Instead of the tacky merlion keychains and t- shirts saying ‘I love Singapore’. Here is a list of things that will surely be loved by your family and friends!
Peranakans are the decedents of people from marriages between Chinese/ Indian man and a local Malaysian/ Indonesian woman. Singapore is widely known from its Peranakan culture. The best gift that can be given to your loved ones that will highlight the Peranakan culture is a Peranakan tile square cushion, tote bag or a Singapore island bracelet. A cherry blossom ring, an important art of the Peranakan culture bought from the heritage jeweller Choo Yilin will be loved by the bling lovers!
FOR THE CHEF OF THE HOUSE:
For all those foodies or the ones who love to cook, these stylish infographic posters are a must buy! They contain the recipes of the famous Singaporean food and will also look amazing on that kitchen wall of yours.
For that special one, a beautiful gold plated orchid pendent necklace is the best buy! Singapore is known for the beautiful orchids that it produces! It will make a very meaningful gift and it does hold the spirit of Singapore. Luxury crocodile skin bags widely available in Singapore presented as a gift will greatly be admired and appreciated.
FOR THE BOOZ LOVER:
Singapore is known for its tiger beers! Tiger beer is a locally brewed beer which is pale gold in colour and is not very bitter rather light on the palate!
To add to the wonderful décor of your home, a miniature merlion and a lunar calendar with Singaporean English phrases written on each page leaving you in splits is a must buy!
FOR THE COIN COLLECTER:
Singaporean pressed coins will be cherished by a coin collector and will definitely add more value to his/ her coin collection. These coins are elongated coins which are engraved with designs that unique to Singapore! There are machines placed at tourist spots to make these coins so that the tourists that theirs done right in front of them!