Want to bring home something “uniquely Singapore”? Everything from jewelry, clothes, to one of the best facials you can get in Singapore, here are eight souvenirs you might want to consider!
What better representation of Singapore than their national flower? The Vanda Miss Joaquim is a hybrid of two different breeds. Its namesake is of course derived from Miss Joaquim, a lady residing in Singapore, well known for her success as a horticulturist.
This necklace quite literally captures the beauty of the Vanda Miss Joaquim. Products from RISIS are real orchids cast in bronze, then plated with 18K gold. These golden flowers are then used to make beautiful jewelry like earrings, pendants, necklaces, and brooches, but their necklaces will definitely add a refined touch to your ensemble.
Mini Singapore Sling Cocktail Set
What would a trip to Singapore be without a taste of the iconic Singapore Sling? After a drink at the Long Bar, you’ll be able to take home this mini cocktail set. Available at Raffles Hotel for $53.90.
Spruce up your note-taking with these gorgeous notebooks. The beautiful Peranakan tiles is reminiscent to the shophouse days, a representation of Singaporean’s historic five-foot way architecture. It really adds a rich, vintage flavour you can only find in SIngapore. Definitely a must-have if you’re looking for a new notebook. Available at Naiise for $15.00 a piece.
Can’t find your fragrance at duty free? Code Deco’s line of artisanal scents – ranging from fresh, floral, and masculine musks to those inspired by exotic, far-off destinations – may be your answer. The local perfumery also creates fragrances that are customised to your every whim. Rest assured you’ll find the perfect scent personality to fit every mood and occasion in your life. Definitely drop by their store at Orchard Central on the famous Orchard Road.
For that one friend who loves to collect art pieces from all over the world, what better souvenir than a map of Singapore? This minimalistic map will be a great addition to your home.
If you’re looking to spice things up, encourage your friends to pin photos taken at different parts of this map as a makeshift travelogue!
Edible souvenirs make great gifts for foodies. The Cookie Museum at Marina Square offers unique treats such as the Singapore Heritage Flavours, with cookies that taste like quintessential Singaporean dishes such as chicken rice, chilli crab, and of course, durian. It’s not everyday you see such uniquely flavored pastries, so they’re are definitely worth the try.
For the fashionistas, put together your own signature look with Batik fabric, a design originating from Indonesia. You’ll find no shortage of it along Arab Street, ranging from machine-printed to hand-stamped.
The iconic Singapore Girl is well-known around the world, the sarong kebaya even more so. Designed by Pierre Balmain, the Singapore Airlines uniform is so famous that its signature print has been made into umbrellas, placemats, shirts, and even replicas of the SIA uniform. Add a uniquely Singaporean flair to your wardrobe with custom-made Batik pieces.
Last but certainly not least, consider a visit to The Sloane Clinic for their signature Illumifacial. The Sloane Clinic is one of the hottest places in town for locals and celebs to rub shoulders while getting their beauty fixes. Scoring an appointment here is akin to winning the lottery, so if you ever find yourself visiting the Little Red Dot, you should try booking in for of their skin-transforming facials. Those with deeper pockets can even book in for one of their much-loved laser or filler treatments, reputed to be one of the best in the region!