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.
This year, NHB will also be producing a limited edition collector’s album which will be 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 (a total of 70 pieces), 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. 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 received from museum visitors who 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.
Two online giveaways will also be held on the I Love Museums Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/
The first giveaway, which will be held from 7 to 16 January, will require the public to visit participating museums and take a photograph of themselves with the collected red packets.
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.
Ten 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, requires 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.
Said 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.”
Please visit this link for more information on the Museum Roundtable Lunar New Year Hongbao Campaign: https://go.gov.sg/
LUNAR NEW YEAR SPECIALS BY THE NATIONAL HERITAGE BOARD
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger with Hongbao designs from the Museum Roundtable
Date: 7 January – 4 February 2022
The Asian Civilisations Museum Celebrates: Lunar New Year
Date: 1 February 2022
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Onsite and Online
Time: All day
Programmes are free. More information will be made available via ACM’s Facebook page or
Usher in the Year of the Tiger with an array of programmes and activities at ACM. Learn more about celebrations associated with the Lunar New Year through online videos and onsite programmes, including guided tours, craft activities, and more! Stay tuned at nhb.gov.sg/acm for more details.
Lunar New Year Celebrations @ the National Museum of Singapore
Date: 4 & 5 February 2022, free admission to the museum on 5 February
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the National Museum of Singapore! Usher in the Year of the Tiger with a lion dance performance on 4 February, and learn about the different aspects of the Lunar New Year through a variety of programmes on 5 February!
Create your Lunar New Year mementos of coasters with Chinese knots or ceramic art of festive goodies and flowers. Learn more about the significance of the lion dance – an intangible cultural heritage – in a special presentation with a hands-on activity.
Look for artefacts related to Lunar New Year in our galleries and stand to receive a special souvenir. You can also enjoy a performance by a group of talented youths who will present festive songs inspired by vinyl records from the museum’s collection.
Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Date: 12 & 13 February 2022
Admission is free; fees may apply for select programmes and activities.
Visit https://www.sysnmh.org.sg and www.facebook.com/sysnmh for more information.
Celebrate the Year of the Tiger at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall with Wan Qing Festival of Spring 2022! Join us for a rousing weekend as we usher in the Lunar New Year with an exciting line-up of programmes and activities, suitable for all ages.
Expect family-friendly offerings such as lion dance and festive drumming workshops, heritage trails, guided tours, storytelling, craft activities for the little one, and more!
Delve into the world of Nian Hua – woodblock prints used to decorate Chinese homes for the Lunar New Year for centuries – at our Nian Hua: Of Deities, Guardians and Auspicious Art special exhibition.
Watch artworks come to life at the memorial hall’s annual thematic installation, Blessings Come A-Knocking, a fun photo opportunity featuring familiar pop culture figures in the traditional style of new year prints, from 11 January to 24 July 2022.
Online programmes will also be available at the memorial hall’s Facebook page. Catch a livestream of our annual lion dance performance on the first day of the Lunar New Year and a face-changing performance during the festival weekend – and keep an eye out for our giveaways, for a chance to win limited-edition merchandise!