10 Best Souvenirs to Buy in Singapore 2024: Everyone Will Love


Do you want to take home something that is uniquely Singapore, serving as a reminder of the special moments you experienced in the country? There is a wide variety of renowned Singaporean products that you can gift to yourself or your family and friends.

For your convenience, we would like to share with you our list of the top 10 Singapore souvenirs [updated 2024] that you should consider. These include the famous Singapore Sling, the Singapore Girl perfume, the premium Gold Plated Orchid, the highly recognized TWG tea, and the delicious Bakkwa.

Let’s take a closer look below!

1. Heritage Perfumes From Singapore Memories

Singapore Girl Perfume Review
Singapore Girl Perfume Review
Image: Singapore Girl Perfume - Singapore Memories

There is no better way to bring home a little piece of Singapore with you than with orchid-infused perfumes from Singapore Memories.

The Orchid is the national flower of Singapore, and it is closely associated with this garden city. This brought inspiration to the perfume experts of Singapore Memories to research the native orchids of Singapore as well as the therapeutic orchids of Asia in their desire to bring the aroma of Singapore into the world.

The Heritage Perfumes Collection of Singapore Memories is a product of the company’s brand rejuvenation which seeks to bring back to life the long-forgotten scents of Singapore. One particular scent, the Singapore Girl, has been a popular fragrance since the 1960s that briefly stopped production in 2006. It was reintroduced in 2014 in small hand-crafted batches, retaining its original formulation with hints of citrus, lotus, water lily, and teak wood. It continues to gain popularity to this day, especially among young and modern women in Singapore.

The Singapore Memories Heritage Perfumes Collection has eight variations of female, male, and unisex fragrances that are all inspired by Singapore’s flora, history, and culture. The brand also carries a line of therapeutic scents in the form of perfumes and room fragrances.

PRICE RANGE: S$28 – S$148, depending on size.


  • Singapore Memories website
  • Signature Outlet – 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa
  • Design Orchard – 250 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238905
  • Singapore Flyer – 30 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039803
  • Marina Bay Sands Hotel @Atrium Shop – 10 Bayfront Avenue, 018956
  • Mustafa Center – 145 Syed Alwi Road Mustafa Centre, Singapore 207704

2. Singapore Sling

  • Category
    Alcoholic beverage
  • Brands
    THB Singapore Sling
  • Prices
    S$43-S$105 per pack
  • Portability
  • Best gift for
    Cocktail enthusiasts
  • The Singapore Sling is well-known as the national drink of Singapore. It was created by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at the Long Bar in Raffles Hotel during the 1930s and has since gained popularity worldwide.

    Originally, the Singapore Sling recipe consisted of gin, cherry brandy, orange juice, lime juice, and pineapple juice. However, nowadays there are numerous variations of this famous cocktail to choose from.

    Bottled versions of the Singapore Sling make excellent gifts for your loved ones.


    • THB Singapore Sling® Original Mix – Miniature Pack 2 X 40ml: S$43
    • THB Singapore Sling® Original Mix 375ml: S$63
    • THB Iconic Cocktails – Miniature Pack 7 X 40ml: S$105


    • Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar
    • Raffles Hotel’s souvenir shops
    • Changi Airport souvenir shops
    • Drink shops and supermarkets islandwide


    Image: RISIS
  • Category
    • Jewelry
    • Accessories
  • Brands
  • Prices
    From S$100
  • Portability
  • Best gift for
    • Wife/Girlfriend
    • Mother
    • Lady boss
  • If you are looking for something premium for someone special, consider gifting a gold-plated orchid.

    RISIS offers gold-plated orchid products, where real orchids are delicately plated in 24K gold.

    These stunning golden flowers are then transformed into beautiful jewelry pieces such as

    • earrings
    • pendants
    • necklaces
    • and brooches.

    Additionally, they are used to create formal corporate gifts, including

    • card and pen holders
    • display plates
    • and picture frames.

    This gift holds special significance as it showcases the national flower of Singapore, elegantly crafted into a meaningful present that embodies the spirit of the country.


    • Ascocenda Moments Necklace With Pearl (24K Yellow Gold, Pearl): S$135
    • Ascocenda Moments Earrings With Pearls (24K Yellow Gold, Pearl): S$125
    • Oncidium Coco Drop Earrings (24K Yellow Gold & Palladium, Pearl): S$198
    • Yenlin Orchid Slider Necklace With Citrine (24K Yellow Gold & Palladium, Quartz): S$280
    • Scarlet Symphony Red Agate Bracelet (24K Yellow Gold & Rhodium, Quartz): S$208
    • and many more


    RISIS @ Ion Orchard
    Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B1-13 ION Orchard, S238801
    Daily: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Phone: (+65) 6993 1998

    RISIS @ Takashimaya
    Address: Takashimaya Department Store, 391 Orchard Road, Basement 1, S238873
    Daily: 10:00 am – 9:30 pm
    Phone: (+65) 6738 2656

    RISIS @ Tangs Orchard
    Tang Plaza, 310 Orchard Road, Basement 1, S238864
    Mon to Sat: 10:30 am – 9:30 pm
    Sun: 11:00 am – 9:00pm
    Phone: (+65) 6835 2492

    @ Changi Airport Terminal 1
    Address: Discover Singapore, #02-33/34, Departure Lounge (Central), Transit Area
    Daily: 3:15 pm – 1:00 am
    Phone: (+65) 6593 1772

    @ Changi Airport Terminal 2
    Address: Discover Singapore, #02-191, Departure Lounge (Central), Transit Area
    Daily: 6:00 am – 12:00 am
    Phone: (+65) 6539 1771

    @ Changi Airport Terminal 3
    Address: Discover Singapore, #02-63, Departure Lounge (Near B Gates) Transit Area
    Daily: 6:00 am – 1:00 am
    Phone: (+65) 6539 1742

    4. TWG Teas

    TWG Tea Singapore Review
    TWG Tea Singapore Review
    Image: TWG
  • Types
    Consumable souvenirs
  • Brands
    TWG Tea
  • Prices
    From S$29
  • Portability
  • Best gift for
    • Family
    • Friends
    • Tea enthusiasts
    • Coworkers
  • To combine a memory of your trip to Singapore and a supreme taste, pay attention to TWG teas

    TWG Tea, a Singapore-based luxury teahouse chain, is synonymous with artisanal tea of exceptional quality. It boasts a diverse collection of over 1,000 exquisite teas with fine harvest varieties and exclusive blends.

    In Singapore, the standout is the Singapore Breakfast Tea, a delightful combination of green and black tea infused with ginger and orange peel.

    PRICE RANGE: S$29 – S$147 per set

    POPULAR PRODUCTS: TWG boasts over 70 tea gift sets in their collection, and here are a few of the most-loved ones.

    • 1837 Black Tea: S$29.00
    • Crème Caramel Tea: S$29.00
    • Emperor Sencha: S$29.00
    • Geisha Blossom Tea: S$29.00
    • Magic Flute Tea: S$29.00
    • Chocolate Earl Grey: S$44.00
    • Haute Couture Tea: S$46.00
    • Midnight Hour Tea: S$46.00
    • Singapore Breakfast Tea: S$46.00
    • Black Magic Set: S$147.00

    WHERE TO BUY: You can find TWG stores at

    • Changi Airport
    • Marina Bay Sands
    • Republic Plaza
    • ION Orchard
    • Takashimaya

    among other locations.

    5. Bakkwa (BBQ Meat)

    Bee Cheng Hiang Bakwa Souvenirs
    Bee Cheng Hiang Bakwa Souvenirs
    Image: Bee Cheng Hiang
  • Category
    Local delights
  • Brands
    • Bee Cheng Hiang • Fragrance Foodstuff • Kim Joo Guan • Lim Chee Guan
  • Prices
    From S$68 per kg
  • Portability
  • Best gift for
    • Family • Friends • Co-workers
  • Bakwa, also known as “barbecued meat” or “Chinese jerky,” is a popular snack in Singapore. It is typically made from marinated and grilled strips of meat, often pork, that are then dried and sliced into thin pieces.

    Bakwa is known for its sweet and savory flavors, as well as its chewy and tender texture. Bakwa comes in various flavors, including

    • original
    • spicy
    • garlic
    • and black pepper.

    Traditionally, bakwa was consumed during festive occasions like Chinese New Year, but it has now become a year-round snack enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

    People often give and receive it as a gift or use it as an offering during visits to family and friends. It has become a symbol of good luck and prosperity.

    AVAILABLE PRODUCTS: Here are a few examples of bakwa products from the Vacuum Packed series by Bee Cheng Hiang:

    • Sliced Pork 280g: $27.00
    • Sliced Pork 480g: $44.00
    • Sliced Chicken 280g: $27.00
    • Sliced Beef 280g: $33.00
    • Mini EZ Chilli Pork: $27.00 – $90.00
    • Mini EZ Chicken: $25.80 – $86.00
    • Mini EZ Chicken SG Series: $25.00


    6. Kaya (Coconut Jam)

    Image: Ya Kun
  • Category
    Edible gift
  • Top Brands
    • Ya Kun Kaya Toast
    • Chin Mee Chin
    • Killiney Kopitiam
    • Fairprice
    • Heavenly Wang
  • Prices
    S$3.30-S$13 per jar
  • Portability
  • Best gift for
    Food enthusiasts
  • Kaya is a sweet and creamy coconut jam that is commonly enjoyed on toast or as a topping for several desserts and cakes. It is made from a few simple ingredients, including coconut milk, eggs, sugar, and pandan leaves, which give it a distinct green color and a fragrant aroma.

    Kaya jam is often served as part of a traditional Singaporean breakfast known as kaya toast. This delicious dish consists of toasted bread generously spread with kaya jam and slathered with a thick slice of butter.

    Kaya toast is commonly enjoyed with a cup of hot tea or coffee and has become a beloved staple in many Singaporean coffee shops and breakfast spots.

    Kaya spread is available in jars for you to bring home.


    • Killiney Handmade Kaya 280g: S$6.80
    • Killiney Eggless Kaya: S$9.50
    • Ya Kun Kaya 290g: S$6.30
    • BreadTalk Nyonya Kaya 100g: S$3.60
    • Glory Nyonya Kaya 400g: S$3.70
    • FairPrice Kaya 410g: S$3.30
    • Heavenly Wang Kaya 270g: S$3.93
    • Tong Heng Nyonya Kaya 280g: S$7.20
    • Violet Oon’s Artisanal Kaya 270g: S$13


    • Ya Kun Kaya Toast shops islandwide
    • Changi Airport souvenir shops
    • Supermarkets islandwide

    7. Laksa Paste

    Laksa Paste
    Laksa Paste
    Image: Ayam Brand
  • Category
    Edible gift
  • Top brands
    • Killiney Kopitiam
    • New Moon
    • Golden Chef
    • Sing Long
    • Prima Taste
  • Prices
    From S$1.60 per pack
  • Portability
  • Best gift for
    Food enthusiasts
  • Besides bakkwa and kaya, Laksa Paste is another edible gift that leaves recipients wanting more.

    Laksa is a traditional Peranakan noodle soup, originating from a fusion of Chinese and Malay cooking styles. The tantalizing soup is made with ingredients such as coconut milk, prawn paste, lemongrass, and laksa leaves.

    To provide convenience for visitors to take home, the laksa soup base is frozen and sold as a ready-to-cook paste.


    • New Moon Singapore Laksa Paste 100g: S$2.50
    • Golden Chef Laksa Paste 220g: S$5.30
    • Sing Long Singapore Laksa 120g: S$1.60
    • Prima Taste Laksa Paste 80g: S$2.22
    • Dancing Chef Laksa Paste 100g: S$2.87
    • Heavenly Wang Laksa Paste 250g: S$3.89
    • Tungsan Laksa Paste 1kg: S$8.75
    • Killiney Laksa Paste 250g: S$8.80


    • Changi Airport souvenir shops
    • Supermarkets islandwide

    8. Singaporean Textiles and Fabrics

    Image: Brighton Accessories House

    You will find Singaporean textiles and fabrics in various shapes, designs, and sizes. These encompass table covers, carpets, the eye-appealing outfit, and more. And how best to remind yourself about a trip to Singapore than by having some of those?

    But, if you look for a truly exceptional souvenir from Merlion City, search for batik garments and textiles. The easiest way to recognize those is through intricate patterns adorning the material.

    Also, batik items are very comfortable to wear, which is why they feature a National Wear status in the island nation. Silk, cotton, and linen shirts for men and skirts and dresses for women are common batik-made clothing you should check out.

    As for other textile types, you can find a variety of goods in many locations. They may correspond to Malay, Peranakan, or other cultures whose members reside in the Garden City. Laces, ribbons, bands, and zips are just a few among many products that will put you to sweet torments while shopping.

    PRICE RANGE: From S$10 to S$1,000 depending on the product type.

    WHERE TO BUY: Arab Street in Kampong Glam and Serangoon Road in Little India are some best places in Singapore to shop for textiles. Also, you will find many stores selling fabrics in Chinatown.

    9. Souvenirs with Miniature Merlion

    Merlion Souvenir
    Merlion Souvenir
    Image: Abstract Gourmet
  • Category
    • Souvenir Merchandise
    • Home Decor
    • Local Delicacies
  • Prices
    From S$2.00 per item
  • Portability
  • Best gift for
  • Merlion mascot, a unique man-made creature with the head of a lion and the body of a fish, is the famous national icon of Singapore. The lion head represents Singapore’s original name, Singapura, which means “lion city” and the fish body reveals Singapore’s origin as a fishing village.

    AVAILABLE PRODUCTS: Souvenirs with miniature Merlion are available at all souvenir shops in Singapore, and thus you can choose among a myriad of products such as

    • key chains
    • fridge magnets
    • snow globes
    • picture frames
    • can openers
    • lighters
    • cigarette boxes
    • ashtrays
    • coasters
    • Merlion statuettes
    • Merlion-shaped chocolate and sweet.

    WHERE TO BUY: All souvenir shops nationwide, including

    10. Singapore Pressed Pennies

    Singapore Pressed Pennies
    Singapore Pressed Pennies
    Image: PennyCollector

    Pressed pennies are also amazing souvenirs to add to your coin collections or give your friends after a wonderful trip to Singapore. For those who hear it the first time, pressed pennies, also known as elongated coins, are coins that have been elongated and engraved with iconic designs to create memorable souvenir tokens.

    In Singapore, automatic penny flattening machines are placed at popular tourist destinations for visitors to make their own pressed penny souvenirs.

    PRICE: S$2.00 per penny


    • Universal Studios Singapore
    • Resorts World Sentosa
    • Gardens By The Bay gift shop
    • Singapore Zoo
    • Jurong Bird Park
    • Singapore Botanic Gardens
    • National Museum of Singapore
    • Singapore Coins and Notes Museum
    • Suntec City Mall

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