SG50 Souvenirs to Celebrate Singapore’s 50th Birthday14 December, 2015
This year, Singapore celebrated 50 years of independence with a series of pulsating activities. As the SG50 year of festivities and concerts draws to an end, there are still some lovely limited-edition collectibles available to commemorate the occasion. Grab these souvenirs quickly, because they won’t be around for forever. Plus, you will surely want something to remember the festivities before SG50 comes to an official close!
dENiZEN Special Edition T-shirt
Thousands of T-shirt designs were submitted by Singaporeans, and five were chosen as by dENiZEN to commemorate SG50. The T-shirts have messages like: “Let’s Ride the Next Wave” and “Our Vibrant Culture,” and are perfect for showing off Singapore’s colours at any of the celebrations (red and white, of course). And since there are five to choose from, they are also great gifts for friends and family.
LOVE SG Coin Coaster Set
You may not be able to spend the LOVE SG Coin Coaster Set, but they do make great conversation starters. Each coaster is fashioned after a real coin, so they will look great on your desk or coffee table. You will be able to enjoy refreshing drinks that won’t leave a mark on your furniture! The coin coasters come in a set of four, so there is no need for your mah-jong buddies to fight over these auspicious mascots to start a game.
What better symbol of Singapore than the merlion, the city’s grand icon? And what better way to eat a traditional Singaporean meal than alongside the gracious creature? The beautifully designed Merlion Set is definitely a stylish addition to your dining table. The dark blue colour of the sea stands out against the merlion’s scales on these gorgeous plates, and you will certainly impress your dinner guests with these cutlery. You cannot help but feel the pride in Singapore’s transformation into a vibrant city-state as you entertain your guests, and this will be a constant reminder of SG50 for years to come.
The Singapore Mint
Coin collectors should know that The Singapore Mint has unveiled a series of three commemorative coins that mark the nation’s 50th year of independence. As you add these to your extensive collection and show them off to friends and family, you’re reminded of the meaningful theme of “Education, Building Our Nation Together” expressed through this set of coins. The images on the $2 cupro-nickel coin depict students learning in different ways before the background of the Bukit Panjang Government High School. The $5 silver coin shows students at the Institute of Technical Education, while the $50 gold coin features teachers guiding students in a primary school. The coins are beautifully designed and come in a special case to easily display in your home.
Monogram Rouge Petite Malle
Even the high-end brands are involved with the SG50 fun. Louis Vuitton has created a limited-edition purse, whose red trim will shine when you walk into the party, making any reveller immediately jealous. This gorgeous clutch has been re-imagined in Singapore’s favourite colour with a royal rouge leather trim and golden metal parts. Each has a special monogram to remember the party: “Limited Edition Singapore Jubilee 2015.” Only 38 of these are available worldwide, so act fast if you want to bring home this exclusive souvenir.