The 8 Best Souvenirs to Buy in Singapore

  • The 8 Best Souvenirs to Buy in Singapore

Do you want to bring home something “uniquely Singapore” to be reminded of special moments you have experienced in Singapore? There is a wide variety of Singapore famed products that you can gift yourselves or your family and friends.

For your best convenience, we would share the 8 best Singapore souvenirs that you should consider, including the famous Singapore Sling, the premium Gold Plated Orchid, and the delicious Bakkwa.

See also: The 5 Best Places to buy Budget Souvenirs in Singapore

See also: 10 Best Souvenirs to Buy in Bangkok

1. Orchid Perfumes from Singapore Memories

  • Orchid Perfumes from Singapore Memories Image: Singapore Memories

As orchid is the national flower of Singapore, it would make sense to purchase an orchid-infused perfume as a souvenir for your loved ones!

By carefully crafting exquisite aromas using a blend of native orchid varieties, Singapore Memories perfectly captures the scent of Singapore in elegant bottles. Featuring male, female, and unisex fragrances, their beautiful collection with captivating names like Aranda 1965, One Degree North, Orchids By The Bay, The Orient and Vanda 1981 promises to please anyone with the right scent that suits their personal taste.

They say smell can trigger the strongest memories. Keep your memory of Singapore alive with one of these perfumes, and share with your family and friends.

PRICE RANGE: $28 – $168, depending on size.

WHERE TO BUY:

  • Isetan – 350 Orchard Road, Singapore 238868
  • Megafash flagship store – Tower 2 #01-488/490 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
  • Marina Bay Cruise Center – 61 Marina Coastal Drive, S018947
  • Naiise – Several Locations
  • Sentosa Fun Shops – (Few Locations)
  • Singapore Visitor Center- 216 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway@Emerald, S238898
  • Singapore Memories website

2. Singapore Sling

  • Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling is well known as the national drink of Singapore, created by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar in the 1930s and has become popular worldwide so far.

Originally, this Singapore Sling simply included gin, cherry brandy, orange juice, lime juice, and pineapple juice but now there are numerous recipes for you to choose from with this famous cocktail. Its bottled versions are certainly a great gift for your loved ones.

PRICE RANGE: From S$30.00

WHERE TO BUY

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

3. Gold Plated Orchid from RISIS

  • Gold Plated Orchid from RISIS Image: Gold Plated Orchid from RISIS

If you are looking for something premium for someone special, just think of a plated orchid.

Gold plated orchid products from RISIS are real orchids plated in 24K gold. Those golden flowers are then used to make beautiful jewelleries like earrings, pendants, necklaces, and brooches, as well as formal corporate gifts such as card and pen holders, display plates, and picture frames.

This gift is special because, once again, the national flower of Singapore is exquisitely made into a meaningful gift that show off the spirit of Singapore.

PRICE RANGE: From S$60.00 onwards

WHERE TO BUY:
RISIS stores at

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

4. Bakkwa (BBQ Meat)

  • Bakkwa (BBQ Meat) Image: Bakkwa (BBQ Meat)

Among popular Singapore souvenirs, Bakkwa is an edible gift that you can buy for your relatives and friends. Bakkwa is often made from pork, or beef which are well marinated with sugar, soy sauce and spices, and grilled over charcoal. This barbecued sliced meat dish is a favorite snack of locals and it has become a traditional gift that our Singaporeans give parents and friends on Chinese New Year festival.

PRICE RANGE: From S$45.00 per kg

WHERE TO BUY

5. Souvenirs with Miniature Merlion

  • Souvenirs with Miniature Merlion Image: Abstract Gourmet

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.

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, chocolate and sweet.

PRICE RANGE: From S$2.00 per item

WHERE TO BUY: All souvenir shops nationwide

6. Kaya (Coconut Jam)

  • Kaya (Coconut Jam) Image: Ya Kun

Kaya toast is widely recognized as a national breakfast dish of Singaporeans, in which the toasted bread is filled with butter and kaya, a jam made from eggs, sugar, coconut milk, and pandan leaves. This flavourful jam is also used as a topping for several desserts and cakes. You can buy kaya jars at most supermarkets in Singapore.

PRICE RANGE: From S$5.00 to S$10.00 per jar

WHERE TO BUY

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

7. Laksa Paste

  • Laksa Paste Image: Ayam Brand

Besides bakkwa and kaya, Laksa Paste is another edible gift that makes recipients want to have more. Laksa is a traditional Peranakan noodle soup, originally created by mixing Chinese and Malay styles of cooking, in which the mouth-watering soup is made of coconut milk, prawn paste, lemongrass, and laksa leaves. To make it convenient for visitors to bring home, laksa soup base is frozen and sold as ready-to-cook paste.

PRICE RANGE: From S$5.00 to S$10.00

WHERE TO BUY

  • Changi Airport souvenir shops
  • Supermarkets islandwide

8. Souvenirs from Now & Then

  • Souvenirs from Now & Then Image: Now & Then

If you are looking for a nostalgic gift to bring back from Singapore, don’t look past the high-quality souvenirs from Now & Then.

As the company name would suggest, their products are infused with the beauty of Singapore in the past and the present. Iconic architecture like the House of Tan Teng Niah, Little India Arcade, National Gallery, Singapore Arts Museum and Marina Bay Sands lives vibrantly in their mugs, Peranakan/Iconic cubes, magnets, tapestry and mementos.

Together with those, Peranakan art which holds the country’s history and culture is also incorporated in with a mission to remind us of the beautiful time we had in Singapore.

PRICE GUIDE:

  • Mugs: $18.60 per item
  • Peranakan/Iconic cubes: $12 per item
  • Magnets: $10 per set of 6 items
  • Memento display plates: $27 per item
  • Umbrellas: $17 per item
  • Ball pens: $17 per item
  • Notebooks: $17 per item
  • Mousepads: $9.90
  • Bags: $19.90
  • Scarves: $49

WHERE TO BUY:
Available in over 50 outlets throughout Singapore at tourist places and department stores, including:

  • Area 65 @ Suntec City
  • Asian Civilisation Museum
  • Chinatown Visitor Centre
  • Commune Life @ IMM & Millenia Walk
  • DFS Singapore Cruise Centre Harbourfront & Tanah Merah
  • Embassy Alliance Travel @ The Esplanade (The Walking Singapore)
  • Isetan Scotts
  • Klosh @ Jewel Changi Airport, Junction 8 & Tiong Bahru Plaza
  • Lagadere Travel Retail Pte Ltd – Changi Airport Terminal 4
  • Marina Bay Sands @ CÉ LA VI
  • Mount Faber Amber Galleria, Cable Car Station
  • National Museum of Singapore
  • Sentosa Merlion Shop
  • Singapore Botanic Gardens @ Nassim Gate & Orchid Centre
  • Singapore Flyer

Online store: https://nowandthen.sg/

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