15 Gifts For People Obsessed With Singapore
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Finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list can be a daunting task – even more so if some of those people are acquaintances and colleagues rather than close friends or family. To help you out with selecting gifts this holiday season, Culture Trip has put together a guide for the perfect gift for each person on your list who loves Singapore.
Annual Pass to Adventure Cove Waterpark
With 365 days a year of summer temperatures, you can never get tired of going to the waterpark. Adventure Cove features some exciting rides, including the water rollercoaster Riptide Rocket and Bluewater Bay wave pool. The annual pass also includes admission to the Rainbow Reef where you can snorkel and experience 20,000 fish up-close.
Annual Pass to Universal Studios Singapore
Universal Studios Singapore is the best amusement park on the island. The best part of unlimited passes is that you don’t feel like you need to go on all the rides in one day – this is especially important if you plan to be visiting on the weekends when the queues are long. This way you can go on one or two rides and then spend the afternoon on the beach.
Santa's All-Star Christmas & Universal Studio | Courtesy of Universal Studios Singapore
This annual pass is the perfect gift for animal lovers, giving unlimited access to the Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari, and Jurong Bird Park. The Singapore Zoo and River Safari are two of the best zoos in the world where planners have worked hard to create a natural environment for the animals. The Night Safari is a unique experience where visitors get to learn about the nocturnal habits of animals and experience them firsthand.
For The Social Butterfly
The Projector 10 Tickets Gift Pack
The Projector’s ’10 Tickets Gift Pack’ is the perfect gift for your hipster friend who’s hard to shop for. The Projector, located on Beach Road near Nichol Highway, is very different from your typical mainstream theater. They screen everything from cult classics to international films and even the occasional double bill. Don’t skip the rooftop bar, Golden X The Great Escape, either!
10 Ticket Gift Pack $105
Courtesy of The Projector
The Entertainer app is perfect for people who are always eating out and like to try new restaurants. They offer 1-for-1 deals at restaurants across the island, and the deals are excellent. For example, you can get 1-for-1 on the Prosecco brunch at Senso which saves you over $100. Right now, purchasing the app also comes with the app Cheers for 2017, which is the same idea but the 1-for-1 deals are for drinks instead of meals.
The Entertainer 2017 $95 (Early bird), $125
One of the hundreds of establishments with 1-for-1 offers in The Entertainer | Courtesy of Sarnies
EC Proof Cocktail Kit
You can skip going out to the bar when you have all the tools to make an immaculate cocktail at home. EC Proof, the latest venture by cocktail aficionados 28 HongKong Street, recently unveiled their cocktail crafting showroom, The Proof Flat. Here, you’ll find top-of-the-line spirits and mixers as well as beautiful gold and stainless steel cocktail crafting tools.
Purchases can only be made at The Proof Flat. Cocktail kits start at $129.
Courtesy of EC Proof
Singapore Tour on a Harley
Just like the name suggests, see Singapore from a new angle. The tour takes in all of Singapore’s icons: Marina Bay, the Civic District and more. Feel the power of the massive engine as you ride down the alleyways in older areas. Do note that riders must have a valid motorcycle license to ride on their own. The experience includes a sit-down dinner, road tolls, and petrol – everything you need for a perfect evening on a hog.
Fulfill your childhood dream of driving a supercar with Ultimate Drive. Their fleet includes Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and even a Maclaren that you can rent for either 15, 30 or 60 minutes. With the 15-minute package starting from your choice of Suntec or Marina Bay, you drive the same course that the F1 uses when it has its night street race here. With the longer packages, you can tour more of the island while driving an amazing car.
Books Actually Subscription Box
Local independent bookstore Books Actually recently started a subscription service. For those who are defiant in their love of reading physical books, this is the perfect gift. Visit the curator page to learn about the different reading styles of each curator, referred to as the Books Actually Elves, and choose the one that suits the person to whom you are sending the box, and then choose three, six or 12 months. Each month, the Books Actually Box comes with a book and some goodies from local vendors. Also, don’t worry if the person you’re giving the book to already has a large collection – Books Actually is happy to send another title in the rare event that you receive a duplicate of a book that you already own.
Courtesy of Books Actually
The French Cellar Wine Box
The French Cellar Wine Box delivers two bottles of wine monthly. The wines are curated by Nicholas Rebut, a former Chef Sommelier of three-star Michelin restaurants Le Meurice in Paris and Louis XV (Alain Ducasse) in Monaco. Along with the wine selection, the sommelier will also include a tasting and pairing guide in each month’s box. This gift is perfect for someone who wants to learn more about wine but is unsure where to start.
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Thirsty Beer Subscription
With the Thirsty Beer subscription, you can have six, 12 or 24 beers a month for three months delivered to your doorstep. And no Tiger or Chang here. Thirsty is one of the best craft beer shops on the island, meaning that this gift is perfect for your friends who love trying new types of craft beer from all around the world.
Courtesy of Thirsty Craft Beer Shop
OHMYBOX is catered exclusively to men. This gift is perfect for the gentleman in your life who loves to up his fashion game with fabulous accessories. OHMYBOX offers several different products including a one-off gift box that is excellent for any man and a monthly subscription that delivers items based on a questionnaire about your style preferences.
Another fashion subscription box, this one is available for both men and women. Club Lowinsky uses your style preferences, and every month they send you up to five items of clothing or accessories. The items in the box are handpicked based on a quiz that you fill out when you sign up for the program.
This gift is perfect for a couple in your life that is always doing different activities over the weekends. When they arrive at Je T’aime, the staff will give you a quiz that you are to fill out about your perfume style. Afterward, they will use your answers and match them to different oils which come primarily from the Native Orchids of Singapore. Finally, you use these answers to create your signature, personalized, and Singapore-inspired scent.
Make the quintessential Singaporean experience by riding the Singapore Flyer, made even more Singaporean with the iconic cocktail, the Singapore Sling. Enjoy sweeping views of Marina Bay and the skyline of the financial district cocktail in hand. The Singapore Flyer is one of Asia’s largest observation wheels, and tickets include admission to the Flyer’s interactive gallery, Journey of Dreams.
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