Do you love bringing gifts from your trip for your friends and family? Or do you love to buy unique souvenirs for yourself to remind you of your visit? Whichever you prefer to do, I always try to find something meaningful that really picture the place I went.
As I go to Singapore quite a lot, as do many Indonesians, I started looking for local businesses that make souvenirs that are “Singaporean”. I love to approach local businesses too. Here are some souvenir ideas and where you can get them in Singapore.
This adorable independent shop has everything loaded with cuteness, from cats earrings (I know a few friends who will totally LOVE these!) to Peranakan tiles tote bags (I have my eyes on you!). Although not all of the products here are locally made, they also provide space for local brands too so be on the look out for those. I especially love their postcards with drawings of Singapore’s neighbourhoods. Wander around this cute shop and I assure you will not leave with nothing.
231 Bain St, #02-25 Bras Basah Complex, Singapore 180231 (Bras Basah Shop)
448 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427661 (Katong Shop)
What better way to celebrate your trip to Singapore by buying a book written by a local writer. This independent book shop will make you book worms addicted by its vast collection of books. Every time I go to Singapore, I always try to make my way here. Also, this book store recently launched book vending machines – yes you read that right! You can find their cool machines at Singapore Visitor Centre, National Museum Singapore and Goodman Arts Centre.
Address: 9 Yong Siak Street Singapore 168645
Naiise is actually one of those shops that you can easily find in many malls in Singapore. However, one of the things I love most about this shop is that they sell really unique things, including local brands. The jewellery section of Naiise is especially eye catching like the earrings of Miniature Asian Chef. The earrings are of famous Singaporean dishes like Ang Ku Kueh and Curry Puff, made from clay. I am such a huge fan of her work and they truly are the representation of Singapore.
So those are my favourite places to hunt for unique Singaporean souvenirs. Where do you buy your souvenirs from?
This week’s theme: Souvenir Hunting