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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 Strangely Singaporean series badges, which come in 26 different designs.

The Farm Store
#04-20
261 Waterloo Street
+65 6339 0609
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah

2. Books on: our neighbourhoods

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
+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
+65 6333 0870
Nearest MRT: Bras Basah

4. Democratic Society tableware

Definitely not your average mass-produced souvenir, this ceramic tableware series—the “Singapore Icons” collection—pays tribute to local icons like the HDB (Housing Development Board) flats and Vanda Miss Joaquim orchid.

Supermama
265 Beach Road
+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.

Kult Magazine
Blk C2-5 Emily Hill
11 Upper Wilkie Road
+65 6338 1066
Nearest MRT: Little India