Chinese New Year is around the corner. And that means it's ang pow time!
The tradition of giving ang pows dates all the way back to Qin Dynasty, some 2,200 years ago.
According to China Highlights, the primary significance behind the act of giving ang pows is the red envelopes, not the money inside. By giving red envelopes to the younger generation, the givers are essentially bestowing happiness and blessings on the receivers.
Therefore, we gathered ang pow designs from 10 banks in Malaysia so that you know who are the makers behind these beautiful pocketable blessings.
1. Hong Leong Bank
3. Public Bank
5. OCBC Bank
7. United Overseas Bank (UOB)
UOB has two ang pow designs for its conventional and Premier Banking.
The Premier Banking ang pows come with a larger envelope with a circle cut-out so that when the smaller ang pow is put inside, the rat will be visible - creating a three dimensional look.