In Chinese and other Asian societies, a red envelope or red packet is a monetary gift which is given during holidays or special occasions such as Chinese New Year. This is known as a ‘hongbao’ or ‘angpow’.
If you like to find out the ‘market rate’ for hongbao in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia or Vietnam, try out this nifty app created by Originally.US, a digital and social media software house and agency:
Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai everyone! Do pass this on if you find it useful or interesting! 🙂