Gift Idea for out-of-towner


Zichar

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Tend to get gifts from Risis or even Royal Selangor for friends abroad; has a more local touch. Not really very expensive, looks classy too.
Going off for work again soon, thought I'd .. diversify :bsmilie: Anyone else with other ideas?
 

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Tend to get gifts from Risis or even Royal Selangor for friends abroad; has a more local touch. Not really very expensive, looks classy too.
Going off for work again soon, thought I'd .. diversify :bsmilie: Anyone else with other ideas?
how abt a nice plate of fried horfun from zichar?
 

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Most souvenirs you can find here are kinda tacky unless they're ridiculously expensive with a 'designer label'. Maybe you should buy them ready to make Singaporean fare so they can try making it themselves? Or buy something from Creative for them? :bsmilie: "made in Singapore" pffthahaha.. I'm sorry I don't think about our culture and traditions! :(
 

Zichar

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Yikes watch-winder?! Preferably with local flavour please

Haha ... I find food tough(er) to buy for someone, especially Caucasian. Not sure exactly of food preferences
Bought vacuum-packed bak kwa just recently to Japan for my friends. To which I naively declared to customs
The guy shook his head apologetically and seemingly reluctantly put his index fingers into an X to tell me that's a no-no and had to be confiscated
Then again I've bought chicken rice chilli from Boon Tong Kee before...
 

Zichar

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lol Probably get detained at customs
Really nothing that screams Singapore meh?
Wife told me to try looking at TWG teas
 

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ok jokes aside, Tiger Balm ointments and patches have always been a highly appreciated gift for those who are active in sports and the elderly with joint pains

SQ uniform for little girls

Singapore 'Fine' t-shirts

Orchids in a Capsule

Singapore Mint coin sets (the regular non gold non silver ones are very affordable

Books by Singapore authors
 

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Zichar

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I've also bought the cooking pastes before from Prima, was well received.
But food's always tricky.

Cool, thanks ed; very handy list. Ah Singapore Mint! Sounds good, gonna check it out later
 

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little live orchid seedlings sold in tubes at the Botanical Gardens Orchid Garden gift shop not bad too..... can be cultivated to full adult size
 

de_stan

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Some are certainly not cheap, can be from a few $k to a few hundred $k
but its like comparing a BMW or Audi with a Toyota, your buying good craftmanship and asthetics.
If anybody is interested can msg me.

beautiful! that's really nice dude! are they old grandfather clocks?

err that would be out of anyone's budget for a gift though... :bsmilie:
 

Zichar

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Nothing in the Mint caught my eye
Made a trip to TWG and got a box of Singapore Breakfast Tea, packaging is pretty decent
The Orchid Garden seedlings sound really cool, but live plants probably can't simply be brought in to any country, can they?
Oh yeah the pandan cakes, my colleague buys boxes of that from Bengawan Solo everytime she goes home, says they're very well-received???
 

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the Tonkat Ali 3-in-1 coffee+ginseng+Tongkat Ali is some powerful stuff from Gold Choice and Nescafe

I doubt if you can find this easily outside of Singapore and Malaysia

I send loads of it to friends in Florida
 

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the Tonkat Ali 3-in-1 coffee+ginseng+Tongkat Ali is some powerful stuff from Gold Choice and Nescafe

I doubt if you can find this easily outside of Singapore and Malaysia

I send loads of it to friends in Florida
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:...i bought a few of this back to singapore from my hometown of kuching...some of the flavour not sold in singapore especially the nescafe one...very well received by singaporean frens..now every year have to buy when go back cny :sweat::sweat:
 

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