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Crisp banknotes are still available for your hongbao

Get them from bank branches and from 40 DBS / POSB pop-up ATMs




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If you have been busy preparing for the Year of the Rat holidays and still need more crisp banknotes for the hongbao, here is where you can still get them.

OCBC — All branches

Visit any OCBC branch until Jan 24. The bank will be restocking all bank outlets with new notes daily.

To plan a visit, locate your nearest branch and operating hours here.

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OCBC also has 19 branches that are open on Sundays, from 11 am to 7 pm:

  • Ang Mo Kio Central
  • Bedok
  • Causeway Point
  • Choa Chu kang
  • Clementi
  • CompassOne
  • HarbourFront
  • Hougang Mall
  • ION Orchard
  • Jurong East
  • Jurong Point
  • Marine Parade
  • nex
  • Northpoint
  • orchardgateway
  • Tampines
  • Tiong Bahru
  • Toa Payoh Central
  • Waterway Point

Through OCBC Mobile Banking app’s digital Chinese New Year queue service, called Easy Q, customers can check the availability of new banknotes in any particular branch and receive a digital queue number. They need not wait in line at the outlet.

If they miss their turn, they can easily get a new number with Easy Q.

Also available are “Fortune Packs”, which contain 100 S$2 notes and 30 S$10 notes — crisp and ready to go — as well as one pack of 8 OCBC red packets.

As for new notes, each customer can exchange or withdraw only up to S$500, and for S$2 notes, it is S$400 per customer.

Standard Chartered — All branches but one

All Standard Chartered branches, with the exception Jurong Point Express Banking, will have new banknotes available on a first-come, first-served basis.

UOB — All branches but one

All UOB bank branches are open until Jan 24 for customers who need new banknotes, with the exception of these three outlets: Hangout@SP (Singapore Polytechnic), Tampines One  and Sengkang Express.


DBS / POSB — 40 pop-up ATMs and all DBS branches but two

DBS and POSB are offering the same service they provided last Lunar New Year — 40 pop-up ATMs in 20 community clubs where customers can withdraw new and “good-as-new” banknotes for their hongbao.

More than 200,000 people made use of their pop-up ATMs last year, a huge jump from 160,000 in 2018.

The pop-up ATMs have been in service from Wednesday (Jan 15) and are accessible 24 hours a day, except those at the Chong Pang and Teck Ghee community clubs. Those will be available from 9 am to 9.30 pm daily.

New banknotes can be withdrawn in sums of S$100 (50 S$2 notes), S$300 (30 S$10 notes), S$500 (10 S$50 notes) and S$600 (20 S$10 notes and eight S$50 notes).

Those who are not able to access any of the pop-up ATMs can get the notes at all DBS outlets, except for the DBS Marina Bay Sands and DBS Woodlands Service Centre branches.


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