Raffles Heritage perfume for awesome personal gifts from Singapore travel visits? Looking for something unique to bring back from Singapore? Get some unique orchid-scented perfumes and fragrances from Singapore Memories! Orchid is Singapore’s national flower and this shop uses native local orchids and therapeutic orchids in their products. Other gifts suggestion: Travel back in time as you head to a Munch Munch store. The shop sells a variety of Singapore-exclusive snacks and toys from the pre-Internet era! Bring home a Singaporean childhood memory with you, especially the famous (and addictive) iced gems and little mantou biscuits (from SGD 2) Aside from sweet treats, you can also find savoury snacks such as prawn chips and chilli-flavoured tapioca chips (from SGD 2). Bring back the inner child in you as Munch Munch also sells candies and toys from the past! Disclaimer: Some snacks may not be Halal-certified however their products especially their biscuits are usually Muslim-friendly as they do not contain pork, lard or alcohol. But do check the list of ingredients or enquire with the staff before purchasing them. We advise you to dine at your own discretion.
Opened in 1937, this weird and wonderful park was named after its owners, Aw Boon Haw and Aw Boon Par, the brothers who made their fortune from the acclaimed cure-all ointment Tiger Balm. Multicoloured statues and tableaux – some looking rather neglected – depict scenes from Chinese mythology. The highlight is the Ten Courts of Hell (responsible for childhood nightmares for generations of Singaporeans) where dioramas showing human sinners being punished in a variety of hideous and bloodthirsty ways – in extremely gory and graphic detail. It’s a safe bet that you will never see anything like it anywhere else.
You can never have too many fragrance options. Even if the perfume recipient already has a signature scent, chances are they will be delighted to add another fragrance to their collection. Because the signature notes found in perfumes have such a wide range, having several different scents ensures you’ll always have the right one for any occasion. For night time, try a scent with musk, vanilla or heavier flowers like jasmine. Daytime scents tend to be lighter and floral-based, so look for notes of freesia and grapefruit if that’s what you have in mind.
Sir Raffles had a deep fascination for the diversity and he discovered a vast number of plants and animals in this region. The Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research was established from Raffles’ ideals in the 1800s. Today it’s called ‘Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum’ and houses the great zoological collection called ‘Raffles Collection’. We have taken some of these native plants and bring you “Raffles’ Heritage” to honor his contribution to Singaporean and Asian flora. Fun fact: Several plants are named after Sir Raffles, the most exotic of which is Rafflesia – World’s largest flower with no stem, no leaves and no root! Unfortunately, we couldn’t use it in our room fragrance. Smell it, if you want to know why! Read additional info on best room aroma singapore.
Raffles Hotel: This luxurious colonial-style hotel has a long history dating back to 1887 and has become one of the most important landmarks in Singapore. Its famous guests include Elizabeth Taylor, Queen Elizabeth II and the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The Raffles Hotel features 103 suites and 18 distinctive restaurants and bars as well as an arcade with over 40 boutiques and stores (think Louis Vuitton and Tiffany & Co.) Many come for the Raffles Bar experience and you can be sure to enjoy the best Singapore Sling in town. After all, it was actually invented here, and they’ve had almost 100 years of experience at making them.
Budget-friendly: As compared to other options of gifts available in perfume range, miniature ones are quite affordable. The gift pack looks expensive with its high-quality plastic box and carry case, but it is very budget friendly. You can get them in bulk without going overboard with your costing. Apart from all these benefits, there are a couple more aspects that make miniature fragrances best corporate gifts. A sacred plant to many cultures, cedar has been used both to purify and drive out negative energy, as well as bring in good influences. It is often burnt to bless a new house just as people are moving in. Quite possibly the best-known ceremonial smudge plant, sage used for meditation, cleansing and purification. Many people burn it throughout their homes after a fight or to cleanse the energy left behind by a negative person.
Many orchids have been found to have medicinal properties, whether used in drugs, taken due to tonic potential, or used to cure chapped skin and bleeding sores. For example, Salep, a drug made from orchids Orchis Mascula and Orchis Militaris, was once extremely popular in Turkey. It was and is used in the Turkish ice cream bastani. Salep flour was also used in desserts and beverages mainly in the Ottoman empire, and in Syria and Palestine, it is a traditional winter beverage. Another instance is dendrobium, an orchid that is taken because of its tonic potential. Dried Dendrobium is believed to possess medicinal properties that can help treat cancer, strengthen the immune system, and improve eyesight.
Getting to St John’s & Lazarus requires a little bit of advanced planning. Scheduled ferries from Marina South Pier (SG$18/US$13 per person for a return ticket) take about 30 minutes to get to the island. There are no stores on the island, so bring enough water, snacks and sunscreen for the day. When you get to the beautiful crescent beach and swim in the crystal clear waters of one of Singapore’s nicest beaches, you’ll be glad you made the effort to get out here! Little India is one of Singapore’s cultural enclaves, and the recently launched Little India Heritage Walks are a good way to explore the area. It’s a sensory overload with endless streams of colours, sounds and scents. If you’re not too squeamish, walk around the wet market located on the first floor of the Tekka Market, or take up Anthony Bourdain’s challenge of going on a scavenger hunt inside Mustafa’s, a 24 hour store where you can apparently buy anything. Read even more info on this website.