Are you heading back home from Singapore but don’t want to leave empty handed? Instead of hightailing it to Chinatown or the nearest 7-11 for a typical magnet or mug with “I Love Singapore” emblazoned on it, why not get your loved ones/colleagues/significant other something more original?
Today, Evolve Vacation shares 9 Unique Souvenirs To Bring Home From Singapore:
1) Gula Jawa Brittle from Kam Cheng Snacks
Roasted macadamias and almonds blended thoughtfully with French butter and gula Melaka (coconut sugar) for that authentic Singapore flavor – need we say more?
Available at: 133 New Bridge Road, Chinatown Point B1-46
2) Tiger Balm Ointment
For generations, Singaporeans have resorted to the healing wonders of Tiger Balm ointment, an analgesic remedy “that works where it hurts”. Formulated with herbal ingredients, Tiger Balm provides soothing relief for any aches and pains one may feel – perfect for any martial artist!
Available at: Drugstores and supermarkets islandwide
3) Kaya Spread from Ya Kun Kaya Toast
Nothing says Singapore more than a traditional Singapore breakfast. And thanks to Ya Kun Kaya’s bottled kaya spread, you or your loved one could enjoy kaya toast and soft-boiled eggs in the comfort of your own home. Don’t forget your kopi!
Available at: Ya Kun Kaya outlets islandwide
4) Statement T-Shirt
Temasek Clothings, a local brand known for their tongue-in-cheek t-shirt designs are the perfect souvenir for anyone with a sense of humor. If you’re looking for something funny and original, a statement t-shirt with a local phrase or design would definitely be up your alley.
Available at: Naiise.com
5) National Day Tote Bag
Pay homage to the times of yesteryear with a heritage tote bag by Farm. This bag pays tribute to Singapore’s independence day with an iconic Chinese almanac calendar print, perfect for those who are interested in a bit of nostalgia.
Available at: Thefarmstore.sg
6) Local Cookbook
If you’ve fallen in love with the local hawker fare of Singapore, trust us, you’re not the only one. Foodies from all over the world wax poetic about Singapore’s cuisine, praising its distinct flavors and character. Why not bring the flavors of Singapore back home by cooking your own authentic Singaporean meal? Choose from Peranakan, Chinese, Indian, and Eurasian dishes – with a selection like this, it’s easy to see why Singaporeans are so obsessed with food!
Available at: Bookstores islandwide
7) Pants from Matter
For the discerning consumer, local designer Matter creates wearable art handmade by independent artisans from all over the world. Inspired by heritage prints and a relaxed, bohemian vibe, a pair of pants from Matter would certainly bring color and fashion (in a socially-conscious way) to your wardrobe.
Available at: Kapok (National Design Centre)
8) Singapore Sling Mix
Can’t get enough your favorite Singapore Sling from the iconic Long Bar at Raffles Hotel? Worry no more and take home this mini Singapore Sling cocktail set. You’ll be able to recreate your favorite drink at home while you reminisce about your awesome Singapore vacation.
Available at: Raffles Hotel
9) Evolve MMA Warrior T-shirt
Relive your training days at Evolve MMA with this ultra-soft Warrior T-Shirt. Available in heather grey and azure blue, this t-shirt is perfect for working out and for casual occasions. There’s no better way to show off your inner warrior to the world!
Available at: Evolve Fight Gear, all Evolve MMA locations
With an eclectic selection like this, there’s no doubt that Singapore has more to offer than just Merlion stuffed toys and plastic keychains. For awesome mementos that’ll last longer than your flight to Singapore, simply choose one or more of the items we’ve suggested above. Happy shopping!