Gotta Catch ‘Em All This Chinese New Year

Fill me in.

If you have used up your SingapoRediscovers voucher and emptied your savings on staycations but still need relief from this seemingly never-ending pandemic, POSB has got your back. This Chinese New Year, POSB is bringing back its #HuntYourZodiac game, an interactive virtual mobile game that integrates location-based technology, spanning the whole of Singapore. Players who successfully capture zodiac animals stand to win over S$150,000 in cash prizes.

How do I start?

From 10 to 14 February, DBS/POSB customers can hunt for Chinese Zodiac animals throughout Singapore, using just your smartphone. This is the second edition of the game that ran at River Hongbao last year. After six months in the making, the game now features over 34,000 Gates of Fortune, levelled-up challenges, and Orange power-ups to collect as you capture the elusive animals.

With POSB #HuntYourZodiac expanded island-wide this year, the game will be more accessible for customers and ensures a safe playing environment by alleviating risks of crowding at specific locations. In-game notifications remind players to keep safe (distancing measures) too!

Jean Yeo, Senior Vice President and Marketing Team Lead (POSB), DBS Bank, said: “In view of the pandemic, all the more we want to use tech to bring people together. That’s why we have expanded it so we can catch it island-wide.”

Here’s how to get started:
1. Access the mobile web app at:
2. Login with your DBS PayLah! account.
3. Follow a short tutorial on how to catch the Zodiac animals and how to use the Orange powerups.

What’s the prize?

When you successfully capture a Zodiac animal, you will receive a unique horoscope prediction based on the Zodiac and its element (metal, wood, fire, water, earth). If you are lucky, some of them may be carrying angbaos worth between S$1.08 to S$88. You can redeem up to 12 angbaos, one from each Zodiac animal.

The bigger angbaos (worth between S$1.88 and S$188) can be earned from completing combination challenges. They involve capturing specific combinations such as 12 Wood Rabbits or 12 Zodiacs in the West.

The grand prize goes to the ambitious ones who manage to capture all 60 Zodiac animals. They will earn the ‘Golden Angbao’ which is worth up to S$8888, and can only be redeemed once during the event.

Any hints on how to net some of the prizes?

There are a couple of tips and tricks to net you some of the prizes. Every day between 5.00pm to 7.00pm, the Gates of Fortune transform into ‘Golden Gates’ where the rarest Zodiac animals can be captured.

You can also use the in-game Oranges as power-ups that unlock different benefits:

  • Summon Orange: attracts a specific animal or element.
  • Extension Orange: increases the duration before captured animals escape.
  • Skip Orange: skips the cooldown time for the Gates of Fortune, so players can hunt again immediately.

You can obtain an Orange for each DBS PayLah! transaction that you make during the game period and there is no minimum expenditure required.

Making banking more fun

POSB #HuntYour Zodiac is part of the banks’ ongoing efforts to use technology to offer customers a truly immersive and engaging experience across it’s platforms. The bank has previously also launched other games including the CNY TapLah! mobile game hosted on DBS PayLah! and FORTNITE X Live Fresh, which virtually recreated Singapore’s iconic Zouk nightclub in Fortnite, a popular online multiplayer game.

Mr Jeremy Soo, Managing Director and Head of Consumer Banking Group (Singapore), DBS Bank said: “With casual gaming becoming a rising pastime amongst everyday customers in today’s mobile-first era, we seek to reimagine how we engage our customers and leverage gamification to make their banking experience more fun and rewarding.”

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