7 true blue Singaporean novelties you gotta have

SOUVENIRS FROM SINGAPORE, an SG50 collection of local-until-cannot-more-local trinkets/memorabilia/objets d’art conceptualised by Singapore design agency Supermama. All 50 products are great, but here are our favourites

1.  Kopi Bag Mug
1. Kopi Bag Mug
06 Aug 2015

1. Kopi Bag Mug

Ever tried stuffing your plastic bag of kopi in a normal mug, only to have it all spill out? This mug conveniently fits a bag of da bao kopi or teh, with zero stuffage and spillage. But probably not so great for use as a normal mug, hor?

2. Chope Magnetic Key Chain
2. Chope Magnetic Key Chain
06 Aug 2015

2. Chope Magnetic Key Chain

Why use plain ol’ tissue paper when you can go glam with this magnetic detachable Chope sign? After using, simply stick back onto your keyring and carry on your smug, self-satisfied way.

3.  EZ-Link MRT + Bus washi tapes
3. EZ-Link MRT + Bus washi tapes
06 Aug 2015

3. EZ-Link MRT + Bus washi tapes

If you’re working on a scrapbook project about the Singapore transport system, these washi tapes are just the thing you need. And if you’re not, well, they make quirky envelope sealers or gift wrappers.

4. Dragon Playground Doorstop
4. Dragon Playground Doorstop
06 Aug 2015

4. Dragon Playground Doorstop

This nostalgic reminder of our childhood playgrounds is re-imagined as the humble but useful doorstop. Enter the dragon!

5. Complain King pencils
5. Complain King pencils
06 Aug 2015

5. Complain King pencils

More likely to provide a chuckle or two on your desk than actually be used to write anything. Because these days everything also on the computer — see until eyes pain, lor. (Yes, we’re No. 1 at complaining.)

6.  Void Deck Chess Dish
6. Void Deck Chess Dish
06 Aug 2015

6. Void Deck Chess Dish

Modelled after those void deck tables with built-in chess boards. Put peanuts in this dish and go eat at the void deck with your kakis. Chess game optional.

7.  Kopitiam Chair
7. Kopitiam Chair
06 Aug 2015

7. Kopitiam Chair

These pocket-sized versions of the ubiquitous red and white kopitiam chairs come in a pack of three, and make good seats for, um, Barbie dolls and those Japanese Fuchiko dolls some people like to collect.

All priced at $10 or $20 per item. Ten of the Souvenirs from Singapore have been soft-launched, while the full set will be launched on Aug 7. They are available at the Supermama store at the Singapore Art Museum and online at www.supermamastore.com.

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