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Bring home a piece of Singapore with these hip local souvenirs.

1. Singaporean badges

What do ‘kaypoh’, ‘huat ah’, and ‘kiasu’ mean? Get acquainted with the local lingo with these charming little badges, which come in 26 different designs.

The Little Dröm Store
#02-01 School of the Arts (SOTA)
1 Zubir Said Drive
www.thelittledromstore.com
(65) 6884 4651
Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut

2. Our neighbourhoods books

Explore the ins and outs of Singapore’s heartlands with this series of informative books, which features beautifully rendered sketches of Katong, Little India, Tiong Bahru, Toa Payoh, and Bedok

Woods in the Books
3 Yong Siak Street
www.epigrambooks.sg
(65) 6222 9980
Nearest MRT: Tiong Bahru

3. Ang Ku Kueh girl handmade soap

Inspired by the traditional Chinese pastry, this handmade soap looks almost good enough to eat – and with its refreshing berry scent, it smells even better.

Cat Socrates
#02-25 Bras Basah Complex
231 Bain Street
www.catsocrates.com.sg
(65) 6333 0870
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah

4. Democratic Society tableware

Definitely not your average mass-produced souvenir, this ceramic tableware collection by design company Democratic Society pays tribute to local icons like the HDB (Housing Development Board) flats and Vanda Miss Joaquim flower.

SUPERMAMA
265 Beach Road
www.supermama.sg
(65) 6291 1946

Nearest MRT: City Hall

5. Kult tote bag

Classic films that you know and love get a local twist with this series of tongue-in-cheek tote bags, featuring local neighbourhoods such as Balestier, Desker, and Buona Vista.

PACT (SPUR Hauswerks)
#02-14 Orchard Central
181 Orchard Road
www.visitpact.com
(65) 9627 7885
Nearest MRT: Somerset