Singapore is without a doubt a touristic cosmopolitan city. Every year, millions of tourists visit Singapore to marvel at its giant plastic trees that magically light up at night. It used to be that souvenirs from Singapore were simply just Merlion magnets or Vanda Miss Jouquim Orchids. Nowadays the souvenirs are a product of Singapore’s nostalgic times. Here is a list of 8 unique souvenirs that you can buy from Singapore.
1) Straits Preserves
You may not be aware but Singapore has its own brand of swingy fruit marmalades. These marmalades are so famous that they even world the Gold prize in a UK marmalade competition. With unique combinations such as Tropical Calamansi and Singapore Sling, these marmalades will surely remind you of your times under the palm trees in Singapore.
2) The Farm Store
Located at 261 Waterloo Street and also available online, this store is full of interesting and unique souvenirs for your home. From pineapple tart shaped key chains to curry puff cushions that look so like the real version of it, you can spend hours simply browsing through the shop. There is definitely something for everyone in this store.
From island shaped necklaces to vintage letter press postcards, this shop has several outlets around including an online shop in Singapore. They are a one stop place and stock a selection of carefully curated souvenirs bearing the heart of Singapore. A variety of items to be found.
RISIS is a little known local brand of jewellery. Their inexpensive jewellery is made from real orchids which are covered in a delicate process of 24k gold plating. These pretty flowers are then made into earrings, necklaces, bracelets, bangles or corporate gifts such as pen holders. Their stores can be found in most large shopping malls including Changi Airport terminal.
5) Singapore Pressed pennies
If you are an ardent coin collector, then you might want to get some of these pennies for yourself. These coins are engraved with iconic and memorable designs of Singapore. Priced at just $2 a penny, these pressed penny machines can be found at the following locations:
– Universal Studios Singapore
– Resorts World Sentosa
– Gardens By The Bay gift shop
– Singapore Zoo
– Jurong Bird Park
– Singapore Botanic Gardens
– National Museum of Singapore
– Singapore Coins and Notes Museum
– Suntec City Mall
6) When I was four
Available online, this store has really creative souvenirs and products that can leave your mouth open in awe. From Home and Living, to stationery to accessories and apparel, they give you the unexpected. Priced incredibly affordably, they aim to bring back the childhood memories of most Singaporeans. Their items are also stocked at 261 Waterloo street.
The team behind Stuckshop is a group of very talented and hardworking young people. They are IT savvy and into the hashtag and trending Pintrest circles. They are an experimental design studio and you can always come back to their webstore and discover even more latest designs.They can be found online here: Stuckshop
8) Bynd Artisan
Bynd Artisan has a huge following of fans on Instagram. The company was even cited as an example by the Singapore Prime Minister as a traditional company that survived the changing times by adapting to the modern markets. This huge internet following tends to shape the arts scene in Singapore to some extent. Their expertise lies in handcrafted stationery and notebooks made from really good quality materials. If you have the time, you can also attend one of their workshops to design and produce your very own piece of handcrafted notebook.