It took me less than five minutes today to get some new Singapore dollar notes in exchange for old notes. So I am now prepared for the Chinese New Year lunch on Saturday (Jan. 28) with enough new notes to be slotted into hongbaos.
Given my experience yesterday, when banks had run out of new notes, I did not think it will be as easy and smooth.
Well, I had under-estimated the efficiency of Singapore on matters such as demand and supply. It was a welcome surprise anyway.
Well done, Singapore and OCBC!
G Joslin Vethakumar