With the Chinese New Year festivities well behind us — your red packet haul is now officially ready for use. However, If you aren’t going to save the money in the bank — we have five alternatives ways for you to make the most out of your festive yields.



Donating to the causes you feel strongly about not only benefits the charities themselves, it can be deeply rewarding for you too. While your donation empowers the beneficiaries, you too are empowered by the good you are creating in the world. Besides, your charitable act may influence the people around you to donate, and they, in turn, will spur others on, continuing the chain of kindness.


Time to get that gym membership you’ve always wanted! Enroll in boxing classes to improve your health and stay in shape, while having fun and making new friends. Besides, economists have found that exercise has a positive impact on salary. What are you waiting for?


Don’t like investing in stocks? Invest in yourself instead, through the foolproof SkillsFuture initiative. Develop new skills that can enrich your professional as well as personal life, through courses such as 3D animation and web security. Aspiring bakers will love the bread and cake-making courses available as well! ost luxurious feel.


Treat yourself to a quick weekend getaway at Batam. Stock up on groceries for as little as a third of the price in Singapore. Purchase in bulk for additional discounts, and consider getting enough to last two or three months at a time. This saves you hundreds of dollars on groceries, and doubles up as a holiday-cum-grocery-trip rolled into one.


Nothing’s better than getting more for less. Shop these bundle deals at Takashimaya, covering everything from accessories, shoes, and bags. Bring home two of the same, for less than the price of one. Now that’s getting some serious bang for your buck.


Safari Eyewear Selected Polarised Sunglasses, 2 for $98
Perllini & Mel Assorted Handbags, 2 for $48
Hush Puppies Graphic Tees, 2 for $28
Adidas Techfit Base Compression Wear, 2 for $28


Head on down to Post Chinese New Year Sale happening at Takashimaya Square, B2
to discover other promotions going on!