How to send digital ‘ang pao’ through ShopeePay this Chinese New Year

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Our Chinese friends usually observe the tradition of giving and receiving red packets known as ang paos when they do house visits or attend reunions with families and relatives during the Chinese New Year.

Giving ang pao as the year starts is a meaningful gesture for the Chinese, as the color of the envelope symbolizes happiness, energy, and good luck. Ang paos are traditionally handed out by couples to the youngsters as a sign of goodwill and at the same time a symbol of good fortune.

In the new normal, traditional big gatherings are discouraged. But ang paos can still be given away and received digitally. ShopeePay makes it happen. The integrated mobile wallet of e-commerce giant Shopee now facilitates sending of money through ang paos to friends and relatives. Here’s how:

ShopeePay can also be used to fund online purchases and pay utility bills, NBI clearance fees, and radio-frequency identification (RFID) stickers.