[Video] Chinese New Year 2019: The best red packet designs in Singapore
Make a statement with these red packet and ang pow designs that will make the money in them seem secondary.
Ariel Lim, Weets Goh
The car brand's "red" packets comes in atypical, trendy colours and features designs inspired by such iconic sights in Singapore as Gillman Barracks and Sungei Buloh Wetlands Reserves.
Perhaps the most intricate design that we've seen so far: Maad Creative's red packet is an interactive, layered affair featuring cut-out windows.
The inner sleeve pulls out to reveal an adorable illustration of the Three Little Pigs standing in front of shophouses.
These red packets from award-winning social marketing agency Goodstuph could very well be the gift that keeps on giving.
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Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
The packets from Marriott Tang Plaza come in a chic, deep wine-red coloured holder that's fastened with a Chinese button knot.
Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel
Unfold it to reveal cheongsam-themed red packets.
These feature the jewellery brand's fan-shaped icon on card stock. The packets come in an elegant gold carrying case.
Italian luxury brand Tod's has gone with a Chinese lattice window design, nestled in a pull-out drawer.
The luxury car brand's red packets this year come in a hefty box which display their contents standing upright. The ang pows have two layers, and feature cut-out designs in two colours – cream and red.
Homegrown bookbinding and leather-craft atelier Bynd Artisan's ang pows features lots of small details: a subtly embossed watercolour design that makes a nod to Chinese calligraphy, and a scalloped flap. The red – or rather, pink – packets are packed in a leather pouch with an adorable pig-shaped tag.
IWC's red packets come in a gorgeous box with a pleated metal buckle. The packets themselves feature a classic bamboo and fu design.
Bulgari's packets come in matte stock, with a shiny foil pattern of fireworks.
Chopard's red packet design this year includes a timeless swallow design in foil stamp, matte paper, and an intriguingly oversized flap.
The Italian brand proves the age-old adage of less is more with a minimalist hot-stamped pig design on luxurious card stock.
Intercontinental Singapore, Robertson Quay
A clever take on the Chinese character for "spring" combined with a stylised snout to herald the year of the pig.
This one's a doozy with its velvet-coated stock, embossed peony design, and gold Jaguar logo.
Mandarin Oriental, Singapore
This classic design features another play on the pig theme with the Chinese character fu, or prosperity.
Taking a cue from their Japanese roots, insurance firm MSIG's colourful red packets are inspired by origami and familiar Japanese motifs.
The wine-red packets from the House of Remy Martin feature their unmistakable centaur logo on a textured, woven material.
Their iconic Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament features prominently on card stock.
Shangri-La Hotel Singapore
Subtle, classic design on paper textured to give it a cloth-like, satin feel.
Watch brand Piaget's red packets come with a pinwheel design, and an actual pinwheel for those breezy days.
The motorcycle brand's ang pows feature stunning silver foil stamping and the brand logo on the flap.
JW Marriott Singapore, South Beach
These red packets come in a slide-out holder and unconventional colours.
The luxury car manufacturer's ang pows come in an elegant fabric box, while the classic design on the packets feature a diamond-shaped pattern.
These fuschia-coloured packets are embossed with a goldfish design and come in two different sizes.
Red packets from the jewellers feature a flower-shaped cutout sleeve with the brand's iconic panther.
Red packets from this Singaporean landmark come in a cloth pouch fastened with a Chinese button knot and feature a woven floral design.
The fashion brand's play on typography is bound to stand out from the typical oriental motifs favoured this festive season.
These understated packets come in an elegant fold-out box and feature a stylised landscape
The watch brand's gorgeous efforts this year features a technicolour watch graphic on the insides of the packets.
Panerai's going classic with circling koi foil-stamped on luxurious matte paper.
The brand's multi-layered, traditional affair features a floral motif.
Proving that they're still ahead of the fashion curve, Club 21's ang baos come with a maximalist in holographic foil.
Dorsett Singapore combines classic designs with unconventional colours.
The insurance company's design features abstract fireworks-like motifs in trendy colours.
The spa brand features oriental motifs on pretty, almost-coral card stock.
W Hotel stays on brand with their hip, iridescent transforming packets that come in a cylindrical pouch
View past years’ red packet and ang pow designs here: