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Wednesday, 6 February 2013

How much Any Pow be given in Chinese New Year?

A NETIZEN from Singapore has triggered a debate on the amount of ang pow one should give family members and friends, reported China Press.

The netizen said people should give between S$88 and S$288 (about RM211 to RM690) to their parents, and for their children they should give from S$50 (RM120) to S$188 (RM450).

The netizen suggested that they should give S$28 (RM67) to S$50 (RM120) to their nieces and nephews.

For children of a close friend, they could give ang pow worth between S$8 (RM19) and S$18 (RM46), it reported.

For other relatives and friends, they should give at least S$2 (RM4.80).

Some netizens said pegging a rate on ang pow went against the spirit of Chinese New Year as the gift of giving red packets should be from the heart.

However, some said the chart had given them an idea on the amount they should give to their family members and friends.

> Malaysian songbird Fish Leong said she planned to have a baby this year but urged the public not to pressure her, reported Sin Chew Daily.

“If there's good news, I will let you know,” she said, adding that she would celebrate Chinese New Year in Taiwan with her Taiwanese husband Tony Zhao's family.

Leong said she would come back to Malaysia to visit her family members only after Chinese New Year.

Leong married Zhao in 2010 and since then the media had been asking her about her plans to have a baby. 

- The Star/Asia News network