No matter which country you visit, it is definite that you have to bring back some memories with you, to rave the beauty of the country to your friends and family. It is very easy for you to get lost in a foreign country (literally too), with so many beautiful things to see and do.
But if you are feeling overwhelmed by this thought, you are not alone! We have compiled a list of things and food that you can bring back to your hometown. Here is the Top 10 popular must buy souvenirs that you should buy in Singapore!
Bee Cheng Hiang is an Asia style food manufacturing company that produces products that resonate closely to Singaporean’s Cuisine. The company started as a small business in 1933 and gradually grown into a giant business.
Bee Cheng Hiang is widely popular and has around 250 retail outlets across nine countries namely China, Indonesia, Macau, Hong Kong, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, and Singapore. The best sale product of this company is Bak Kwa.
It is a smoked and roasted piece of pork that is enjoyed by many locals and travelers all around the world. moreover, in the years 2003 and 2005 they have even introduced “Gourmet Bak Kwa” and “Chili Gourmet Bak Kwa”.
Desserts lover who enjoys indulging in sweet delicacies, then Bengawa Solo will be your best dessert choice to bring back to your country. It is an Indonesian bakery in Singapore which is well known for its famous Pandan Cake. The bakery has a total of 38 outlets on the small island, which specializes in baking cakes, buns, traditional nyonya kuehs, mooncakes and cookies.
If you can only buy 1 thing, then you should really just buy Pandan Cake from Bengawa Solo. It is a very fluffy green color sponge cake which tastes as Pandanus Amaryllifolius leaves. A must-try and a must-buy item from every visitor.
The Kaya Butter Toast is the traditional Singaporean breakfast. Usually paired it with half-boiled eggs and coffee/tea, this dish can be considered the all-time-favourite breakfast by the locals. Well, we know that you will not be able to bring back the Kaya Butter Toast, but you can bring back one of its secret ingredient, which is the Kaya Spread itself. Just spread it on your croissant or baguette, add a generous slice of butter and throw it in your toaster. Wala, you have your homemade Kaya Butter Toast!
Kaya Spread is a bread jam made of coconut milk, sugar, pandan leaves, and eggs. It is quite common that the jam is even used as a topping for desserts too. You can find these Kaya spread in any supermarket in Singapore. It is one of the most purchased items by travelers. Try it and believe us, you will love it!
Next in our list is Salted Egg Fish Skin Crackers. This savory dish created a storm in Singapore just a couple of years ago. It will be hard to find someone who hasn’t tried this at all. Travelers absolutely fall in love with this snack and tend to bring back boxes.
The cracker has the finest blend of fish skin and potato chips but the salted egg is what makes it profound. You should surely try and buy a pack of Irvin’s Salted Egg Fish Skin Cracker while you are enjoying your holidays in Singapore.
Irvin’s Salted Egg Fish Skin Cracker is available in Changi Airport. It sells out fast hence, would recommend that you purchase directly from their retail outlet instead.
What can be comfier than eating Instant Noodles? Yes, this could be the best meal for any lazy lad. Asians love their instant noodles. Just throw it into boiling water and cook for 3 minutes and you will have a delicious bowl of noodles. Singaporeans are always busy with their work, hence this is a comfort food after a long day at work or during weekend when you just don’t wish to get out from your crouch.
But there is nothing to worry about as Prime Taste Laksa La Mian is a life savior. As a traveler, you should try these instant noodles as it tastes extraordinary, with the local flavours infuse into the packs. Choose from the popular Laksa LaMian, Chilli Crab LaMian or the simpler Fish Soup LaMian. It will be the perfect food item to bring back for others to really have a taste of Singapore.
Being listed in Singapore Michelin Guide, this is a must-try dish when you are in Singapore. You will spot a long queue early in the morning all till night time, before the end of the day. Bak Kut Teh is a pork rib cooked dish cooked in the broth which is very popular in Malaysia and Singapore. Interestingly the name of this dish means “meat bone tea”. However, it is a simple dish were simple herbs and spices are used to attain an extraordinary taste.
Due to the overwhelming demands from its customers, Song Fa Bak Kut Teh has since produced spices sachets for the lover of this dish to bring back to their hometown. Boil the sachets in water, add garlic and pork ribs into it and you will be able to duplicate this amazing dish as it should taste.
For the full list of Song Fa Bak Kut Teh’s outlets and directions to Song Fa Bak Kut Teh
An artisanal luxury tea brand that is part of OSIM Group. Coated in gold chrome painting, place in, TWG store is so iconic that you will not miss out when you happen to pass by. You can find them at places where there are hug tourist traffic, for instance, Changi Airport, Shoppes @ Marina Bay Sands or Orchard Road.
The TWG has classified teas into colors like red, black, green, yellow and blue. The most expensive tea of all in the TWG brand is “Gold Yin Zhen”. TWG, is one of the best product to bring back as a gift for your loved ones.
The name might sound weird to you but it has a meaning behind it. F.east means “Flavors of the East”. Isn’t it interesting? Yes, and so are the potato chips. These are not just any simple potato chips that you buy from the store but something out of the box.
You might have tried potato chips with chili or garlic seasoning but F.east has a different style of presenting their chips. Local flavours like Hainanese Chicken Rice, Egg Prata with Fish Curry, Beef Rendang and Singapore iconic Laksa are packed in this savoury snacks pack.
You can try local street food at different parts of the mall too!
Directions and how to go to Bugis Street
One can never have too many shoes and this statement is completely understandable. We won’t judge you in this matter. Perhaps, while you are in Singapore all that you can do is add more to your collection.
Charles & Keith is a fast fashion footwear from Singapore. With investment from global luxury group, LVMH, Charles & Keith has grown to more than 600 stores worldwide. Because it is a local brand, getting shoes and the handbags from here will definitely be cheaper compare elsewhere.
If you are looking for something that is a little more premium, or an item that can really impress your family members, than OSIM might be an option for you. OSIM is a local brand, well-known for their Massage equipment and household appliances.
Founded in the year 1993, the company, has expanded their brands to country all over the world, with almost 400 outlets, across 80 over cities. You can give it a try immediately when you land in Singapore as you will be able to spot their massage chairs in the transit area of Changi Airport. However, if the massage chairs are too bulky to bring it back home, you may still consider their handheld or portable massage equipment instead. It still feels as great!
So, here you have the complete list of what you should try and buy in the island city. These products are not just popular but are the best items you bring back with you. Bring your love of Singapore back to your country and share it with your friends and families!