Souvenir Shopping, Singapore

It would be a pity to leave Singapore without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Singapore, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.
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Souvenir Shopping Map

Guide Name: Souvenir Shopping
Guide Location: Singapore » Singapore (See other walking tours in Singapore)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.8 km
Author: Daniel
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Ya Kun Kaya Toast - China Street

1) Ya Kun Kaya Toast - China Street

What to buy here: Ya Kun Kaya.

In the early 1900s, half-boiled eggs, toast and a cup of coffee or tea were a favourite for breakfast among coolies, merchants and even businessmen in Singapore. To this date, this breakfast set is still the popular among the old and young alike. But what exactly is the Ya Kun Kaya? Simply put, it is an egg and coconut jam to die for! Made out of high qualitative ingredients, comprising coconut milk, sugar, eggs and fragrant pandan, this jam is the best way to...   view more
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Chinatown Heritage Centre

2) Chinatown Heritage Centre

What to buy here: Merlion Statuette.

The Merlion is the official mascot of Singapore, representing Singapore's origin as a fishing village in the past and Singapore's original name, Singapura. Merlions are thought to be mythical creatures with the body of a fish and the head of a lion. In itself, it is the very representation of Singapore, and one cannot say they've been to Singapore unless they've seen the Merlion statue currently located in Merlion Park II. The Merlion...   view more
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Singapore Handicraft Centre

3) Singapore Handicraft Centre

What to buy here: Traditional Musical Instruments.

In olden days, musical instruments were used primarily for the entertainment of royalty or important guests. Today, they can serve as unique and melodious, sweet-sounding gifts for music lovers and collectors alike. Instruments such as the pipa or liuqin are of portable size and are hence easy to carry around. Trying to promote its traditional values and music, Singapore has its own Pipa society which is non-governmental organization trying...   view more
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RISIS gift galleries

4) RISIS gift galleries

What to buy here: Risis Orchid.

The orchid because a uniquely Singaporean gift in the 1960s, when a Singaporean chemist came upon the idea of preserving beautiful orchids as a gift for his fiancée. After a series of experiments, the RISIS orchid was born – a fresh orchid preserved in a coat of copper, nickel and finally, pure 24 carat gold. The RISIS orchid is a gift that perfectly captures Singapore's natural beauty and her rich Asian heritage. It comes in various forms, such as the...   view more
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Arab Street

5) Arab Street

What to buy here: Batik Textiles.

Many of the traditional dresses across the ethnic cultures in Singapore, such as the Peranakan, Indian and Malay cultures, are made from batik-textiles. Actually Indonesian Batik which is also widely used and found in Singapore was designated by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. These unique textiles are typically both colorful and full of interesting patterns. Not only are the designs many, but they are extremely...   view more
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Jamal Kazura Aromatics

6) Jamal Kazura Aromatics

Traditional & Custom Made Perfumes.

Fragrances and perfumes are unique to each culture in Singapore, and some cultures even believe that natural oils have medicinal or healing properties. In fact, different perfumes are specially made for different occasions. Mixing perfume oils is a fine art that has been preserved by each respective culture over the many years. The Egyptians were the first to use perfume followed by the ancient Chinese, who proudly continue the art of mixing different...   view more
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Mustafa Shopping Centre

7) Mustafa Shopping Centre

What to buy here: Local Snacks / Pastes.

If there's one thing that Singapore is famous worldwide for, it would definitely be its food. Every ethnic culture in Singapore boasts its own variety of snacks and pastes, and given the many races in Singapore, it is no surprise that one would be spoilt for choice here. Popular snacks such as the Chinese kueh, Malay chempedak and goreng pisang, and Indian jalebi and kesari are a few of the favourites among locals and foreigners alike. Recommended...   view more

Walking Tours in Singapore, Singapore

Create Your Own Walk in Singapore

Create Your Own Walk in Singapore

Creating your own self-guided walk in Singapore is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Romantic Singapore Walking Tour

Romantic Singapore Walking Tour

Singapore is both romantic and exotic. With its multicultural population it offers great cuisine. Due to its location, its seascape and cityscape are unique and make Singapore an absolutely romantic place. Enjoy romantic and intimate moments by visiting the places mentioned in this self-guided tour:

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 km
Art Galleries of Singapore Walking Tour

Art Galleries of Singapore Walking Tour

Singapore Art is a mixture of the art of the Asian nations that compose its population. There are a lot of marine landscapes and island idylls. Just take the self-guided tour that follows in order to explore and discover Southeast Asian art.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km
Singapore: Colonial District Cultural Walking Tour

Singapore: Colonial District Cultural Walking Tour

Singapore's culture is a combination of Chinese, Hindu, Arab and other cultures. People living in Singapore are immigrants from different parts of the world. This self-guided tour will lead you through the Colonial District also known as the Civic District, where you can see how these different cultures were integrated to make up this city-state's culture.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Shopping Areas Walking Tour of Singapore

Shopping Areas Walking Tour of Singapore

Singapore being a melting pot of Asian nations, you can pick up stuff from all across Asia here. This self-guided tour will take you through pedestrian shopping plazas, historical shop-houses in Chinatown and local ethnic markets. Enjoy!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
City Orientation Walking Tour

City Orientation Walking Tour

For centuries, the island city-state of Singapore has been a melting pot of Asian cultures: Chinese, Indian, Malay and Arab, prompting men and women from various parts of the continent to come and make it their home. Legacy of that fusion lives on today in the harmony of a multicultural society, making Singapore a one of a kind tourist destination which offers visitors a truly unforgettable experience. This self-guided tour will take you through some of the most popular tourist attractions of Singapore.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.3 km
Singapore: Colonial District National Monuments Walking Tour

Singapore: Colonial District National Monuments Walking Tour

The Colonial District was founded by Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles on the east bank of the Singapore River. There are monuments that are recognized all over the world as symbols of Singapore and they evoke the city-state's rich historical past. This self-guided tour will lead you to the most famous national monuments of the Colonial District:

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km

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