It is common for businesses to impose surcharges during Chinese New Year, but some have called off their plans to do so after feedback from customers.

Co-founder of steamboat delivery company Mr Steamboat, Mr Benson Chan, agrees.

He told TNP that the company had implemented a CNY surcharge of $30 since yesterday.

“We have exceeded our capacity of 200 orders per day and needed about 20 to 25 more drivers to help with the deliveries.”