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The significance of Chinese Ang Pow

ImageChinese New Year is just around the corner. What’s on your mind – Ba Gua, Cookie or Ang Pow? Speaking of Ang Pow, it is a red packet containing an amount of money customarily given to unmarried individuals on Chinese New Year. It is also given in Chinese weddings and birthdays. It has beautiful designs and decorations on it that represent wealth and prosperity; it is also believed to have the power to exorcise evil spirits. The two very popular characters that are commonly displayed on the face of the Ang Pow are The God of Longevity and God of Wealth.

If you ask me, I love Ang Pow very much – who doesn’t? Giving money in auspicious occasions is rather simple, practical and convenient. You don’t even have to go out looking for a gift. Instead, Ang Pow is given with a handsome amount of money which any recipient would appreciate! Ang Pow envelope comes in red, a colour that represents good luck and prosperity. The decorations displayed on an Ang pow are always different from one another. Ang Pow designers would always come out with creative and meaningful designs that are capable of delivering significant messages to an Ang Pow recipient. Shapes like flowering lotuses and legendary creatures such as the dragon and phoenix are commonly used as Ang Pow decorations.

As mentioned earlier, the colour red represents wealth, good luck and prosperity. Do not give money in white envelope during auspicious occasions – unless you are going to a funeral. I can’t wait to receive an Ang Pow this year. What about you? Happy Chinese New Year to all who are celebrating it this year. Have a great one!

Get your number in advance with LocalSIMKad.com

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Wouldn’t it be great if you could get your LocalSIMKad™ number in advance? This enables travellers to inform their number prior to their travel dates. For example, if you are planning to visit the Philippines on the 5th of July, you can inform your LocalSIMKad™ mobile number in advance to your friends and family; that way, they can call you once you land at the destination airport. LocalSIMKad.com offers a “Get your number in advance” service for all travellers.

For those of you who may not be familiar with  this product, LocalSIMKad™ of your destination is a travel SIM for global travellers, which allows them to make and receive calls when travelling abroad, without incurring any roaming charges. It helps travellers get connected immediately and avoid the hassle of looking around for a local SIM card. Travellers can collect their destination’s local SIM card once they have arrived at the destination. The product was introduced by LocalSIMKad.com in 2010. LocalSIMKad.com is an international booking channel that provides a local SIM card of the country that it offers. LocalSIMKad.com partners with one of the local TELCOs in the country offered.

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