The National Heritage Board’s (NHB) Museum Roundtable Hongbao Campaign 2024 returns for its 10th edition with unique red packet designs featuring the Chinese zodiac animal of 2024 – the Dragon.

Museums Roundtable Hongbao 2024Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign 2024 (photo courtesy of International & Museum Relations)

The Char Yong (Dabu) Association Heritage Hall, a new member of the Museum Roundtable (MR) since 2023, will be participating in the campaign for the first time. Four other MR members will also be returning this year – the Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum, the Singapore Navy Museum, the Singapore Maritime Gallery, and the Singapore Sports Museum.

Collection of red packet sets

From 12 January to 9 February 2024, visitors can collect a set of exclusive red packets at any of the 43 participating museums, heritage institutions, and galleries. Each visitor is entitled to one set of eight red packets from any of the venues, while stocks last.

Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign 2024From left to right: Five of the 43 red packet designs available for collection this year, from Char Yong (Dabu) Association Heritage Hall, Peranakan Museum, Singapore Maritime Gallery, Singapore Sports Museum, and The Gem Museum.

The Collector’s Box Set

The popular limited edition Collector’s Box Set returns, as a large gift box with its own custom-designed bag. Each box set contains two complete sets of the 43 red packet designs representing the participating MR members, as well as an exclusive design for the National Heritage Board, making a total of 88 pieces of red packets. The red packet designs in the box set also have a distinct orange background and feature dragons with subtle colour differences.

The Collector’s Box Sets are priced at $108 (nett) and will be available for purchase only at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Interested collectors can i) pre-register to purchase at a specified time slot on 20 and 21 January 2024, which is encouraged, or ii) walk-in to purchase on a first-come, first-served basis on 27 January 2024. Pre-registration opens on 10 January 2024, 10.00am here.

There will be 450 Collector’s Box Sets available for sale, with the majority reserved for pre-registered sales on 20 and 21 January 2024, and the remainder for walk-in purchases on 27 January 2024. Regardless of the mode of purchase, each member of the public is limited to the purchase of one box set per NRIC number, on a first-come, first-served basis.

I Love Museums’ Facebook Page Giveaways

As part of the campaign, two online giveaways will be held on the “I Love Museums” Facebook page, offering members of the public an opportunity to win the Collector’s Box Set, or a set of the red packets.

● The first giveaway will be held between 12 and 22 January 2024, and will require participants to visit participating venues and take a photograph of themselves with the red packets they collected at the museum. Participants are required to share these photographs in the comments section of the giveaway post and leave a comment on which exhibit/artefact they found interesting during their visit. A total of 10 winners will be selected at random to receive the Collector’s Box Set.

● The second giveaway will be held between 30 January and 6 February 2024, and requires participants to leave a comment on the “I Love Museums” Facebook page on their favourite aspect of this year’s Museum Roundtable Hongbao Campaign. There will be 50 winners selected at random to receive a full set of all 43 Museum Roundtable red packets.

Members of the public can visit this link for more information on the Museum Roundtable Hongbao Campaign 2024. Please refer below for the list of 43 participating Museum Roundtable members, the terms & conditions for the red packet collection, as well as the steps to pre-register for purchase slots for the Collector’s Box Set.

📅 12 Jan to 9 Feb 2024
📍 Participating 43 MR Members
🏷 The red packets will be made available free-of-charge, although Museum Roundtable members may charge for admission into their museums.

List of Participating MR Members in 2024

1. ArtScience Museum
2. Asian Civilisations Museum
3. Char Yong (Dabu) Association Heritage Hall
4. Children’s Museum Singapore
5. Chinese Heritage Centre
6. Eurasian Heritage Gallery
7. Former Ford Factory
8. Fort Siloso
9. Geylang Serai Heritage Gallery
11. Indian Heritage Centre
12. Kreta Ayer Heritage Gallery
13. Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital Heritage Gallery
14. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
15. MINT Museum of Toys
16. MOE Heritage Centre
17. National Gallery Singapore
18. National Library, Singapore
19. National Museum of Singapore
20. NEWater Visitor Centre
21. NUS Baba House
22. NUS Museum
23. Peranakan Museum
24. Red Dot Design Museum
25. Republic of Singapore Air Force Museum
26. Republic of Singapore Navy Museum
27. Science Centre Singapore
28. Singapore Art Museum
29. Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Museum and CDL Green Gallery
30. Singapore Coins and Notes Museum
31. Singapore Discovery Centre
32. Singapore General Hospital Museum
33. Singapore Maritime Gallery
34. Singapore Mobility Gallery
35. Singapore Musical Box Museum
36. Singapore Sports Museum
37. STPI – Creative Workshop & Gallery
38. Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
39. Sustainable Singapore Gallery @ Marina Barrage
40. Tan Tock Seng Hospital Heritage Museum
41. The Gem Museum
42. The Intan
43. Woodbridge Museum

Terms and Conditions for red packet collection at 43 participating museums

  1. The campaign will take place from 12 January 2024 to 9 February 2024.
  2. Each visitor is entitled to only one (1) complimentary set of red packets per museum or gallery, while stocks last.
  3. 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 to the website for the Museum Roundtable Hongbao Campaign 2024.
  4. Visitors to participating museums and galleries should adhere to the guidelines at each venue. Please contact the participating museums and galleries for details about their collection addresses, opening hours, and safe management measures.
  5. Visitors to participating museums and galleries may be required to show proof of admission before collecting the complimentary sets of red packets.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. The National Heritage Board reserves the right to amend these privileges, terms and conditions without prior notice.

How to purchase the Collector’s Box Set:

i) Pre-register for a purchase slot on 10 January 2024

  1. Registration for purchase slots opens on 10 January 2024, 10am here.
  2. Once application is submitted, successful applicants will receive both a text message and email informing them that the application is either successful or that they have been placed onto the waiting list.
  3. Successful pre-registered applicants will be able to purchase their Collector’s Box Set on 20 and 21 January 2024 at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall during their selected time slots.
  4. Applicants will have to produce a photo ID which contains the registered name used in their booking (photocopies and/or screenshots are allowed) when collecting their box set.
  5. Applicants are only entitled to purchase one (1) limited-edition box set per NRIC number.

ii) Walk-in on 27 January 2024

  1. Interested members of the public may choose to walk-in to Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall to purchase the Collector’s Box Set on 27 January 2024, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. 50 box sets will be available for sale on this date, limited to the purchase of one (1) Collector’s Box Set per NRIC number.
  3. This date is strictly reserved for walk-in buyers and is open to individuals who did not pre-register for a purchase slot. Members of the public will need to bring along proof of identity for the sale; organisers will request for verification to check if individuals have made a prior purchase.


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