you dine at any TungLok restaurant whilst stocks last.
This year Deliveroo has created an edible Chunlian for good luck for the year of the dog. The food delivery company recently held a pineapple tart competition. Many entries were tasted by a panel of judges including Antoinette’s Chef Pang Kok Keong, Miss Tam Chiak’s Maureen Ow, New Ubin Seafood co-founder Mr Pang and Deliveroo Singapore GM Siddharth Shanker. They picked Madam Faridah’s pineapple tarts. Faridah’s limited edition Pineapple Tarts are available from Deliveroo Editions under Continental Delight while stocks last at S$25 per bottle for 35 tarts.
This year’s red packets from Asia Miles are clever. A die cut on the cover of the red packet can be fastened to show a peacock. The body of the peacock covers new year greetings. There are two versions of these red packets. Asia Miles, which is based in Hong Kong, has over 10 million members, 700+ programme partners, 35,000+ lifestyle and experience awards and 1,000+ destinations with 20+ airline partners. You can earn airline miles on oneworld airlines as well as other airline partners.
These red packets are meant to wow. Expect larger denominations of cash when you get these red packets or be disappointed. Or if you are on the giving end, good luck.
StarHub’s red packets for 2018 feature 福 or prosperity in four intricate designs. Each features unique elements from butterflies to birds, koi and peacocks. Dressed in vivid colours, this year’s series is an eye-catcher and may be worth collecting for some.
What’s new this year is the exclusive Prosperity Gift Box. Created for corporate customers and partners, the gift box is adorned with a combination of the design elements of the red packets. Unboxing it will yield you a selection of StarHub Ang Baos, some carriers for oranges and a commemorative Year-of-the-Dog coin. This impressive gift box and the quality of the red packets must have cost StarHub a lot to produce and pamper their customers.
Swarovski celebrates the year of the dog with its latest collection of Crystal Creation figurines. They are crafted in golden-coloured crystal. The Chinese Zodiac – dog piece is priced at S$919 and is available at Swarvoski boutiques.
Marriott Tang Plaza’s golden red packet designs this year are two cheongsam and one changsan design. This special fold out package is given out to corporate customers and clients by the hotel.
Shama Serviced Apartment‘s red packets feature the peacock because it is a sign of power and good luck in the Chinese culture. The peacock spreads its colourful feathers symbolising Shama’s exponential expansion this year. Shama is part of ONYX Hospitality Group. Shama has properties across prime commercial and residential districts in gateway cities in Greater China and Thailand. Two new Shama properties will be opening this year including Shama Daqing Heilongjiang (just opened) and Shama Island North Hong Kong (in Q1 2018).
MSIG has chosen its brand colours of red and blue and a timeless and elegant design for this year’s red packets and orange carriers. A curved flap on the back of the red packet depicts heart curve design that stems from MSIG’s brand mark and symbolises moving forward and MSIG seeing the heart in everything. The gold outlines represent MSIG insuring customers and the things they hold dear. Velvet material is used on the dark blue trimmings for both the red packet and orange carrier
nex Mall has produced two version of very pretty red packets. The horizontal red packets feature branches of plum blossoms and birds. I like the back envelope flap which sits snugly in the die cut.
KEEPING IT FUN
We remember the Super Lucky (Huat Ah) red packets last year from SUPER FAT DESIGNS. So this year, we got in touch with the local interior design consultancy firm once again. Their keen interest in visual arts, photography, sustainability and contextualism shows in their red packet designs. Make It Rain fortune is gold stamped on the exterior, and the word BOOM! is exposed when recipients open up the envelope.
These red envelopes retail at kikki.K stores for S$12.90 for a pack of eight.
Hong Kong Disneyland celebrates 2018 with many special events this year. From January to March 2018, Pluto takes the centre stage since it is the year of the dog. Lucky guests may even receive a Disney-themed red packet while visiting during the Chinese New Year event.
The new Royal Princess Garden opened December last year so that young guests can get regal makeovers and meet their favourite Disney Princesses. Then from March to May, reconnect with longtime Disney pals at the Disney Friends Springtime Carnival. In May 2018, ‘Moana: A Homecoming Celebration’ 18-minute live experience will reopen as the first attraction of the ongoing multi-year expansion plan. From June to August, have fun at The Incredibles in Tomorrowland. Disney Halloween Time returns September to October 2018. From November 2018 to 1 January 2019, enjoy ‘A Disney Christmas’.
MAKE A BIGGER PICTURE
We love a good puzzle. Some of the red packets we got become a bigger picture when we put them side by side. Check out some of these innovative designs that help you see the bigger picture.
This year One Raffles Place celebrates ‘Spring Blooms in Splendour’. The mall has released four elegant shades of spring through its red packets. Each red packet bears a Chinese character that means “Auspicious Blessings of Spring” when put together. The peonies come together when you place the four designs side-by-side. Spend S$88 within a maximum of three combined receipts until 15 February 2018 and redeem one pack while stocks last.
ShopBack has decided on a more evergreen and timeless look based on feedback. ShopBack was established in 2014. Today it powers over 1,300 global and local e-retailers. It has grown to become Southeast Asia’s largest and fastest growing online loyalty platform.
Breaking the mould of traditions, Mitzo Restaurant and Bar’s red packets take on a bold turquoise colour with elegant floral patterns. Usher in the Lunar New Year with a lavish feast featuring perennial favourites exclusively curated by Chef Nicky Ng. Get one set of red packets per table when you dine at Mitzo Restaurant and Bar located in Grand Park Orchard.
NOT SO RED
Even though red may be a prosperous colour, but some brands do not want you to get inundated with everything red this festive season.
Hong Kong Airlines has collaborated with Victo Ngai , a Hong Kong illustrator based in Los Angeles. She designed a pattern design inspired by her childhood in Hong Kong for Hong Kong Airlines to celebrate the launch of their new route from Hong Kong to Vancouver. She was named Forbes 30 under 30. The airline has used some of these designs in its airline lounge, its Business Class menus, tote bags, calendars, post cards, passport holder and baggage tags.
Food Republic has collaborated with award-winning Hong Kong designer Ken Lo to design three variations of this year’s red packets. These red packets come in chill red, hot pink and sunflower yellow. The vibrant colour scheme encapsulates the dynamic and spirited energy of Spring. Each red packet features either a bird or butterfly with an Oriental motif to resemble the Chinese kite, an ancient relic that brings colour to the skies. The red packets are printed on smooth paper to emphasise the solid colour of the background and is embellished with gold to highlight the intricate design featured on the foreground.
Spend at least S$15 at Food Republic with a maximum of three combined same-day receipts (excludes Toast Box and Din Tai Fung) to redeem a pack.
This year’s red packets from OCBC Bank are simple with understated beauty. And they are availabel in four colours. Each come with a die cut at the back to seal the red packet.
Qatar Airways, the airline that has been going places together with travellers for 20 years and counting to over 150 business and leisure destinations, has printed a simple yet elegant red packet this year for clients in Singapore. It operates three-times daily flights on its Airbus 350-900 XWB between Changi Airport and Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. Qatar Airways, a member of the oneworld global alliance, was also named Airline of the Year by 2017 World Airline Awards as well as “World’s Best Business Class”, “Best Airline in the Middle East”, and “World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge”.
Marina Square has moved away from the traditional red packets that typically feature festive greetings and zodiac prints. Contemporary fashion art designs by fashion illustrator Grace Ciao are featured with flower illustrations to showcase Spring. A set was released every week during the festive period where shoppers who spent a minimum of S$80 could redeem a set. A premium set that comprises all six designs could be redeemed with a minimum spending of S$120.
We love how the elements of Changi Airport and flying are weaved into the Chinese characters through illustrations of icons in this year’s red packets from Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.
Jetstar Asia’s red packets this year are in its corporate colours orange, as always. It has the number eight printed on the front which seems like a runway or perhaps flight path. The pink envelope flap breaks the monotony.
Sign up for the Free Sands Rewards LifeStyle membership at Marina Bay Sands and receive a set of exclusive red packets with eight in a pack and S$5 Rewards Dollars. These red packets feature the auspicious ‘8’ design element.
Our interaction with the Cordis brand was when I stayed at the Cordis Hong Kong, previously Langham Place Mongkok in 2016. Today the upscale five-star hotel group has four properties at Beijing Capital Airport, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Auckland (previously The Langham, Auckland). The Cordis corporate colour is a distinct Orange and this is featured in this year’s red packets. The back die-cut of the Cordis logo helps to fasten the envelope cover flap.
This year’s red packets from Shangri-La Hotel Singapore feature three stalks of peonies outlined in maroon on the front with hints of gold element on a cream background.
VLV Cantonese Restaurant at Clarke Quay has kept its red packet design the same as in 2017.
This year, Porter International has streamlined its red packet designs and kept it to three versions. All three designs have a consistent dotted theme.
Manulife recently launched its ManulifeMOVE, a customer loyalty programme that rewards customers with premium cashback for being active and staying healthy. Achieve an average of 10,000 steps daily to receive a recurring S$50 cashback every six months until the end of their life insurance policy.
Le Meridien Singapore, Sentosa is giving out a complimentary Lunar New Year packet and Mandarin orange carrier bag set for every dining reservation made for the Abundant Treasures Lunar New Year Buffet Dinner and Harmony, Joy Set Menus while stocks last.
A PIECE OF ART
Some brands have turned their red packets into works of art. You will want to frame them up because they are so beautiful.
Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre has produced red packets featuring select artworks from the National Collection by local pioneering artists, Chen Chong Swee and Lim Hak Tai. The red packets feature Chen Chong Swee’s Orchids Composition and Lim Hak Tai’s Peony. These limited edition red packets were made available to the public through participation in quizzes through SCCC’s social media platforms.
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre aims to nurture and promote Singapore Chinese culture and to foster mutual understanding among all ethnic communities. It is a hub for quality performances, exhibitions and cultural activities.
The Conrad Centennial Singapore has retained its design from 2017. A more evergreen design that offers flexibility in how the red packet can be used.
Simplicity at its best. Sometimes, it doesn’t have to be that fanciful.
Coca-Cola is celebrating the year of the dog in Singapore with Coke Classic cans and red packets bearing 福 turned upside down, which symbolises lots of prosperity falling upon us.
This year, these red packets from Coca-Cola can be pieced together with just six of the eight designs and transformed into a lantern.
These red packets by Italian fashion house Brunello Cucinelli are simple yet elegant. They are encased in a box. Each red packet contains a notecard filled with the words 福 meant to remind the recipient of the red packet how lucky he or she is.
Spring has arrived and The Fullerton Hotel’s red packets and orange carriers feature gold hot stamped peach blossoms and a peacock. The Prosperity Pineapple Tarts are shaped like bulldog terriers, and taste as good as it looks. They are priced at S$30 for a box of nine pieces.
This year’s red packets from Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon remains consistently traditional with a gold 福 (Luck) hot stamped on patterned textured paper. For fans of Cathay Pacific or Cathay Dragon, you can purchase the soft toy dog online for US$11 or the Premium Series – A350-900 Model (1:200) for US$77.
Air New Zealand in celebrates the year of the dog with these red packets for customers in Singapore.
Thai Airways red packets for 2018 in Singapore feature the tree of life.
Nespresso has collaborated with local artist Tan Chin Boon to create limited edition gift packs which celebrate the festive season. The limited edition eight-sleeve coffee pack is available until 21 February 2018 at S$55.20 from any Nespresso boutique.
Sofitel Singapore City Centre opened late last year. The hotel is located in a mixed development next to Guocco Tower. It is located above Tanjong Pagar MRT and a shopping mall. The hotel’s Racines serves French dishes and Chinese dishes while 1864’s highlights include barrel aged cocktails.
Raffles Hotel Singapore has recently been recognised as the top hotel in Singapore for the 2018 TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice awards for Hotels. The hotel has been undergoing a three-phased restoration programme since February 2017. It is in its third and final phase of its restoration. The whole hotel is closed before its planned reopening in the second half of 2018.
Mercure Singapore on Stevens opened its doors to hotel guests in December 2017. This is their first red packet design and it is simple yet elegant.
Courtyard by Marriott Singapore Novena opened its doors to hotel guests late last year. This is its first red packets.
Singtel introduces a new series by starting with brilliance to mark a new beginning to 2018. This Chinese New Year set is sent to its group enterprise business partners. The New Era by Goh Beng Kwan is a triptych from the Singtel art collection.