Now in its 8th iteration, the National Heritage Board’s (NHB) popular Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign returns with limited edition red packet designs based on the Tiger, the Chinese zodiac animal for 2022. From 7 January to 4 February 2022, visitors will be able to collect a set of unique red packet designs at each of the 35 participating museums, heritage institutions and galleries, while stocks last. Each set will contain eight pieces of red packets and is limited to one set per visitor.
Of the 35 participating museums, two are new Museum Roundtable (MR) members which joined in 2021 and are participating in the Hongbao Campaign for the first time – Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery and Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery. The list of participating museums can be found at the bottom of this post.
This year, NHB will also be producing a limited edition collector’s album available for sale for the first time. Each collector’s album will contain two full sets of 35 MR red packet designs for the Year of the Tiger (i.e. a total of 70 pieces of red packets), displayed in a customised album. The red packets in the collector’s album will be different from the red packets available for collection at participating MR members in that the former will feature a red background, while the latter will feature a pink background. The idea of a collector’s album arose from feedback from museum visitors who had requested that NHB sell full sets of MR red packets, and to consider producing red packet albums for visitors to keep and display their MR red packets. The collector’s albums will be available for sale from 22 January 2022 at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, while stocks last, and are priced at $70 (nett) per album.
From left to right: Three of the 35 red packet designs this year, from Singapore Discovery Centre, ArtScience Museum and Fort Siloso.
In addition, two online giveaways will be held on the ‘I Love Museums’ Facebook page where members of the public can stand a chance to win a full set of the MR red packets. The first giveaway, which will be held from 7 to 16 January, will require participants to visit participating museums and take a photograph of themselves with the collected red packets at the participating museums. Participants have to share the photograph(s) in the comment section of the giveaway post, and leave a comment to share which exhibit/artefact they found interesting during their visits. 10 winners will be selected at random for the first giveaway, and each winner will receive a limited-edition collector’s album.
The second giveaway which will run from 24 to 28 January, will require members of the public to leave a comment on the ‘I Love Museums’ Facebook page, sharing what they like best about the MR Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign. There will be 35 winners, to be selected at random, and each winner will receive a full set of MR red packets.
According to Mr Alvin Tan, Deputy Chief Executive (Policy & Community): “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.”
Members of the public can visit here for more information on the Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign.
List of Participating MR Members
1. ArtScience Museum
2. Asian Civilisations Museum
3. Chinese Heritage Centre
4. Eurasian Heritage Gallery
5. Former Ford Factory
6. Fort Siloso
7. Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery
8. HDB LIVINGSPACE Gallery
9. Indian Heritage Centre
10. Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery
11. Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital Heritage Gallery
12. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
13. Malay Heritage Centre
14. MINT Museum of Toys
15. MOE Heritage Centre
16. National Gallery Singapore
17. National Library, Singapore
18. National Museum of Singapore
19. NEWater Visitor Centre
20. NUS Baba House
21. NUS Museum
22. Science Centre Singapore
23. Singapore Art Museum
24. Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Museum
25. Singapore Coins and Notes Museum
26. Singapore Discovery Centre
27. Singapore Maritime Gallery
28. Singapore Mobility Gallery
29. Singapore Musical Box Museum
30. Sustainable Singapore Gallery @ Marina Barrage
31. STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery
32. Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
33. The Gem Museum
34. The Intan
35. The SGH Museum
Terms and Conditions
- The campaign will take place from 7 January 2022 to 4 February 2022.
- Each visitor is entitled to only one (1) complimentary set of red packets per museum or gallery, while stocks last.
- Individual museums and galleries reserve the right to stipulate their own red packet collection addresses and additional collection criteria for the collection of red packets. For more information on the aforementioned terms and conditions, please refer here for the 2022 Museum Roundtable Hongbao campaign.
- Visitors to participating museums and galleries should adhere to all prevailing safe management measures and guidelines at each venue. Please contact the participating museums and galleries for details about their collection addresses, opening hours, and safe management measures.
- Visitors to participating museums and galleries may be required to show proof of admission before collecting the complimentary sets of red packets.
- Collection of each red packet design is only available at the respective participating museums and galleries. The National Heritage Board does not provide any red packets.
- The red packets are strictly non-transferable, non-exchangeable and non-replaceable for credit, cash or kind in all cases, whether in whole or in part.
- The National Heritage Board reserves the right to amend these privileges, terms and conditions without prior notice.
CHINESE NEW YEAR 2022
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