Chinese New Year’s (CNY) going to be really different this year.

With only eight people allowed at one household per visit, we can forget about gathering around and yelling ‘HUAT AH!’ while tossing our yu sheng.

Know what else’s different?

The way we can get our hands on those spanking new notes for our red packets.

No, we cannot just do walk-ins to exchange for new notes this year. 

If you’re one who still prefers handing physical red packets to your relatives, here are some things you have to take note when withdrawing or exchanging for new notes this CNY.

TL;DR: Withdrawing or Exchanging for New Notes for CNY 2021

1) You have to pre-book an appointment at DBS, OCBC or UOB’s online reservation system before heading to the bank.

2) No walk-ins at banks allowed, other than for people aged 60 and above or those with disabilities.