Singapore - Post Report Question and Answers

Is this a "shopping post"? Are there interesting handicrafts, artwork, antiques, or other items that people typically buy there?

Can be. You can find textiles, woodwork, crafts, art, etc. from China, Malaysia, Indonesia, and India, reflecting the various ethnic groups and nationalities that have made their homes here. Peranakan culture is unique to the Straits region and has its own design language - definitely get some Peranakan tiles or other distinctive pieces here! - Mar 2022

Many Chinese and Indian items, but not a ton of Singapore items, as their culture is still so young. - Aug 2015

Food at the hawker centers. Regional travel. - Apr 2012

I found nothing unique in Singapore (though their slogan is "Uniquely Singapore) but loved shopping in Cambodia and Indonesia (textiles,pottery, wood work, furniture) - Nov 2011

There is not much that is uniquely Sinagporean. I think most people spend their money on plane tickets to travel in Asia. - Mar 2010

Sad to say, but 'unique local' is hard to come by in Singapore: it works in ways its neighbors can only dream of, but it's a cobbled-together culture whose values, at least as perceived by many outsiders, begin and end at financial success. - Dec 2008

Despite the tag line of - Aug 2008

Samba chili sauce and ice kachiang. - Jun 2008


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