7. Decoration Items and Curios
Singapore has a vibrant art scene, so it’s not surprising that decoration items are also popular must-buys from Singapore. Decoration items and curios such as statues, wall decorations, and chocolates are always popular for those who want to take home a piece of Singapore with them.
Of course, perhaps the most in-demand statue and decorative piece from Singapore is the mythical creature called Merlion, which has become a symbol of this country. You can buy all sorts of decoration items depicting the Merlion—key chains, statues, display plates and a lot more—almost everywhere, including popular tourist destinations like Sentosa. However, if you want a bargain, Chinatown offers the cheapest prices, but the quality of the products is still superb.
If you have some money to spare, you can go for customized decoration items. Stone Carving, a shop located along Harper Road, specializes in customized stone gifts, stone statues and other stone decorations. The shop’s work with religious stone statues is especially impeccable.
Other curious you can buy from Singapore include paper kites and parasols, calligraphy, wooden boxes, and posters. There’s a shop aptly called The Attic along Scotts Road that specializes on these. You can fill your luggage faster than you realize once you start shopping in Singapore.