15 Singapore Gifts Overseas Friends Can't Live Without

15 Singapore Gifts Overseas Friends Can't Live Without

What gift to buy for my foreign friends who are coming to Singapore ah?


My best buddy is going overseas exchange for 6 months! What should I get her?

Thinking of a gift to get is hard work.

What's even harder is to get a gift with the Singaporean charm.

Mai Kan Cheong, we’ve compiled a list of 15 Singaporean Gifts Overseas Friends Can't Live/Leave Without just for you.

1. $INGLI$H Notebook, $34.30

Singlish Notebook - Singapore Gift

Credit: Naiise
Image credit: booksactuallyshop.com
Credit: booksactuallyshop.com

If you catch no ball (don't understand) while talking cock (talking nonsense) with Singaporeans, you need to get this notebook.

Singlish is undoubtedly one of the most uniquely Singaporean things that fascinate foreigners.

Get your foreign friends an opportunity to learn a new (Singlish) word a day with this $INGLI$H notebook.

Or simply remind your Bestie that he/she still has a friend waiting back in the little red dot.

It’s such a practical, fun, and extremely Singaporean gift. Plus, the black and gold hardcover makes it look so atas, they’ll probably take to Instagram to show it off.

Although some viewed Singlish negatively as an incorrect use of English, it is one of the most authentic and genuine (real) facets of Singapore. 

Even our policeman in China is using Singlish to communicate! 

Did you know
19 Singlish items have been added to Oxford English Dictionary - Straits Times

    Looks like Singlish is getting atas (high class).

    Where can I get it? 

    Message Us! SG Style  if you need help getting this!
    Naiise Outlets
    - The Cathay

    2. Luzerne - Marina Bay Sands Singapore Piece, $16.90

    Singapore Souvenir | Luzerne MBS Plate
    Credit: Luzerne Global

    Are your ATAS friends one to appreciate Wall Decor?

    Send a traditional craft with contemporary design to effortlessly style their overseas stay.

    With over 70 years of history and expertise, Luzerne has established itself internationally as a leading tableware brand for a growing list of world's finest hotel groups and restaurants.

    This particular piece displays the iconic Marina Bay Sands, great as a classy Singapore souvenir for a loved one.

    Did you know
    Luzerne is Singapore's longest established ceramics product of modern heritage tableware and are guaranteed scratch and chip-resistant for 5 years.

    Where can I get it? 

    Message Us! SG Style   if you need help getting this!
    Luzerne Outlets
    - Landex 
    70 Bendemeer Road, #01-03, Singapore 339940

    - TANGs at Tang Plaza
    310 Orchard Road, Singapore 238864

     3. Artof Chris - Childhood Series Postcards, $4.00

    Singapore Souvenir | Childhood Postcard

    Credit:  ArtofChris

    Reminisce your good ol' childhood memories with these locally infused postcards!

    Send a blast from the past to your family or friends who are overseas right now with a hand-written message!

    With a variety of yummy Food to old school Games, these postcards are perfect as gifts for your overseas friends to send a greeting or share a memory of your past with them as well!

    Where can I get it? 

    Message Us! SG Style   if you need help getting this!
    Online @ SG Style  | https://www.sgstyle.sg


    4. Outram Park Ya Hua Bak Kut Teh Spices, $25.00

    If your overseas friends have never tasted Bak Kut Teh before, this is a Must-Give item that he/she needs to try! *Non-Halal

    Great to bring over to cold countries and Easy to make! Tell your Bestie to share the local love with their friends by whipping up this tasty soup dish. 

    This particular brand has also drawn many locals and celebrities like Jay Chou, Gary Kang and Chow Yun Fatt to enjoy their peppery Bak Kut Teh.

    Did you know: Bak Kut Teh has 2 common types -

    The Teochew style, which is light in color but uses more pepper and garlic in the soup.

    The Hoklo (Hokkien), uses a variety of herbs and soy sauce creating a more fragrant, textured and darker soup.

    Where to buy

    Message Us! SG Style   if you need help getting this!
    – SG Style Food | www.sgstyle.sg (Same-Day Delivery to Hotel)
    – Outram Park Bak Kut Teh Outlets | www.yahuabakkutteh.com/
    – CK Departmental Stores

    5. Durian Creme Brulee -The Singapore Dessert, $54 for box of 6

    Singapore Souvenir | Durian Creme Bule
    Credit: The Quarters

    Which one are you?

    Some adore it, some run in terror when they smell it. The King of fruits.

    By marrying the freshest durians with one of the finest Eurpoean desserts, The Quarters have done a splendid job creating The Duriancanboleh (Durian Creme Brulee), with it's slightly torched goodness.

    "Best Tasting Durian I have had", The Quarters have managed to convert some Durian haters into loving this creme Brulee! 

    Did you know: Due to the Fragrant/Pungent smell of Durians in Singapore, you either love or hate Durians. Either way, it is a must-try fruit in Singapore. 

    Where can I get it? 
    Message Us! SG Style   if you need help getting this!
    The Quarters -
    Icon Village

    6. Yamie Pre-Mixed Rice - Chicken Rice , $3.45

    Yamie Singapore Chicken Rice - Singapore Souvenir

    Love Singapore Chicken Rice but can't dabao  (take away) overseas?

    Your Favorite Singaporean Rice Dishes in a box!

    Made from quality grains and stringent formula, Yamie has made it easy for you to whip up tasty Chicken Rice without the hassle of preparing the rice!

    Just add 150g of chicken, teaspoon of salt, soya sauce & water to the rice cooker with this pack!

    Watch the cooking demonstration here!

    Did you know: Chicken Rice is considered one of the national dishes of Singapore and also arguably being the most popular one. 

    Serves 2 people

    Rice has been cleaned and treated, just add water & cook!

    Clear instructions on the flap

    Where can I get it?
    Message Us! SG Style  if you need help getting this!
    - Online @ SG Style | https://www.sgstyle.sg
    - Selected Supermarkets in Singapore

    7. Prima Taste Sauce Kit - Laksa, $8.50

    Singapore Laksa Sauce Kit - Singapore Souvenir
    Credit: Prima Taste

    Prima Taste Laksa Ready-to-Cook Sauce Kit helps you quickly and easily create a rich noodle dish with a blend of fresh spices and herbs. This delicious, classic dish features rice noodles typically topped with seafood, in an aromatic coconut-flavoured soup. It contains no artificial colourings or added preservatives.

    Did you know: This rich noodle dish is created with a blend of fresh spices and herbs. Featuring rice noodles typically topped with seafood in an aromatic coconut-flavoured soup, also known as Singapore Curry Laksa.

    Serves 2-3 people

    Creates authentic laksa that can be found at hawker centres

    Medium spicyness

    Where can I get it?
    Message Us! SG Style  if you need help getting this!
    - Online @ SG Style | https://www.sgstyle.sg
    - All Supermarkets in Singapore 

    8. The 1872 Clipper Tea - A Sip of Singapore, $29.00 

    Singapore Souvenir SG Style - Sip of SingaporeCredit: ClipperTea.com.sg

    Designed as a souvenir of Singapore, The 1872 Clipper Tea Co brewed up this gift set to relax the senses for the workaholics.

    A Sip of Singapore comprises of 2 tins of tea, Garden Tea and Orchid Tea. This duo is an apt representation of Singapore, fondly known as a City in a Garden.

    Did you know
    : B.P. de Silva set up a jewelry boutique in Singapore on High Street on 1872. As having tea is a daily ritual for relaxation and enjoyment, he wanted to enhance his customers’ appreciation of jewelry with tea.
    Where can I get it?
    Message Us! SG Style  if you need help getting this!
    Online @ www.sgstyle.sg
    Naiise Outlets

    9. Singapore Flag Tote Bag$30.00

    Declare your love for Singapore with the Singapore Flag Tote Bag!

    Instead of letting it hang out on our HDB Flats, why not let it hang out with you and your friends!

    Also, stop fumbling around for your keys and phones with these ever-useful slip pockets.

    Keep your valuables secure with the seclusive side-zip beside the beautiful flag.

    Where can I get it?
    Message Us! SG Style  if you need help getting this!
    Online @ www.sgstyle.sg

    10. Tiger Balm, $5.90
    Tiger Balm | Singapore Souvenir
    Image @ Tiger Balm

    Rub away aches, pains and other ailments with this cure-all herbal ointment, formulated by Chinese herbalist Aw Chu Kin in the 1870s.

    Did you know: Haw Par Villa also known as the Tiger Balm Gardens, is named after brothers Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par. It is an oriental-style theme park located on the grounds of a hillside villa of the same name that was located along Pasir Panjang Road in the southwestern part of Singapore.
    Where can I get it?
    Message Us! SG Style  if you need help getting this!
    Any Watson Outlets in Singapore

    11. LOVESG, Swimming Merlion Ice Cube Tray, $19.90

    Singapore Souvenir | Merlion Ice Tray
    Credit: LoveSG

    Almost every tourist comes to Singapore knows about the Merlion..

    Now you can make your own Merlions!

    Watch the merlion ice cubes swim in your drink or get creative and use the moulds for making jellies and chocolates.

    Whatever you make, we're pretty sure it'll be putting smiles on peoples faces.

    • Suitable for Ice cubes, agar agar, jellies, chocolates
    • Material: Silicone
    • Size of each mould: 3.4cm x 7.0cm
    • Number of moulds: 6

    Where can I get it? 

    Message Us! SG Style  if you need help getting this!
    Online @ LoveSG

    12. MOFO Chilli - Gunpowder Gift Pack, $24.00

    MOFO Gunpowder Gift Pack - Singapore Souvenir
    Credit: MOFO Chili

    Find your overseas friends loving Singapore's Chilli?  

    Get ready to have a blast with them MOFO Gunpowder!

    It is also Halal and vegetarian-friendly!

    Store in cool and dry condition. Once opened, consume within 1 year.

    Did you know: This is for the Singaporeans who love it spicy.

    Contains Chili, Salt and Onion

    Available as a gift pack for the Chili lovers

    Add a Tinge of Spiciness on the food you love!

    Where can I get it?
    Message Us! SG Style   if you need help getting this!
    - Online @ MOFO Chili 
    - ISETAN SCOTTS (Lido Shaw)

    - MEGAFASH outlets
    - Naiise outlets

    13. The Forest Factory- Baby Mer Mer the Merlion, , $22.90

    Singapore Souvenir | Merlion Plushie
    Credit:  Naiise

    Who loves their Chou Chou?

    For those who'd like to share their childhood memories with your friends from overseas,
    meet Baby Mer Mer the Merlion, a little merlion that will surely put a smile on your face and undeniably hug-gable!

    Dimensions: 18.5cm x15.5cm x 5.5cm

    Material: Ultra Soft Velboa

    Where can I get it? 

    Message Us! SG Style   if you need help getting this!
    Naiise Outlets
    - The Cathay

    14. Perfect Fit - Love, Singapore (3D Puzzle), $59.00

    Singapore Souvenir | 3D Puzzle

    Credit: PerfectFit.sg

    Have a friend who absolutely love piecing puzzles together?

    Help him/her bring home this unique puzzle artwork of Singapore!

    A set with 8 different illustrations of special icons of Singapore - Clarke Quay River, HDB Flats and even the MRT!

    These puzzles make memorable and provide a fun experience as a souvenir for your friend,

    Made with snug interlocking plastic pieces, these puzzles can be assembled without the application of puzzle glue.

    You can also join the puzzles together with the provided hinge pieces to form a standing and foldable display.

    No of pieces: 40 pieces x 8 designs (320 pieces) 

    Where can I get it? 

    Message Us! SG Style  if you need help getting this!
    - Online @ Perfect Fit

    15. CCIDEER Orchid & The World Collection - Dancing Lady & Naked Lad , $119.90

    Naked Lad Meets Dancing Orchid

    Rain or shine, this beauty can go through the 4 seasons with your overseas friend!

    Waterproof and designed with intricacy, you may be able to notice 2 flowers, one with a Yellow dress & one which looks like a Naked lad.

    These 2 flowers belong to different species entirely and expresses the harmony in multi-racial Singapore.  

    Did you know
    When one’s heart is empty, a paradise filled with beautiful flowers emerges.

    Inspired by Orchid Life, the handbag series spreads the message to the whole world.

    To achieve a joyous & healthy life, One needs to clear her mind like the empty petals, be able to contain others like the rushing river and gain satisfaction from within.

    Original Singapore Design with Advanced German Technology for Quality assurance.

    Waterproof Canvas Bag so that your valuables don't get wet in the rain!

    Eye-catching design with a beautiful story! 

    Where can I get it?
    Message Us! SG Style   if you need help getting this!
    - Online @ SG Style | https://www.sgstyle.sg/orchidbags

    Still want more? Check out our Singapore Souvenir Ultimate Guide 2017 for 81 local souvenirs and where to get them!

    Which is your favourite Singaporean gift? And let us know if we missed out any distinctly Singaporean gift ideas too!

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