Looking for souvenirs that are out of the ordinary? Bring a piece of Singapore home with these uniquely Singapore souvenirs!
TOP 1 Food Plushies
From otah bolsters to ang ku kueh pillows and curry puff cushions, get a host of food plushies that will make you comfortable and hungry at the same time! Apart from comforting your hungry soul, these food plushies are great ways to introduce Singapore food to your friends and a uniquely Singapore gift like no other!
Where to get them: Naiise, area65, Megafash
TOP 2 Singapore-themed Household Items
It doesn’t stop at plushies! You can also find a variety of Singapore-themed household items such as pineapple tart coin pouches, doormats with the danger sign commonly seen at construction areas and plates with the recipes of iconic dishes printed on it, such as the chilli crab plate.
Where to get them: Naiise, area65, Megafash
TOP 3 Public Transport Trinkets
Believe it or not, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore actually produces its own line of public transport-themed keychains and accessories called Knackstop (a wordplay on “next stop”)! With Singapore bus coin banks, Downtown line train thumb drives and bus namecard holders and paper clips, you can say goodbye to boring souvenirs. One of the souvenirs that really caught my eye is the bus-stopping bell keychain which even plays the familiar tune when the “stop” button is pressed! It is not hard to see why it is the bestseller on Knackstop.
Where to get them: Knackstop flagship store (near Little India) or online on Qoo10
TOP 4 The Singaporean Dream Game Card
Get your hands on the most uniquely Singapore card game – The Singaporean Dream! The rules are rather similar to Monopoly Deal, but it is very much unique in its own way in that all players have to randomly choose a Singaporean character such as an influencer, an aunty or a high flyer. The chosen character would then decide your special dreams and special powers. Be prepared to have a tonne of fun with the pile of dream cards and action cards. The player with the most dream wins!
Where to get it: Naiise, Fwah, Crate and Barrel, and many other stores. Check out the list of stores here: https://thesingaporeandream.com/pages/stockists
TOP 5 Orchid Jewellery
Orchid is Singapore’s national flower. RISIS specializes in gold-plating real orchids and using these gold-plated orchids to craft elegant jewellery such as pendants, brooches, necklaces and earrings. Each flower is unique, which makes the jewellery even more precious. Look no further if you are looking for an exquisite gift for someone special!
Where to get them: RISIS stores at Marina Bay Sands, Takashimaya, National Orchid Garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens and other locations, or online at https://risis.com/collections/risis-collection
TOP 6 Orchid Perfume
Besides orchid jewellery, you can also bring back orchid perfume for your loved-ones. Perfume from Singapore Memories are crafted from native orchids that have pleasant notes, and are categorized into male, female and unisex. There are also a range of products for room aroma if that suits your preference more!
Where to get them: Isetan, Megafash, Naiise, Sentosa Fun Shops and other locations, or online at https://singapore-memories.com/collections/perfumes-inspired-by-legendary-orchids-of-singapore-limited-edition
TOP 7 Collectibles from The Singapore Mint
The Singapore Mint specialises in the design and creation of a wide range of souvenirs, gifts and collectibles such as gold-plated and silver-plated coins, ingots, medallions, commemorative notes and decorative ornaments. Get your hands on these exquisite items which are packaged in elegant boxes and are perfect for both gifts and personal collection. You can also customise the products with the help of the experienced and friendly staff.
Where to get them: The Singapore Mint stores at Chinatown Point, Suntec City Mall, City Square Mall and Teban Gardens or online at https://www.singaporemint.com/shop.html
TOP 8 Mer Mer the Merlion
Mer Mer the Merlion is a plush toy developed by The Forest Factory, a Singapore-based design studio specialised in souvenir design. Adorable and huggable, this would be a perfect souvenir for both kids and adults.
Where to get it: Naiise, Discover Singapore or online at https://theforestfactory.net/?fbclid=IwAR31_pxEN4DFcaFVlmchJhTbGqDNkCtoFP_wcTLjPIOui5KPNj62wWEXzDo
TOP 9 Singapore Sling
Enjoyed the Singapore Sling and wanted to bring it home? Here’s your chance. Head to the iconic Raffles Hotel to get bottles of the pink cocktail concocted by its ex-bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in the early 20th century. The unique cocktail is a mix of gin, cherry liqueur, Dom Bènèdictine, Cointreau, grenadine, pineapple juice, lime juice and a dash of Angostura Bitters.
Where to get it: The Raffles Hotel Gift Shop
TOP 10 Savoury Tea
If you’re looking for an exotic gift like no other, you have come to the right place. Ette Tea is a contemporary tea company which specializes in creating unique tea blends with local flavours. Adventurous ones can try out tea flavours dedicated to hawker food such as chicken rice and nasi lemak. There are also flavours that require less imagination, such as pandan chiffon and ice kachang. The packaging of the tea bottles combines heritage and modern design – a big plus point for souvenirs!
Where to get them: Ette Tea (Chinatown), Naiise, Robinsons The Heeren, TANGS
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