What to buy in Singapore and where to buy souvenir?

What to buy in Singapore for souvenir and gift for friend?

I am sure you will have these questions in mind when you visit Singapore. You will wish to get something authentic from Singapore to buy back for souvenir. Though Singapore is a small country with no nature resources or plantation but Singapore do have her own products and brand originated from Singapore. Not to worry of what to buy in Singapore below are the things that we recommend and most tourist bought it back to their countries for gift and souvenir.

Buy Singapore ointments brand Tiger Balm products.

Tiger Balm products is one of the thing that you can buy in Singapore for self-use or gift.  This product has been in Singapore for almost 100 years. Is a popular ointments brand in Singapore that are used by generation to relieve tension headaches, aches, strains and cough that caused by flu. This business was started by Aw Chu Kin, a Chinese herbalist working in the Emperor’s court who later left China and set up a medicine shop and Tiger Balm was later brought to Singapore by his two Sons. It has expanded to other part of the world and become one of world’s best known pain relieving product.

Where you can buy this product in Singapore?

You can buy the Tiger Balm products from various pharmacies like Guardian, Watsons and Unity. It also sells at department store such as NTUC fair price and even little India Mustafa. If you would like to grab it before you fly off not to worry as you could also buy it at Changi airport terminal 3 pharmacy store or NTUC fair price.

Salted Egg fish skin and Potato Chips popular Singapore snack

Singapore is crazy about salted egg product and if you are observant enough you will find that there will be a salted egg dish in most local Chinese restaurant menu.

The most popular salted egg products that produce in Singapore are the Salted Egg yolk fish skin and potato chips. This snack is described as a dangerous addiction once you start you will never have

enough. Tourists from US, Indonesia and Australia love it and will buy in bulk when they fly back home. My US friends always remind me to buy salted egg chips for them when I visit them as this is not sell in US and they love it. There are about 10 brands of salted egg fish skin and potato chips sell in Singapore but the most popular brand and one of the first few that came out this popular product are Golden Duck and Irvin’s salted egg brand.

Where can you buy salted egg fish skin and potato chips?

For Irvins brand they have store at most of the major shopping mall

  • Vivo City
  • Raffles exchange
  • Plaza Singapore
  • Orchard Gateway
  • Changi airport terminal 1, 2 and 3
  • Jewel at Changi airport

Referred to their website for detail  Irvin Salted Egg

For Golden Duck brand you can buy it at 

  • Changi Airport terminal 2 and 3
  • Chinatown Point
  • Orchard ION

Refer to the website for detail Golde Duck Salted Egg

TWG tea Singapore luxury brand for tea

TWG Tea is Singapore home grown brand that you can buy in Singapore as a gift for your friend when you fly back to your country.

TWG Tea is a luxury tea establish in Singapore with café and stores around the world. In Singapore, most of their stored and café are located at around centre of Singapore

as well as airport terminal.  You would drop by in any of their café to have tea and brought their range of tea accessories, quality loose leaf teas, teabags and package teas as gift

to friend from Singapore. Their packaging is perfect to buy as a gift to friend back home.
TWG tea Singapore

Singapore sling famous Singapore cocktail

Singapore sling is a cocktail created by Ngiam Tong Boon at Raffles Hotel around 1930. It has become popular globally and become national drink of Singapore. Through the years it has evolved to numerous recipes to choose from with this popular cocktail but the original ingredient included gin, cherry brandy, orange juice, lime juice, and pineapple juice.

Now it even come in bottle where tourist can buy back to their countries as souvenir or gift. You can try this cocktail in most of Singapore bar like Nutmeg & Clove bar, Cocktail Bar, The Spiffy Dapper. Bar, Raffles hotel and you can buy a bottle back from Changi airport as souvenir as well.

Bak-kwa (BBQ Meat) Singapore style of BBQ meat

Bak-kwa is also known as “rougan” in Chinese is a BBQ dry meat generally slice in thin or cut in square shape. It is marinated with Asian spices, soy sauce and sugar and slowly grill to it perfection. There are pork, beef and chicken, spicy and none spicy Bak-Kwa but the most popular is the pork Bak-kwa which taste the best among others meat. It sold in term of gram and 1 Kg is sold around $40 in normal day and it can soak to $50 to $60 during Chinese New Year. This is because Bak-Kwa is a must have snack during Chinese New Year and there are many brands but the most popular brand are “Bee Cheng Hiang” and “Lim Chee Guan”.  You can buy the vacuum packed Bak-kwa or the mini size Bak-kwa vacuum packed into small package for gift to friends back at your country.

Where to buy Bak-Kwa?
You can buy Lim Chee Guan Bak-Kwa at Changi airport Jewel or China townCheck out Lim Chee Guan branch at Changi airport and China town
Check out Bee Cheng Hiang Bak-kwa branch 

Ya Kun Kaya (coconut Jam) Singapore authentic breakfast

Kaya Toast is one of the Singaporean popular breakfast and you can enjoy this unique Singapore breakfast at any Singapore food court and coffee shop.

We might wonder what is Kaya?

Kaya is local jam make from eggs, sugar, coconut milk, and pandan leaves. It is used to spread on bread and is perfect to be eaten with a toast bread.

It can also use as a topping for some desert like cake.

Ya Kun is one of the famous Singapore’s brand that specialises in traditional Kaya toast and they sell the jam in jar which is perfect for tourist to buy back

to have their own Singapore-style of breakfast toast at their country. You can find Ya Kun’s outlet in most of the shopping mall and even in Changi airport so remember to skip

one of your hotel breakfasts and taste the Kaya toast at the Ya Kun outlet and if you like it just bought a few jar back to make your own Singapore toast bread or make a special topping on your desert.

Singapore Instance Meal Pastes “Prima Taste” if you will miss Singapore food

If you have not enough of local Singapore food after tasting them during your trip in Singapore, you can buy it back to your home country.
Yes! You didn’t read wrongly you can buy local Singapore dish back it will be the same taste as what you get it in Singapore.

You can buy the “Prima Taste” instance Singapore food paste came with paste or powder form. It ranges from unique Singapore popular dishes

Such as laska, Hainanese Chicken rice, Chilli crab, curry chicken, Satay source and many more local foods that you can find in Singapore. The taste is as good as what you get in Singapore and it is very easy to cook.

If you are cooking curry chicken put in the chicken, potato and vegetable and follow the instruction at the package to cook the dish. You will get the same fragrant and taste of the curry chicken in Singapore.

This is how easy that you can cook the instance Singapore meal at your country with instance pastes and there are various brands. The brand that I like most and would like to recommend

Is “Prima Taste”. You can get it at any super market such as NTUC Fair price in Singapore so do remember to buy some home if you love Singapore food.

Bangawan Solo local Singapore cookies and cakes

Bangawan Solo is a popular cookie shop selling local cookie and cake such as Kuey Lapis (spiced layer cake), cake, bebinca, Ondeh Ondeh (coconut-coated glutinous rice balls filled with molten palm sugar), pineapple tarts (popular cookie during Chinese New Year) and various local cookies. The cookies are package in colourful boxes which make it a perfect gift to buy back. You can find Bangawan Solo Shop at Changi airport T2, T3, T4 and Jewel which is very easily accessible to do your last shopping before you flied off.

Check out Bangawan Solo branches

Buy Singapore symbol Miniature Merlion souvenir

The half fish and half lion Merlion is the symbol of Singapore and Merlion park is a must go tourist attraction place. Naturally miniature Merlion is the hot selling

Souvenir in any of the Singapore souvenir shop. There are wide variety of miniature Merlion souvenir products such as key chains, fridge magnets, snow globes, picture frames, can openers, Merlion statuettes, chocolate and sweet for your choice. You can buy these souvenirs at any of the tourist attraction souvenir shop but there are places that you can get it cheap. These places are bugis street, Orchard Lucky Plaza, China town and Peninsula Plaza.

Singapore national Orchid products for souvenir

Do you know what is the national flower of Singapore? Vanda Miss Joaquim Orchid flower was proclaimed as Singapore national flower on 1981. Vanda Miss Joaquim was chosen because of its vibrant colours, hardiness and resilience which reflect the spirit of Singapore. As such Orchid product is one of the good buys in Singapore for souvenir. The product ranges from key chain, fridge magnet, gold plated jewelleries like earrings, pendants, necklaces to brooches. You can by at Changi airport and any of the souvenir shop at any of the Singapore attractions such as Garden by the Bay.

Crocodile Apparel for your souvenir

Singapore also have her own brand of apparels that you can in Singapore for souvenir or gifts and one of the popular brand is Crocodile.

Crocodile is an international fashion and lifestyle brand apparel brand founded in Singapore in 1947. It started off with its famous singlet and now it has diversified itself to producing a range of product such as footwear, leather goods, travel wear, bedding and men, ladies and children accessories. This is definitely a good buy as souvenir from Singapore but note that crocodile logo looked crossly alike as Lacoste. Lacoste is not Singapore brand but is a French company.

These are the branches in Singapore where you can buy the Crocodile brand apparel 

Crocodile HarbourFront Centre
1 Maritime Square, #02-77/78, HarbourFront Centre
Singapore 099253
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:30am-9pm

Crocodile Jurong Point
1 Jurong West Central 2, #02-01, JP1, Jurong Point
Singapore 648886
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-9:30pm

Crocodile The Verge Shopping Mall
2 Serangoon Road, #01-03, The Verge Shopping Mall
Singapore 218227
Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:30am-8:30pm

Crocodile Suntec City Mall
3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-358, West Wing, Suntec City Mall
Singapore 038983
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-9:30pm

Crocodile IMM
2 Jurong East Street 21, #02-22, IMM Building
Singapore 609601
Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-9:30pm

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