Hongbao to boost bonds

Founders of online business Love Bonds create red packets with questions that encourage more meaningful exchanges in families

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This Chinese New Year, Ms Serene Wu and Ms Michelle Tay want to steer the conversation away from the stereotypical stilted topics at gatherings.

Instead, they hope to spark more meaningful exchanges via questions printed on the backs of hongbao (red packets), such as "What was the best thing that happened to you in the past year?"

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 19, 2020, with the headline Hongbao to boost bonds. Subscribe