7 Souvenir Items to Bring From Singapore  

Whether you’re a local visiting friends of family overseas or a tourist trying to bring home a piece of Singapore with you, these 7 items are what you ought to get.

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  1. Bakkwa (BBQ Meat)

Barbecued slices of marinated meat – usually pork, but sometimes beef – bakkwa started out as a local favorite dish and has gone on to become a kind of traditional gift Singaporeans exchange during the Chinese New Year. Price is at $45–79 per kilo.

  1. Singapore Pressed Pennies

For $2 for each press, you can have a penny or other coins elongated, which makes for cool, unique souvenirs. Press machines are found in popular tourist spots all over the island.

  1. Souvenirs with Miniature Merlion

Nothing says you’ve been to Singapore like items featuring our country’s icon, the Merlion. With prices ranging from $2 to $20, merlion souvenirs include snow globes, fridge magnets, statuettes, pictures frames and even sweets.

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  1. Singapore Sling

First concocted about 80 years ago at the Raffles Hotel Long Bar, the refreshing Singapore Sling has reached an international popularity. At $30– 80 per bottle, this drink is one of the coolest and classiest souvenir you can bring to your friends abroad.

  1. Laksa Paste

If you’re brining something for a fellow Singaporean who wants a taste of home, Laksa paste is the item to get. This noodle soup sells for just $5–10 per bottle.

  1. Kaya

Kaya is another Singaporean favorite that has an international appeal. It’s a special coconut jam that best placed on bread to make kaya toast, which is practically the country’s official breakfast.

  1. Golden Orchid

RISIS has 6 branches in the island, and all are making this popular souvenir, which is basically an orchid plated in gold. At just $60, it’s an ideal gift for a loved one.

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