10 Best Things to Buy in Singapore - The Ultimate List of Souvenirs

When the Singapore trip comes to an end, and you have to fly back to your native place, there are few must buy things, apart from the latest in the field of design and technology, that Singapore has in the bag for you. You can buy these as gifts for family and friends, or just capture the essence of Singapore for yourself with this wide variety of Singapore's famed products.

Here's a list of 10 Best Things to Buy in Singapore:
  • Singapore Sling 
  • Souvenirs with Miniature Merlion
  • Orchid Perfumes
  • Asian Artefacts
  • Bak-Kwa (BBQ Meat)
  • Ya-Kun Kaya Spread (Coconut Jam)
  • Singapore Pressed Pennies
  • Tiger Balm Products
  • Laksa Paste
  • Gold Plated Orchid

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1. Singapore Sling

Singapore Sling, What to buy in Singapore
The iconic Singapore Sling cocktail (source)
Cost: Starts at SGD 30
Where to buy: There are various souvenir stores in Singapore for the same.
- Raffles Hotel souvenir shops
- Raffles Hotel Long Bar
- Changi Airport souvenir shops
- Drink shops and supermarkets (Islandwide)

2. Souvenirs with Miniature Merlion

Singapore Merlion souvenir, What to buy in Singapore
The Merlion is considered a symbol of Singapore (Source)
Cost: Starts from SGD 2 per item
Where to buy: All souvenir shops islandwide

3. Orchid Perfumes

Orchid perfumes, What to buy in Singapore
Orchid Perfume Bottles (source)
Cost: SGD 28 - SGD 168 (Depends on size)
Where to buy: Marina Bay Cruise Center - 61 Marina Coastal Drive
- Singapore Visitor Center: 216 Orchard Road, Orchard Gateway Emerald
- All major departmental stores and supermarkets

4. Asian Artefacts

Antique Asian vases (source)
Where to buy: Chinatown
- Holland Village
- Tanglin Shopping Centre

5. Bak-Kwa (BBQ Meat)

Bak-Kwa Singapore, What to buy in Singapore
Dried Bak-Kwa (source)
Cost: Starts at SGD 45 per kg
Where to buy: Fragrance Foodstuff stores
-Bee Cheng Hiang Stores
-Kim Joo Guan Stores
-Kim Hock Guan stores
-Lim Chee Guan stores

6. Ya-Kun Kaya Spread (Coconut Jam)

Ya-Kun Kaya Spread, What to buy in Singapore
Ya Kun Coconut Jam Bottle (source)

Cost: From SGD 5 - SGD 10 per jar
Where to buy: Ya Kun Kaya Toast shops (Islandwide)
- Supermarkets  (Islandwide)
- Changi Airport souvenir shops

7. Singapore Pressed Pennies

Singapore pressed pennies, What to buy in Singapore
The Singapore pressed penny (source)
Cost: SGD 2 per penny
Where to buy: Universal Studios Singapore
- Gardens By The Bay gift shop
- National Museum of Singapore
- Suntec City Mall
- Resorts World Sentosa
- Singapore Coins and Notes Museum

8. Tiger Balm Products

Tiger Balm, What to buy in Singapore
The famous Tiger Balm (source)
Cost: SGD 2 - SGD 10 (Depending upon size)
Where to buy: Drugstores and departmental stores (Nationwide)

9. Laksa Paste

Laksa Paste, What to buy in Singpore
Laksa Paste (source)
Cost: SGD 5 - SGD 10 (Depend on Quantity)
Where to buy: Supermarkets nationwide
-Changi Airport souvenir shops

10. Gold Plated Orchid

Gold plated orchid, What to buy in Singapore
The ornamental gold-plated Orchid pendant (source)
Cost: SGD 60 onwards
Where to buy: RISIS stores at:
- Suntec City Mall
-The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
- Gardens by the Bay
- National Orchid Garden at Singapore Botanic Gardens
- Tangs Orchard
- Changi Airport, Terminal 3

This post was published by Neha Nagpal

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