Brands we grew up with, emerging makers and special SG50 designs. Go on, #SupportLocal right in your kitchen.
Hush TeaBar’s artisanal tea cups + TeaMoods
Sip on specially concocted blends of Sri Lankan loose tea leaves to suit your desired state of mind (Freshly Tranquil, Delectably Robust, Undoubtedly Quirky, Sweetly Intimate) from this local initiative that works with the deaf to bring our busy selves into a calm, meditative state of mind. Each tea cup is handcrafted from clay.
$18 (cup) + $22 (per TeaMood), enquire at www.hushteabar.com
Supermama + STUCK + Meykrs’ Souvenirs from Singapore
Keep your eyes peeled for this inspired collection of 50 Singapore memorabilia that will be officially launched on SG50 Day (7 Aug). We can’t wait to collect the kopi bag mug, ‘chicken rice’ plate, and the fitting ‘yum seng’ bottle opener.
$10 or $20 per item, from Supermama store, www.supermamastore.com/ss
S-Cube Porcelain Tumbler (Novelty Series SY-051A)
This Singaporean maker prides itself on its tumblers’ non-toxic porcelain interiors. The chemical free inner coat doesn’t retain smells or stains, and is suitable for all kinds of drinks. Bring your fave beverage to the Padang, it’ll stay hot/cold for up to five hours.
$52.70 for 250ml (U.P. $79), from www.s-cubebrand.com
AKIRA 18-in-1 Multi-purpose Rice Cooker RK-S4018
With 25 years of market experience, this homegrown brand really understands how much we need perfect rice. This smart kitchen helper brings the carbo staple through six stages for nutritious, soft and fluffy grains every time. It can also make stews, cakes and even pizzas.
$79 (U.P. $129) from all Giant outlets (www.giantsingapore.com.sg) and BIGBOX Singapore (1 Venture Ave)
Homeproud Electric Cordless Kettle HP17
Need hot water in a pinch? Look to FairPrice, our largest supermarket chain. This 1.7-litre housebrand appliance has boil-dry safety protection and a handy auto shut-off feature. Great for brewing that instant kopi, sock teh or warm Milo to dunk your so da piah in.
$23.90 (till 16 Sept, U.P. $26.90) from FairPrice Xtra and other selected supermarkets, www.fairprice.com.sg
LOVE SG Coins Coaster Set
Put your drink where your SGD is. These gigantic $1, 50-cent, 20-cent and 5-cent ‘coins’ showcase quirky Singapore with excellent functionality. Made of water repellent surface coat, rigid wood middle, and cork backing. Wonderful as souvenirs.
$19.90 from Naiise, naiise.com/products/coinscoaster-set
REDMAN’s Katy Sue Designs Silicon Moulds
That iconic crimson silhouette standing inside a blue circle is the logo of Phoon Huat’s unmissable housebrand. The manufacturer and supplier of baking ingredients and bakeware has been honing its craft for over six decades. Perk up a garden party with this Design A Hat cupcake mould–great for crafting your NDP picnic centrepiece.
$21.30 from Phoon Huat, available at 11 outlets including #02-01 Buona Vista MRT Station, 100 North Buona Vista Road
Aztech Soup Maker ASM800
We can always count on this since-1986 SGX-listed company. Great-tasting soups aside, bet you didn’t know their 1.7 litre soup maker can churn out a strawberry smoothie or an avocado salad dressing too. Use it also to blend or pulse drinks or relishes, and heat/boil food and beverages.
$99 from various outlets including the Aztech Showroom #01-05, 31 Ubi Road 1