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Marina Bay

Yellow Line Stop 2

Brown Line Stop 15

(Bus Stop 02061, Raffles Ave)

The Marina Bay area is a lovely area, one of the most beautiful parts in Singapore. Start your journey from Suntec city (the starting point for all 4 routes), walk along the F1 racing track, up the Benjamin Sheares Bridge and you will reach Marina Bay Sands.

From Marina Bay Sands, you can either head to Gardens By the Bay or the Merlion Park where you must not miss out on the chance to take a picture with the iconic Merlion! Continue your walk along the Jubilee Bridge and you will reach the Esplanade. From here, you can hop onto the bus at Esplanade Stop (Stop No. 2 of the blue line and Stop No. 2 of the brown line).

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay

With over 3,000 performances a year, Esplanade is Singapore’s national performing arts centre where you can catch a free performance every single night of the week. Complete your experience at Esplanade Mall, featuring fine dining to casual eateries and an eclectic retail mix.

Enjoy the breathtaking view of Marina bay from the Esplanade Rooftop Terrace while you sip on a cocktail, or explore the lush greenery of the Forecourt Garden with its 26 different plant species while the kids play at PIP’s PLAYbox.

Gardens By The Bay

Gardens By The Bay

Aiming to capture the essence of Singapore as the premier tropical Garden City, Gardens by the Bay consists of three lush gardens overlooking Marina Bay. It does a magnificent job at showcasing the best of tropical horticulture and garden artistry. Admire the breathtaking views, which range from ever-changing flower displays and unique plants, to recreated mist-veiled mountainous regions, filled with rare plants and the world’s largest indoor waterfall. The nearest Hop-on stop is the Marina Bay Sands.

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Zero Latency

Located in Suntec City Mall, the 2,200 sq-ft Zero Latency is the largest free-roaming, multiplayer virtual reality gaming arena in Singapore and regarded as one of the world’s best virtual reality gaming experiences. Imagine stepping into an alternative world. Featuring state-of-the-art, award-winning technology, players don on wireless VR headsets and military-style backpacks to enter a 360-degree interactive universe to battle zombies, aliens, killer robots and rogue drones. Stay in constant communication to strategize, call for backup and ultimately compete for the highest score!

Singapore Flyer

Singapore Flyer

Besides the amazing view from the world’s largest observation wheel, check out Flight Experience, XD Theater, Singapore Food Trail – a one stop shop for local favorites. With the 1960s themed décor and ambience, you can also have a glimpse of what Singapore hawkers were like back then. For the tired feet, there is Kenko Reflexology and Fish Spa. Can you imagine anything more relaxing after all the walking then little fish nibbling at your toes and acu-meridian massages?

Satay By The Bay

Satay By The Bay

Situated in the midst of the luscious surroundings of Gardens By The Bay, this is the perfect place to sample local cuisine like satay, barbecue seafood, chilli crab and popular hawker food like fried hokkien noodle, roti prata, popiah, rojak, fried carrot cake and more. From afar you can smell the aroma of of all these delicious food beckoning you so be prepared to be really full after this visit!

Marina Bay Sands

Marina Bay Sands

Easily recognizable by its three tall cascading hotel towers, Marina Bay Sands is a must visit. While here, check out its luxury retail brands, celebrity chefs restaurants, amazing view from the Sky Park, well photographed infinity pool or simply dance among the stars at CÉ LA VI. And don’t forget South East Asia’s largest light and water show, free nightly weather permitting. Sun – Thu at 8pm and 9.30pm. Fri & Sat at 8pm, 9.30pm and 11pm.

Sands SkyPark Observation

Sands SkyPark Observation

Capture the moment of a lifetime at the stunning Sands Skypark public observation deck. Drink in the panoramic vistas of stunning Marina Bay, the world-class cityscape, the architectural wonders of Supertree Grove, and the vibrant colours of Gardens by the Bay. From Marina South Pier all the way out to the Singapore Straits, observe the bustling shipping lanes that have built Singapore’s rich multicultural history.

Look out for the National Gallery Singapore on your left as the SIA Hop-on Bus drives along the Padang. The Gallery houses the world’s largest collection of modern Southeast Asian art.

Orchard Road

Yellow Line Stop 15 – Marriot Hotel

(Bus Stop 09047, Orchard Road)

 

Your quest to cover every inch of Orchard Road shopping belt begins at Orchard Hotel (Yellow Line Stop 14). Walk to Shaw House where you can get Japanese brands at Isetan Departmental Store. Head towards TANGS, the iconic department store which is the oldest home-bred department store in Singapore. Well known for local designer brands and its home & market section. If you want to jump into the thick of action, hop off at Marriott Hotel (Yellow Line Stop 15) and cross the road towards ION Orchard. A trip to Orchard Road is not complete without visiting shopping malls such as Wisma Atria, Ngee Ann City (Takashimaya) and Paragon.

Continue your walk down to 313@Somerset and Orchard Central, with Orchard Gateway as a convenient connecting mall between the two. One key feature of Orchard Gateway is the Library@Orchard, with creative spaces like the wavelike shelves for visitors to explore. Just across the road is Emerald Hill, a colourful street known for historical Peranakan architecture and antique shops. Several of the shophouses along Emerald Hill have been converted into bars. For a short sightseeing stop, continue your walk down Orchard Road and you will reach The Istana, the official residence of the President of Singapore. However, it is open to the public only on Public Holidays.

Library@Orchard

Library@Orchard

Conveniently located at Orchard Gateway, Library@Orchard has it’s focus on lifestyle, design and the applied arts. Divided into The Studio and The Loft, it is set to spoil visitors with its vast array of programmes and reading choices. With a collection of approximately 100, 000 titles, designated display areas and 3 programme zones, the library serves both as a community space and a contemplative cavern.

BOUNCE Singapore

BOUNCE Singapore

BOUNCE Singapore is the largest indoor trampoline park in Singapore; a massive warehouse of wall-to-wall trampolines and obstacles. Besides trampolines, BOUNCE Singapore also has a multitude of other activities like trampoline dodgeball, Slam dunk, X-Park (a Ninja Warrior obstacle course) and more. Being right in the heart of Orchard  Road, makes it the ideal place to drop kids off while you go shopping!

Metro Singapore

Metro Singapore

This brand has its humble beginnings as a familiar and beloved local brand, serving Singaporeans. It soon evolved over the years to be an iconic Singapore brand with a strong footprint in Indonesia. Visit this proudly homegrown brand located at the heart of Orchard Road – Metro Centrepoint and Metro Paragon, the flagship store. You’ll be spoilt for choice with the array of international brands, including fashion and beauty available in this department store.

The Istana

The Istana

The Istana is the official residence and office of the President of Singapore. Meaning “palace” in Malay, it is where the President receives and entertains state guests. Stroll across the road to the Istana Park to witness the centrepiece of the park, a 26m long Festival Arch rising from a rectangular reflecting pool with slow, flowing water. Or simply chill out and enjoy the many floral displays there.

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Build-A-Bear Workshop

Right at the end of Orchard Road and in Plaza Singapura, Build-A-Bear Workshop is a beary special place where new friendships are brought to life. They welcome guests into their playful world and connect with them through every part of the bear-making experience from making a wish on their new furry friends heart to giving it a name on the birth certificate and a cub condo to go home in. Parents know their stores as a place where the whole family can have fun at an affordable price. Kids love the latest and greatest furry friends and fashions. They have fun together sharing smiles and creating lifetime memories.

Nankai Crocodile

Nankai Crocodile

For a wide selection of bags made from skins like python, ostrich, crocodile and lizard, check out Nankai Crocodile.

Arium Collection

Arium Collection

Born out of a love for simplicity and elegance, Arium Collection is a high-end costume jewellery brand headquartered in Singapore. Founded by Designer and Creative Director Julie Kim, Arium Collection offers the modern, global-minded woman exquisite jewellery that is created to enhance her natural beauty.

Speaking on how Arium Collection is set apart from the masses, Julie said that their aesthetic of clean lines and intricate details gives the wearer a heightened sense of boldness to bring forth their true self, enhancing her natural beauty rather than concealing or distracting from it.

Every piece is made with high quality brass plated in 100% 16K gold, rose gold, or original rhodium with accents in superior cubic zirconia. Also, they only use non-allergenic – lead and nickel free, with surgical-grade titanium earring pins.

Natureland @ Orchard Point

Natureland @ Orchard Point

Walking the whole day from mall to mall lugging your shopping can be really tiring and if you have some time, take a break and treat yourself an amazing massage at the award winning spa.

IN GOOD COMPANY

IN GOOD COMPANY

This is a great shop to find well-made stylish outfit for the whole family. Made in Singapore, well designed and well made, this is perfect as a gift as well as for yourself. There is also a little cafe inside the store to re-energise for more shopping!

If you have just less than a day to explore the area, we recommend that you walk on the side of Orchard Road where ION Orchard is. On weekends, you will see buskers on the wide pavement, which adds to the bustling and joyful atmosphere of shoppers in anticipation of the next great find.

Little India

Red Line Stop 2

(Bus Stop 07031, Tekka Centre)

 

Stop here and walk around immersing yourself in the rich culture and take some instagram worthy pictures. Serangoon Road is the main thoroughfare describing Little India.

Around the bus stop, you will find Tekka Centre, the Tekka Mall and the Little India Arcade. And if you are not feeling too hot, try some Indian curry! Most of the stalls selling food taste good and are reasonably priced.

Temples

Temples

There are a few temples that you may come across while strolling along Little India. The Sri Veeramakaliaman Temple in Serangoon Road is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali, while the Sakya Muni Gaya Buddhist Temple in Race Course Road features a 15-meter high statue of a seated Buddha and the staff at the counter would be happy to help with some fortune telling (small donation expected).

Indian Heritage Centre

Indian Heritage Centre

Walk to Campbell Lane and you will find the Indian Heritage Centre. The building itself is a unique and sustainable architecture that blends both traditional Indian and modern architectural elements. Inside, its thematic galleries showcase the diverse stories of the various groups within Singapore’s Indian community, and their rich links with the global Indian diaspora.

Mustafa Centre

Mustafa Centre

But if bargain shopping is what you are looking for, head to Mustafa Centre along Syed Alwi Road. Consider the retail hub in the area, it opens 24 hours daily. Here you will probably find everything, from jewelry and household appliances to a supermarket, and a variety of other products such as books, DVDs, watches, electronic goods, footwear and clothing. Yes, almost everything under the sun!

Chinatown

Red Line Stop 10

Brown Line Stop 5

(Bus Stop 05189, South Bridge Road)

 

Chinatown is known to the locals as Niu Che Shui (牛车水), which literally translates to ‘bullock cart water’, and generally covers the areas around Tanjong Pagar, Bukit Pasoh, Telok Ayer and especially Kreta Ayer, where the main bulk of excitement can be found.

The bus stops right in front of the Sri Mariamman Temple, and where a little distance away you may find chanting monks at the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum. Facing the front of the temple is Chinatown Complex, the biggest hawker centre in Singapore.

Chinatown Food Street

Chinatown Food Street

Located on Smith Street, Chinatown Food Street offers specialty dishes from the Chinese dialects in Singapore. You can find street hawker stalls, shophouse restaurants and adhoc street kiosks, decked out in al-fresco dining fashion and contained within a high-ceiling canopy shelter with an internal spot cooling system. Rain or shine, you are assured of uninterrupted indulgence as you tuck into the culinary pleasures. Opens daily from 11am to 11pm.

Chinatown Heritage Centre

Chinatown Heritage Centre

Catch a glimpse of the area’s history at the Chinatown Heritage Centre. Housed within three beautifully-restored shophouses along Pagoda Street, the centre is designed to closely resemble the living quarters of Chinatown’s residents in the 1950s. Pictures, stories and historical artefacts help to showcase the lives of these settlers as they struggled to make ends meet during the early years of Singapore as a budding port.

Ann Siang Hill

Ann Siang Hill

Cross over to Maxwell Road and head towards Ann Siang Hill and Club Street where beautifully refurbished shophouses line the narrow streets. Many of these shophouses have been transformed to trendy bars, cosy restaurants and chic boutiques. At night, Club Street is closed to traffic so that you can have a wonderful party atmosphere with the festive sounds of merry making.

Chinatown Tour: Footprints of our Forefathers

Every Saturday morning, FREE from 10am to 12pm, meeting point @ Chinatown Visitor Centre (besides Buddha Tooth Relic Temple). To book a slot, email www.wwalks.com/contact.

Boat Quay

Yellow Line Stop 9

(Bus Stop 05029, South Bridge Road)

 

From the Boat Quay bus stop, walk a little way to Boat Quay and take pictures of the preserved shop houses along the Singapore River. Godowns about 150 years ago, they are today restaurants and pubs frequented by yuppies that work at Raffles Place. Circular Road, the road just behind Boat Quay, has recently been cleaned up and is now a posh and dining hotspot for trendy hipsters and families.

If you’d like to take a break before venturing on, drop by Sabaai Sabaai  for a traditional Thai massage.

Clarke Quay

Yellow Line Stop 6

(Bus Stop 04211, River Valley Road)

 

Take a stroll in a westerly direction along the river and you will reach Clarke Quay in about half hour. It is a nice walk with lots of photo opportunities but if you are tired, hop on the bus at Boat Quay again and get off three stops later. Comprising of five beautifully restored 19th century waterfront godowns, its multi-colored illuminated canopy creates a cosmopolitan ambience in a traditional and historical setting. Today, Clarke Quay is a kaleidoscope of restaurants, bars and entertainment spots, making it popular day and night destination for locals and tourists.

Check out these F&B outlets offering special deals for SIA Boarding Pass holders, KrisFlyer and PPS Club members – the renowned Harry’s Bar and dining for American food and booze, Café Iguana (at Riverside Point, about 10 mins walk from Clarke Quay) for amazing margaritas. If you are after just food glorious food, then head over to JUMBO Seafood, also housed in Riverside Point.

Clarke Quay

Yellow Line Stop 6

(Bus Stop 04211, River Valley Road)

 

Take a stroll in a westerly direction along the river and you will reach Clarke Quay in about half hour. It is a nice walk with lots of photo opportunities but if you are tired, hop on the bus at Boat Quay again and get off three stops later. Comprising of five beautifully restored 19th century waterfront godowns, its multi-colored illuminated canopy creates a cosmopolitan ambience in a traditional and historical setting. Today, Clarke Quay is a kaleidoscope of restaurants, bars and entertainment spots, making it popular day and night destination for locals and tourists.

Check out these F&B outlets offering special deals for SIA Boarding Pass holders, KrisFlyer and PPS Club members – the renowned Harry’s Bar and dining for American food and booze, Café Iguana (at Riverside Point, about 10 mins walk from Clarke Quay) for amazing margaritas. If you are after just food glorious food, then head over to JUMBO Seafood, also housed in Riverside Point.

Visit the area in the evening for the best experience. Have dinner along the Singapore River at one of the many restaurants at Clarke Quay while watching the sunset, and stop by the pubs to have a drink or two.

Arab Street / Kampong Glam

Blue Line Stop 6 – Arab Street

(Bus Stop 01211, Victoria Street)

 

This is a quaint little area filled with quirky shops, trendy cafes and graffiti walls, which make great photos backdrops. Hop off at Village Hotel Bugis (Red Line Stop 15) and walk towards Haji Lane which is a tiny lane filled with cute shops. Be sure to look out for obscure doorways between these shops with staircases leading to the shops on the upper levels as well!

Right next to Haji Lane is Arab Street (Red Line Stop 5) home to lovely traditional shops selling silk, Persian rugs, batik and even organic perfumes.

Here, you will also find the golden home of the Sultan Mosque, a major landmark and congregation point for Muslims. Walk along Kandahar Street to the Malay Heritage Centre, once the residence to the Sultan of Singapore.

Sultan Mosque

Sultan Mosque

Bussorah Street is a street mall with cute shops and its where you can get a good picture of the Sultan Mosque, which is located along Muscat Street. Also known as Masjid Sultan, the building dates back to 1824. With its massive golden dome and impressive prayer hall that can accommodate up to 5000 people in mass prayer, it is perhaps the must-see attraction in Kampong Glam.

Malay Heritage Centre

Malay Heritage Centre

Walk along Kandahar Street and discover the culture and heritage of our local Malays at the Malay Heritage Centre, once the residence to the Sultanate of Singapore over 170 years ago. Along the way, you will find interesting shops and restaurants, like The Rich and Good cake shop, famous for their Swiss rolls. Then for a good cup of coffee and yummy cakes, go to Artistry at Jln Pinang about 5 minutes walk away.

Malay Heritage Centre

So Gelam Market

Check out Baghdad Street for their monthly weekend market called So Gelam Market. The street will be lined with colorful tents, fairy lights and buntings will have a variety of stalls selling artisanal products, cooked food, drinks and snacks. Look out for surprise performances and traditional games at the lawn facing the iconic Sultan Mosque.

Check out their Instagram or Facebook page @sogelammarket for the latest updates.

Tired from walking? Head over to Baghdad Street to have a quick sweet treat to re-energize you. The chendol soft serve at Overrun gives a modern twist to the traditional chendol dessert and is a delicious snack option to beat the heat. Also check out their neighbouring shop, Julie Bakes, a halal cake shop that tastefully incorporates traditional Asian flavours for a unique touch to the western dessert.

Museums & Architectural Appreciation

Blue Line Stop 3 – National Museum

(Bus Stop 04121, Stamford Road) or

Brown Line Stop 14 – National Gallery

(Bus Stop 02181, Parliament Place)

 

For museum buffs and anyone who loves old beautiful buildings, you have a choice of stopping at the National Museum (Blue Line Stop 3) or the National Gallery Singapore (Brown Line Stop 14).

If you alight at the National Museum, both Armenian Street and Fort Canning Park are just a stone throw away.

If you alight at the National Gallery, you can also check out Lim Bo Seng Memorial, Victoria Theatre and the Asian Civilisation Museum. Here you can take good pictures of Boat Quay or have a selfie taken with Sir Stamford Raffles.

National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore

Re-opened in December 2006 after a three-year redevelopment but with a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum. Its galleries adopt cutting-edge and multi-perspective ways of presenting history and culture to redefine conventional museum experience. A cultural and architectural landmark in Singapore, the Museum hosts innovative festivals and events all year round in addition to presenting thought-provoking exhibitions involving critically important collections of artefacts.

Peranakan Museum

Armenian Street

Armenian Street borrowed its name from the nearby Armenian Church. This street also houses the Singapore Philatelic Museum, the Peranakan Museum and Singapore’s first independent contemporary arts centre – The Substation. Also not to be missed is CHIJMES, which is situated along Bras Basah Road and used to be the Convent of the Holy Infant Jesus, but is now home to many restaurants, cafes and bars.

Singapore Art Museum

Singapore Art Museum

Housed in a restored 19th century mission school, it opened its doors in 1996 as the first art museum in Singapore. It now focuses on international contemporary art practices, specialising in Singapore and Southeast Asia, and has built one of the world’s most important public collections of Southeast Asian contemporary artworks. Like the region itself, contemporary art from Singapore and Southeast Asia is diverse, dynamic and multifaceted, possessing its own distinctive aesthetics and artistic traditions shaped by different approaches to art-making and practices.

Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park

Fort Canning Park is an iconic hilltop landmark that has witnessed many of Singapore’s historical milestones. Tour the Battlebox to discover the true causes of the Fall of Singapore. Today, the park is a regular venue for festival celebrations and theatre productions. If you are lucky, you might catch Shakespeare in the Park or Ballet Under the Stars. A must-see for its ancient artefacts and lush greenery.

Asian Civilisation Museum

Asian Civilisation Museum

The Asian Civilisations Museum is devoted to preserving the cultural heritage of Asia and seeks to promote a better appreciation of the rich history that has created Singapore’s multi-ethnic society. It explores art that blends different ideas, as a means of achieving understanding that encompasses different religions, languages, and creative forms. The Asian Civilisations Museum is also a winner of the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Award for Museums for 2014 and 2015.

National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore

Housed within two national monuments, the former Supreme Court and City Hall, is the National Gallery Singapore. Officially opened on 24 Nov 2015, it oversees the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art, consisting of over 8,000 artworks. With a combined floor area of 64,000 sqm, it is both the largest visual arts venue and the largest museum in Singapore.

When you are visiting National Gallery Singapore, don’t forget to check out the museum shop inside, Gallery & Co. This shop fuses art and design into a curated retail experience spanning books, design collectibles and prints, homeware, fashion, and children’s products that you will definitely want to take home!

Souvenirs To Bring Home

Kopi Time

Kopi Time

Have fond memories of drinking Singapore’s famous kopi when you use this old-fashioned kopitiam mug and saucer (S$22.80/dozen).

Available at Sia Huat, Temple Street.

Terrific Ceramic

Terrific Ceramic

This celadon soap dish, part of Banyan Tree’s Joaquim Star Collection, will look good in any bathroom or as a jewellery dish on the vanity table. Celadon soap dish, S$30.

Available at The Heritage Collection by Banyan Tree, National Museum.

A Titbit from the Past

A Titbit from the Past

Having grown up in a place other than Singapore doesn’t mean you can’t have a taste of most current adults’ childhoods here. Traditional biscuits such as the aptly named Gem Biscuit were dispensable to true old-boys and old-girls’ childhoods in our lands. While it is indeed true that these traditional biscuits have slowly become rarer and rarer on our sunny shores, you can still get these old-skool treats from various stores all over Singapore which still retain these sweet memories of the past.

Available at markets around Singapore, Biscuit King, Casuarina Road and Heavenly Wang, Changi Airport.

One for the Road

One for the Road

No authentic Singaporean experience is really complete without a trip to the iconic kopitiam, which is coffee shop in Singlish, the word stemming from Hokkien and Teochew origins. What’s next, then, after your kopi-O or siew dai fix in these quaint little coffee shops? Bring a taste of Singapore home with these old-skool kopitiam mugs. Top it all off by filling these cups up with kopi brewed from our local brands of instant 3-in-1 coffee, sold in packets available at any supermarket or hypermarket.

Available at the souvenir shops of Asian Civilisations Museum and National Museum of Singapore.

Talk the Walk

Talk the Walk

What better way to experience the Singaporean way of life than to speak the Singaporean way of English? This useful guidebook, affordable for under 10 SGD, comes with humorous comics to make learning Singlish a breeze, a fun and succinct to thoroughly enjoy your stay here. Better still, you might be able to successfully haggle for goods with your newly-acquired command of the language! Don’t worry, you probably won’t forget how to speak standard English lah.

Available at Books Kinokuniya located at Ngee Ann City, Liang Court, Bugis Junction and Jem.

For Those With Green Fingers

For Those With Green Fingers

Has affection for the plants at the Botanic Gardens taken root in your heart? If so, why not purchase one of the Plantlets to take a piece of the Gardens home with you? In fact, you can even grow Singapore’s national flower yourself if you purchase the Papilionanthe (Vanda) Miss Joaquim Plantlet! You’ll be able to admire your favourite botanical beauties – not from afar, but right in your home where the heart is. Best of all, you’ll get to revel in the satisfaction of knowing that you grew it yourself!

Available at Gardens Shop, Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Spread Some Love

Spread Some Love

Bring home memories of traditional Singaporean breakfasts with a jar or three of Ya Kun Kaya jam, a sweet creamy spread made from coconut milk, eggs and flavoured by pandan leaves and sugar. Spread on toast and smile as the day becomes even better! Ya Kun Kaya jam, less than S$10/jar.

Available at Ya Kun Kaya Toast outlets and major supermarkets.

For The Trendy Shopper

For The Trendy Shopper

Great style and clean lines by home brand IN GOOD COMPANY. Check out the website for designer style everyday wear for him, her and the little girl.

Postcard Set: National Collection

Postcard Set: National Collection

Bring home a piece of Singapore’s art history with this beautifully painted set of postcards, a curation of works from forefathers of Singapore art. $14.90 @  Gallery&Co at National Gallery Singapore.

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BeadedSoul

Originally a passion project, BeadedSoul is now a small business selling handmade bohemian-inspired accessories, bags, as well as home and wall decorations. Apart from sewing and hand embroidering their products, they also paint them depending on their customers’ requests. Every piece is unique, custom-made and exclusive!

Check out their Instagram @Beadedsoul_gypsyhunter. Present the SIA Hop-on Map and enjoy 10% discount off min. $50 purchase.

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For the Tea Lovers

Specializing in tea blends with unique Singaporean and South East Asian tastes, ETTE TEA has come a long
way from making tea out of a home kitchenette, to supplying cafes and restaurants across Singapore, Brunei and the Maldives. With a focus on experimentation, they have perfected the balance between tea and local cuisine to form unique products like Pandan Chiffon tea and Chicken Rice tea, just to name a few. Combining the heritage and tradition of tea with modern and classic design, they aim to make cool tea blends and present fine single-origin teas to aficionados everywhere.

Check out their website www.ettetea.com. Quote SIAHOPON and enjoy 15% discount at the store.

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Learn to Make a Soap

Soaprise is founded by two ladies who believe in the importance and the benefits of using natural ingredients in soaps. After careful research and sourcing, their handmade products contain natural ingredients which help to improve skin conditions and best of all, they smell great. Apart from selling handmade soaps, they also have a DIY workshop where people can learn how to make their own natural products. Soap making class @ SGD55 per pax (includes 400 grams of soap).

For more information, visit soapriseonline.com. Quote SIAHOPON and enjoy a 10% discount.

Cheeky T-Shirt

Cheeky T-Shirt

T-shirts make for great souvenirs and this one – with the now recognisable “Singapore’s a Fine City” tag – is now a classic from S$10-15 for three.

Bugis Village on Victoria Street has the best bargains.

Kan Cheong Spider Watch

Kan Cheong Spider Watch

A Kan Cheong spider is colloquial for one who is constantly on their toes. Available in black, white and red, this watch is a clever reference at Singaporeans’ penchant for chasing time and deadlines. Kan Cheong Spider Watch, S$36.

Available at the National Museum of Singapore Gift Shop.

Balm in your Palm

Balm in your Palm

Don’t judge this palm-sized ointment by its size – it sure can pack a punch, and quite literally as well. A native product of Singapore, this product is a household name here for good reason, because this balm has muscle-healing properties as well as a menthol spiciness, living up to the fierce “Tiger” moniker. Good for muscle aches and inflammations (as well as functioning secondarily as a dandy badge of courage).

Available at Watsons and Guardians pharmacies which are found in malls over the country as well as Changi Airport.

Preserve the Memories

Preserve the Memories

Can’t get enough of the Singapore Sling beverage here? Don’t worry, you can preserve the good times with the Singapore Sling Marmalade, a delicious spread for you to delectably enjoy together with bread and whatever else you can think of. Other local-inspired flavours include Spice Island Marmalade, a harmonious concoction of local spices, as well as Tropical Calamansi Marmalade, a zesty parody of the local favourite beverage, calamansi juice.

Available at Discover Singapore souvenir shops in all three terminals of Changi Airport in the Departure/Transit Lounges.

Edgy and Efficacious

Edgy and Efficacious

Love animals? Love souvenirs you can actually use? If so, we’ve handpicked a few practical picks from the Gift Shop at the Singapore Zoo which you may like! The Rainforest Foldable Bag, stylish while doubling as a recycling bag for groceries, is perfect for both the fashionista and avid environmentalists who have been freshly inspired by the zoo’s various wildlife to go green. Meanwhile, the Animal Handle Mugs double up as not only creative and amusing mementos of your stay in the zoo, but also serve the pragmatic purpose of holding your drink.

Available at Gift Shop, Singapore Zoo.

For the Workaholic

For the Workaholic

Is “Savvy” your middle name, and “Pragmatic” your first? If so, you’ll probably adore the vast array of unique stationery selections at the store! The Journals, which come in enticing floral prints of Frangipani, Renanthera and more, also come with a matching bookmark, a beautiful way to keep the pages of your life in order. For those who require reminders, there is also a collection of Sticky Notepads in the same graceful floral prints, perfect as not only a memento, but also a means of memorization. For the tech-savvy, there is even a Botanical Print 8GB Flashdrive, a fantastic means of saving up your data in style.

Available at Gardens Shop, Singapore Botanic Gardens.

The Meat of the Matter

The Meat of the Matter

Bee Cheng Hiang EZ Pack Bakkwa (cured and seasoned meat) is vacuum-packed for hassle-free consumption and for a longer shelf life. Comes in pork, chicken or beef. Bee Cheng Hiang EZ Pack Bakkwa about S$30/480 gram vacuum-packed gift box.

Available at Bee Cheng Hiang outlets all over Singapore, including major malls and Changi Airport.

For Local Hand Made Jewellery

For Local Hand Made Jewellery

The philosophy of Arium Collection is to create pieces that are beautiful, definitive, and elegant. Every piece is designed to complement individual identity of modern women that is to accentuate her natural aura, and femininity.

Check out their collections at www.ariumcollection.com

Postcard Cube: Foldable Memories

Postcard Cube: Foldable Memories

These detailed foldable postcards celebrate Singapore’s iconic cityscape with icons such as the Merlion, Marina Bay Sands, Shophouses and Raffles Hotel. $5.90 @ Gallery&Co at National Gallery Singapore.

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Support Local Artworks

BeiLeXian specializes in artworks painted by a Singaporean artist, Beth Cheong. Her works are mostly inspired by her travels, little things that catches her eye, or even a paragraph from a novel. BeiLeXian sells original prints and artworks on tote bags and zip pouches.

BeiLeXian is located at Chinatown 33 Pagoda Street. Present the SIA Hop-on Map and enjoy 10% discount.

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Loborn

Derived from the word “lowborn”, the name LoBorn symbolizes humble beginnings. It is a local community-based streetwear label that focuses on the roots, culture and designs. This brand hopes their customer will feel empowered through their designs, gaining inspiration and confidence whenever they don their products.

Online store at www.loborn.com. Quote SIAHOPON and enjoy a 30% discount off total bill.

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Batik Apparels

Utopia fuses traditional fabrics with high fashion styles, celebrating the Asian heritage with modern interpretations. Due to the nature of traditional fabrics where prints and colours can vary, pieces of the same design are uniquely different. Keeping with the philosophy that quality fashion should not hurt the pocket, Utopia strives to remain affordable, yet unique in design and exclusive in numbers.

For a list of stores, visit utopiaapparels.com.

Bottles of Singapore Sling

Bottles of Singapore Sling

Bring home bottles of the world-famous Singapore Sling, the pink cocktail created by The Raffles Hotel’s Hainanese bartender Ngiam Tong Boon early in the 20th century. $50 for a box of six miniatures.

Available at The Raffles Hotel Gift Shop, Raffles Hotel Arcade.

Red Republic Crockery

Red Republic Crockery

This collection pairs nostalgia, humour and modern design to encapsulate the culture and history of Singapore in delightful objects. Be greeted by a Good Morning cup of coffee and the recipe plates show highlights of Singapore’s cuisine with cheerful illustrations. $12.90 and $16.90 respectively @ Gallery&Co at National Gallery Singapore.

Real or No Real?

Real or No Real?

A very convincing imitation of the Chinese pastry you may have grown to love in your stay here, this product is, in fact, not the real deal. Rather than an actual ang ku kueh, it is a fragrantly berry-scented handmade soap you can bring home to remind yourself of the delectable delicacies here. Just be careful not to accidentally eat it!

Get the Ang Ku Kueh Girl Handmade Soap at any Naiise outlets, including Westgate, Wheelock and Eu Tong Sen Street.

Five Bak Changs

Five Bak Changs

A humorous twist on the traditional game, this little souvenir sparks many twinges of nostalgia by evoking various memories stemming from a Singaporean childhood, bringing back vivid recollections of tasting homemade bak chang (rice dumplings) and playing with a set of mini beanbags fondly called five stones. Indeed, this amusing version of five stones is designed in the style of the ever-loved bak chang as a local delicacy, while serving its function as a playable version of the local game, the rules of which involve tossing and catching these little bags of fun.

Available at the souvenir shop of National Museum of Singapore.

Cool for the Critters

Cool for the Critters

Kids developing too fond an attachment to the zoo animals? The Gift Shop at the Singapore Zoo features over seventy varieties of endearing animal plush toys ranging from African dog to zebra, perfect for avid zoo-goers who love the animals too much and want to take them home. Not only will your child gain a cushy companion for the plane ride home, they will also be able to preserve the precious memories of their zoo experience in their hearts for time to come.

Available at Gift Shop, Singapore Zoo.

Cook like a Chef

Cook like a Chef

Very popular among tourists and even the foreigners who have never been to Singapore, the Prima Taste LaMianhas 4 different flavours such as Curry LaMian, Chilli Crab LaMian, Fish Soup LaMian and their star product, Laksa LaMian. These noodles are steamed and air-dried and are healthier than conventional fried noodles. They do not contain any added MSG, artificial flavouring, coloring or added preservatives. These yummy packs of goodness are priced at S$10.95 for multipacks of 4.

Available at convenience stores, supermarkets and online @ www.prima.com.sg.

Taste of Luxury

Taste of Luxury

For a great-looking gift, take home some TWG Singapore Breakfast Tea, a loose-leaf blend of green tea, black tea, vanilla and spices, which reflects Singapore’s diverse ethnicities.

For a list of outlets, visit www.twgtea.com.

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This local favourite traditional
Nyonya dessert known as Jiu
Cheng Gao (‘nine layer cake’ in Chinese) is made with a mixture of rice flour, sugar and coconut milk, steamed layer by layer in multiple colours. $2.50 at all MUSEUM LABEL shops.

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Peranakan Motifs Pin

Tiles with Peranakan motifs were commonly used in Singapore in the past as a form of interior and building decoration. Though elaborate and beautiful, the demand for these tiles is dwindling and production is hence limited. These Peranakan motifs are now reinterpreted as fashionable adornments to celebrate the intricate beauty and unique identity of the Peranakan heritage. The retail price per tile pin is $12.00 each. Available in 4 designs at all MUSEUM LABEL Shops.

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Be!Wear

BE! Wear is an apparel brand by BeiLeXian. Their T-shirts are like art pieces and they express individual emotions and ideas. Designed in a way that is intriguing yet simple, each design carries a meaning and purpose and most importantly, it expresses individuality.

Be!Wear is located at Chinatown 33 Pagoda Street. Present the SIA Hop-on Map and enjoy 10% discount.

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For Plush Lovers

The brainchild of a bunch of friends who love food, fun and all things cute, Nom Nom Plush hopes to bring you high-quality
toys inspired by local delicacies. Sharing the universal love for food and woe for unwanted calories, these cute plushes are great alternatives to satisfy your cravings for Singaporean food.

Get these plush delicacies are retailed at Naiise. For a list of stores, visit naiise.com/pages/stores. SIA Boarding Pass holders enjoy 10% off all their products (including keychains, pouches, pencil case and notebooks).

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Original Ordinary

Planners
These limited edition made-in-Singapore planners by a mother and child pair are filled with original artwork, poems and inspirational quotes reminding us that the path to happiness is our choice. Each book takes 1 year to complete and if you take a closer look at it, you may understand why.

Bags
For those who love the artwork in the planners, here is a chance to have them printed on good quality ivory colored canvas bags.

Online store at www.originalordinary.co or for speedy delivery, call +65 9758 2844. Quote SIAHOPON and enjoy a 30% discount off total bill.