Following the announcement of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) restrictions, the National Day Parade will now be held on 21 August 2021 instead of 9 August, the anniversary of Singapore’s independence in 1965. That doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate what it means to be a Singaporean.
In the spirit of this year’s slogan, "Together, Our Singapore Spirit", keep up with the festivities by celebrating the spirit of Singapore which has continued to keep us strong.
COVID-19 has made it even harder for small businesses to thrive. That's why it's become more important than ever to #ShopSmall, and above all, #ShopLocal! Support our local Singapore brands, designers, and makers now by taking home their innovative and uniquely Singaporean creations ranging from home accessories, kitchenware, postcards, and more. The best Singapore souvenirs and Singapore gifts that you can give yourself and loved ones.
1. Discuss Singapore’s landmarks and its diversity using art
The Scribolo poster is a great artistic activity for children who will recognise the Lion's City iconic locations, as well as a great tool for discussion on Singapore and its diversity.
This giant roll-out poster is 145 cm wide and 58 cm tall - that's actually larger than most of our kid artists! This unusual format places children at the heart of the drawing. With close to one square meter poster area, several children or family members can colour in together. And this will provide for hours and hours of creativity.
2. Show your pup some love with Chew Toy
This bite-sized squeaker will excite your furkid and offer some sensory fun to relief boredom.
Ang Ku Kueh, when translated literally, means Red Tortoise Cake, as the glutinous skin is moulded in the shape of a tortoise. It is considered an auspicious and culturally important food in the local Chinese community.
3. Inject some Singapore culture into your usual canvas tote
This canvas bag features the Peranakan Tiles commonly seen in shophouses.
A shophouse is a vernacular architectural building that is mostly two or three stories high, with a shop on the ground for mercantile activity and a residence above the shop. Traditional shophouses façade ornamentation draws inspiration from the Malay, Chinese and European traditions.
Other traditions include the use of Peranakan pastel coloured glazed tiles, often with floral or geometric motifs.
4. Add a page in your book of puns
We're almost certain these keychains will bring smiles to fellow commuters even during the rush hour commute.
LOVE SG is about great-looking goods with Singapore-centric designs. We draw our inspiration from all things in our backyard which give our country its distinct identity, be it intriguing laws which may seem peculiar to outsiders, or local lingo which leaves foreigners scratching their heads.
5. Enjoy snacks with none of the calories
Arguably Singapore’s favourite drink, bubble tea is a sweet, chewy drink originating in Asia that's growing in popularity around the world! Topped with a generous servings of pearls, along with the familiar oversized straw, the well-loved bubble tea is now available in a giant huggable size!
6. Brush up on your Singlish vocabulary
(Image Source: via Instagram @wetteeshirt)
Going beyond the traditional Singlish terms like lah and lei, Singlish tees like these will surely help you brush up your Singlish vocabulary.
One of Singaporean’s favourite food - Roti Prata. And it's totally awesome how they prepare the made by, knead and then tossing dough, have it KOSONG or add in ingredients like onions, eggs, cheese!
There is one thing, though, that divides us. Do you have your prata with curry and sugar?
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