Singapore Souvenirs: 10 Things to Buy

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Are you looking for Singapore Souvenirs? In Singapore, there are lots of fun and unique products to buy or bring home as gifts to friends and family.

Do you want to know what to buy in Singapore for your loved ones? Then continue reading below, because here’s a list of the top 10 things to buy in Singapore!


Unique & Local Kitchenware

If you’re looking for some nice locally made kitchenware or cute Singapore souvenirs, then I can recommend heading over to the design and crafts store “Supermama”. They sell unique, creative and meaningful things that make great Singapore souvenirs.

They have three different stores in Singapore, but I can recommend visiting the flagship store which is located on Beach Road.

Address:

Supermama Flagship Store
265 Beach Road
Singapore 199544
11am – 8pm Daily

Coconut Jam (Kaya)

The Singaporeans love to have their coconut jam on toast in the morning, so a jar of Kaya is the perfect gift if you want to buy a local product. This jam is made of coconut milk, sugar, eggs, and pandan leaves and is full of delicious flavors.

It’s not only used on toast for breakfast, but also as topping for desserts and cakes.

Kaya can be found in most supermarkets in Singapore, and is one of the most delicious Singapore souvenirs to buy in the city!

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Orchid Perfumes – One of the most popular Singapore Souvenirs!

Orchid is the national flower of Singapore, and in several shops, you’ll be able to find orchid-infused perfumes.

If you know someone who loves fresh flower scents, then this is a great souvenir to buy in Singapore. There are orchid perfumes for both men and women!

This is a souvenir you can have a long time and something that will remind you every other day of your trip to Singapore when you’re back home.

Traditional Music Instrument

If you know someone who loves music and instruments, then I can highly recommend buying a traditional instrument as a souvenir in Singapore. A Liuqin (Chinese four-stringed Chinese mandolin) is a nice gift to buy since it’s a portable size and easy to bring back home.

If you’re interested in buying a musical instrument, visit one of the music stores in Singapore and have a look. A recommendation is to visit Ranking Sports & Music or Music at Bras Basah Complex, which has a couple of local instruments in stock.

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Local Beer

Want to taste and buy locally produced Singaporean beer? Then I can recommend you to check out the Archipelago Brewery. This microbrewery has a long interesting story and also offers delicious beers such as their Irish Ale, Summer IPA, the Bohemian Lager, the Belgian Wit, and their new Singapore Blonde Ale with crushed calamansi and pandan leaves.

A simple but delicious Singapore souvenir!

Singapore Sling Bottle

The national drink of Singapore, the Singapore Sling, is a must-buy souvenir if you love the world-famous drink.

It was created by the bartender Ngiam Tong Boon in the Long Bar at Raffles Hotel during 1930 and has today become one of the world most popular drinks.

In Singapore, you can buy bottled versions of the Singapore Sling, and is a great souvenir to bring back home and share with your friends and family!

Singapore sling

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Orchid Jewelry

Do you want to know what to buy in Singapore for a woman? Then continue reading below!

Jewelry is a gift that’s always appreciated. I mean, who doesn’t like to get a beautiful necklace or a nice pair of earrings from someone you love. In Singapore, you can buy a unique souvenir, namely real orchids plated in 24K gold.

Other than jewelry you can buy things like card holders, brooches, and picture frames.

It truly is a unique and beautiful souvenir to buy in Singapore for someone who loves shiny things. And the fact that the orchid is the national flower of Singapore, makes this gift even more special and meaningful.

You can buy real orchid jewelry in RISIS stores at:

  • Gardens By The Bay
  • Takashimaya at Ngee Ann City Shopping Centre
  • Tangs Orchard
  • Tangs VivoCity
  • Changi Airport, Terminal 3
  • Suntec City Mall
  • National Orchid Garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens
  • The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands

Durian products

To bring a fresh durian back home isn’t something I would recommend you to do. And it’s something I don’t think you can do either since durian is not allowed to bring in to many places, including hotels, the metro, and airplanes in Singapore.

But what you can do is to buy durian products such as cookies, candies, and even durian flavored coffee.

Many people say that you either love or hate durian, so it can be fun to buy some durian products and bring back home to share with your friends and family. Will, they like it or not? It will sure be fun to find out!

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Local Snacks

If you have one of those friends that are hard to buy gifts for, and you’re thinking about what to buy in Singapore for them. Then I can recommend buying some local snacks, which is always a good souvenir to buy for someone who doesn’t need anything or simply are picky about things.

Food is something Singapore is famous for due to the different ethnicities. There are so many delicious snacks to try and bring back home to your loved ones.

The best about local snacks is that they’re delicious and cheap, which makes it possible for you to sample several snacks without breaking the bank.

If you’re looking for Chinese snacks, go to Chinatown, For Malay snacks, visit Kampong Glam. And for Indian snacks, you can go shopping in Little India.

What to buy in Singapore for a tea lover? – TWG Tea

The famous tea brand TWG tea was established in Singapore in 1837, and in 2003 they put up their first stores in Singapore. Today they have 9 different stores, which three of them are at the terminals of Changi Airport.

There are so many different tea flavors to choose from such as; Midnight Hour Tea, Love me Tea, Tea Party Tea, Weekend in Singapore Tea, and many many more!

Even though you can buy TWG Tea in the most countries in the world, it’s something special buying it from the country it originated from.

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Online Souvenirs from Singapore – What to buy in Singapore from home?

If you’re looking for some Singapore Souvenirs, but you’re already back home. Then I can highly recommend to check out the forest factory where you can buy cute Singapore souvenirs with the Merlion.

These are a little bit more creative souvenirs featuring the famous Merlion, but cannot, unfortunately, be bought in Singapore, only online.

They have everything from cute stuffed animals, phone cases, keychains, postcards, and wooden coasters that are really cute!

So if you didn’t have time for souvenir shopping in Singapore or just not enough space in your suitcase – then these are some really nice souvenirs from Singapore.

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Good to know before buying souvenirs abroad:

Buying souvenirs is a lot of fun, but it can also be damaging to the local environment. So, with that in mind, don’t buy things in Singapore that you will not use or enjoy after the trip.

A lot of people are buying souvenirs in Singapore to bring home to their relatives and family in order to let them experience the culture, and that’s a great idea. Just make sure that the products you buy aren’t causing any ecological damage.

Buying handmade souvenirs can also help the local communities and show appreciation of their art and culture. Just make sure they’re made under responsible conditions.


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