Just like every other event this year, National Day will be celebrated a little differently – but the Singapore spirit is far from dampened. Celebrating Singapore’s National Day usually involves gathering with family and friends to watch the parade and fireworks. Despite that, staying in can be as fun with several things to do indoors to celebrate this very special day. As we commemorate our nation’s 56th birthday, here are a few ideas and Singapore-themed souvenir designs for you to make it extra meaningful for your stay-home celebration.
Fly the Singapore flag from your window and dress up in red and white colours to set the mood this holiday. From your cushions to the little trinkets at home, here are some examples to how you can spice up our humble abode with festive colours.
Finding a convenient and stylish way to store your spices at home while still preserving its freshness? Introducing Jiak, a bean-shaped sauce dish and holder designed by Creativeans as part of the Treasures of The Little Red Dot project. Gearing towards sustaining our local industries, this project was launched to create awareness of Singapore designs and facilitate positive exchanges between the international audience and Singaporean designers.
Jiak’s design takes its inspiration from local culture where spices and sauces are adorned and treasured. Jiak keeps these treasures safe and accessible, while serving as a chopsticks and spoon holder. It is a perfect take-home souvenir with locally-inspired packaging designs, portraying the various spices commonly used in Singapore to evoke a homely feel. Find out more about the collection here.
I Love SG Bears
A little souvenir from Singapore for your own home. Show your love for Singapore with these adorable I Love SG miniature teddy bears dressed in red. A very timeless and nostalgic keepsake produced by us at Creativemark, a Singapore manufacturing company, to bring out this sense of comfort and warmth to your home.
What’s a Singapore celebration without food? Gather your loved ones and have a mini cosy gathering with delicious and sumptuous food (following the social distancing restrictions of course). Indulge in scrumptious meals and desserts that are inspired by local flavours such as Nasi Lemak, Satay, Bak Kut Teh, Ondeh Ondeh and even Cheng Teng.
Beeswax eco-friendly packaging
After a long day of feasting and celebrating, there is bound to be some leftovers. With that, keep your tasty leftovers fresh without contributing to plastic wastage by using these eco-friendly Organic Beeswax Wrap by SustainableSG in collaboration with Creativeans. These wraps are washable, reusable, and breathable, making it a perfect wrapper for your food to stay fresh for a longer duration.
They come in 5 Singapore-inspired designs such as Nasi Lemak that mimics the vibrant, eye-catching green of banana leaves that is a commonly used in food packaging and serving across Asia. It is definitely a more sustainable yet sentimental souvenir that serves as a memento to the $1.50 Nasi Lemak wrapped in fragrant banana leaves back in the olden days. These wraps come in other designs too such as HDB Life, Fine City, SG Treats and many more.
Now that you’ve got your refreshments and décor sorted, its time to consider the entertainment. Test your knowledge about Singapore facts and trivia with some online quizzes with the family. Have a go at the newly trending ‘The Singaporean Dream’ where you can reminisce childhood lingos and experiences with your family through an interactive card game.
Finally, walk down the musical memory lane by singing your hearts out to some national day classics and bop to the newer NDP tunes with the younger ones. Truly a nostalgic moment for the whole family.
Together, our SG Spirit. Given these trying times, it is important for us to continue to stay united to weather through the storm. Just because you’re home this year, doesn’t mean you should miss out on the festivities. Now, it is the best time to get some quality family bonding time, don your home with mementos and souvenirs that reminds you of Singapore and fill your stomachs with scrumptious food and treats!