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Why Souvenirs are a Must-Have for Tourists in Singapore

Singapore is known for its vibrant culture, unique heritage, and top-rated attractions. If you’re planning a trip to Singapore, it is a must to bring back some souvenirs to remember your amazing experience. From traditional handicrafts to cute keepsakes, and even local food products, there’s something for everyone.

More than just trinkets or mementos; travel souvenirs hold special memories of our travel experiences. They remind us of those cherished moments, of adventure, the culture we immersed ourselves in, and stories of our travel journey.

Here are the top 3 best souvenirs in Singapore recommended by local tour guides!

THE TOP 3 BEST SINGAPORE SOUVENIR IDEAS THAT EVERY TOURIST SHOULD GET

Merlion Souvenirs: Embrace the Iconic Symbol of Singapore

Merli: Merlion plushie soft toy, singapore brand

One of the must-have souvenirs in Singapore is the iconic Merlion figurine. This mythical creature with a lion’s head and a fish’s body is well-loved by the locals. It represents Singapore’s humble beginnings as a fishing village and its transformation into a thriving metropolis.

If you’re visiting Singapore, you cannot miss the iconic symbol of the Merlion.

And what better way to remember your trip than with some Merlion souvenirs? These unique and charming keepsakes are a must-have for any tourist.

From keychains to t-shirts, there are plenty of options when it comes to Merlion souvenirs. You can find them in various sizes and materials, allowing you to choose something that suits your style and budget. There are also cute Merlion plush toys that everyone would love.

Whether you want a small trinket to adorn your keys or a statement piece for your home, there’s something for everyone.

Bugis Street in Singapore is a great place to find cheap and cute souveniers

Not only do these souvenirs make great mementos of your time in Singapore, but they also make fantastic gifts for friends and family back home. They serve as a reminder of the vibrant culture and rich history of this incredible city-state.

So, next time you’re in Singapore, don’t forget to pick up some Merlion souvenirs. They’ll bring a touch of Singaporean charm into your life and help keep those memories alive long after your trip is over.

WHERE TO BUY: Souvenir shops at Chinatown, Bugis Street and Little India.

Local Food Products: Bring Home the Flavors of Singapore

Spice things up and bring home the flavors of Singapore with local food products! From mouth-watering spices to delectable snacks, Singapore has a vibrant food scene that is sure to tantalise your taste buds.

Anthony The Spice Maker, spices are great gift idea for your Singapore travels.
Anthony The Spice Maker sells local spices and traditional flavours of Singapore.

When it comes to local food products, Singapore offers a wide range of options. You can whip up signature Singapore dishes back home with local sauces, such as chilli crab sauce or the fragrant laksa paste.

Another good alternative is Kaya jam (a coconut pandan sweet jam) that would go well with toast. They come nicely sealed in leak-proof packaging so that you can put them in your check-in luggage.

These authentic ingredients will transport you straight to the bustling hawker centres and vibrant markets of Singapore.

If you are unfamiliar about Singapore food and flavours, you can join our fun Food Tours for a taste of Singapore’s delicious local flavours.

a couple having thosai and poori on little india food tour singapore

Not only does buying local food products add a unique twist to your everyday meals, they also support local businesses and help to promote the local food heritage. Its a win-win!

Discover the rich tapestry of flavors that Singapore has to offer and bring home a taste of our unique food culture. Explore our selection of local food products and let your taste buds be whisked away on an unforgettable journey through Singapore’s diverse culinary landscape.

WHERE TO BUY: Local supermarkets (Sheng Siong) and local chain coffeeshops (Yakun and ToastBox).

Singapore Traditional Handicrafts: Support Local Artisans and Buy Meaningful Gifts

Peranakan tiles, authentic Singapore Handicrafts gift souvenirs

If you’re looking to support local artisans and bring home authentic Singapore crafts, exploring the world of traditional handicrafts is a must.

These unique creations are not only a reflection of the rich cultural heritage of Singapore, but also a way to contribute to the preservation of traditional craftsmanship.

From intricate batik prints to delicate pottery, traditional handicrafts offer a glimpse into the skilled artistry that has been passed down through generations.

Some good souvenir ideas include Peranakan ceramics or tiles, Nonya sarong kebaya batik skirts, rattan art and Indian traditional crafts.

Little india Singapore has lots of great souvenirs, cute trinkets and gifts

These Singapore traditional handicrafts are more than just a beautiful decor piece for your home or as a gift. Purchasing locally-made products support local artisans who dedicate their time and expertise to keeping these traditions alive.

Take a step away from mass-produced souvenirs and explore the world of local artisans. By doing so, you’ll not only bring home an authentic piece of Singapore but also play your part in preserving these timeless traditions for future generations.

WHERE TO BUY: Joo Chiat shophouses, Little India Arcade, the MUSEUM LABEL shops at several Singapore museums.

Experience the Unique Blend of Cultures in Singapore

So the next time you are planning a trip to Singapore, consider picking up a meaningful souvenir. Go beyond conventional souvenirs and collect specially produced merchandise that encapsulate the Singaporean culture.

It will become a cherished keepsake that sparks joy and creates conversations.

Want to know more gift souvenir ideas from Singapore? Check out the recommendations from our local tour guides!