Museums, heritage institutions, galleries offering 39 limited edition Year of the Rabbit red packet designs

A special red packet design is included in the Collector’s Album to celebrate the National Heritage Board’s 30th anniversary.

Benjamin Chew

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Published: 3 January 2023, 6:27 PM

To celebrate the Year of the Rabbit,  the National Heritage Board (NHB) will kick off the Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign with 39 limited edition red packet designs themed after the Chinese zodiac animal for 2023.

From Jan 6 to Feb 3, visitors can look forward to collecting their own set of uniquely designed red packets from 39 participating museums, heritage institutions and galleries including Singapore Art Museum, National Library Singapore and the Singapore City Gallery.

Limited to one pack per visitor, each set contains eight pieces of red packets designed after the 39 participating venues. 


Having joined the Museum Roundtable in Oct 2022, Children’s Museum Singapore will participate in the Hongbao Campaign for the first time. PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD


Avid collectors can also expect the return of the Limited Edition Collector’s Album ($88), which will contain two full sets of all 39 Museum Roundtable red packet designs for the Year of the Rabbit as well as a special one in celebration of NHB’s 30th anniversary. 

The red packets in the Collector’s Album will also be different from the free packets available for collection at participating Museum Roundtable members, with the former featuring a pink background in its design and the latter featuring a red one.

There will only be 450 Collector’s Albums available for sale, with 400 allocated to pre-registration while the other 50 will be set aside for walk-in purchases, said NHB. This is an increase from the 350 albums available in 2022.

Those interested in purchasing the album are urged to pre-register for a purchase slot on Jan 9 at 10am, and they can choose their preferred date and time slot for collection on either Jan 14 or 15 via the registration form. Alternatively, they can perform a walk-in purchase on Jan 20 instead.

The Collector’s Album is limited to one purchase per individual, and interested buyers can collect or purchase their album at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.

Two online giveaways will also be held on the official Museum Roundtable Facebook page.

The first giveaway will run from Jan 6 to 16 offering 10 winners their own Collector’s Album as a prize, while 39 participants from the second giveaway from Jan 25 to 30 will win a full set of Museum Roundtable red packets.

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