Amazing vacation attraction Sentosa, Singapore right now? First impressions are very important especially when presenting a gift to an acquaintance. Studies have actually shown that there are only seven seconds to make a strong impression with someone that you barely know. So better get something unique rather than an old mug that will probably be hidden at the back of the cupboard. A bottle of a loved one or a close friend’s favorite scent is one of the most endearing gifts you can gift. It will be a meaningful present especially if they collect different types of scents and perfumes.
One of the city’s most iconic streets, Orchard Road is the epicentre of shopping in Singapore and is similar to London’s Oxford Street or Hong Kong’s Nathan Road. Flanked on both sides by local and international department stores, tiny boutiques, offices, spas, beauty salons, hotels, entertainment spots, restaurants, and cafes, you could spend a whole day trawling the main thoroughfare. Shopping malls along Orchard are stocked with practically everything under the sun. Plus, there is always some kind of fair or activity taking place in the malls and shopping centres so there are probably more things to do Orchard than anywhere else in Singapore.
Singapore’s Merlion is just what it sounds like – the figure of a mythical creature that has the head of a lion and the body and tail of a fish. The Merlion represents the city’s humble start as a fishing village combined with its traditional Malay name Singapura – “lion city.” The structure, which was relocated to Merlion Park in 2002, where it can overlook Marina Bay, weighs 70 tonnes and stands at 8.6 meters tall, spouting water from its mouth in a fountain. The “Merlion Cub” sits nearby, only two meters tall but a hefty three tonnes, and there are five additional official Merlion statues throughout the city. Merlion Park is an ideal spot for photo-ops, whether you are taking a selfie in front of the iconic creature or capturing the magnificent views from the park as it looks out over the bay.
The stuff of nature-lovers’ dreams, Gardens by the Bay is a truly magnificent site. The 250-acre green haven is filled with huge, flora-wreathed towers connected by ‘skyways’ and two enormous conservatories. Opened in 2012 as part of a drive to bring more greenery into Singapore, the gardens are free for guests to explore but you’ll need an admission ticket for access to the flower domes that house rotating floral exhibitions. Needless to say, this is a non-negotiable must-see. This outpost of Universal Studios’ theme park empire on Sentosa Island has an array of world-class rides across its various regions. There’s Transformers: The Ride (a 3D adventure where you have to protect the Allspark), Battlestar Galactica (twin roller coasters that are sure to get your heart racing), Jurassic Park Rapids Adventure (everyone’s favourite water ride), Enchanted Airways, Canopy Flyer and Revenge of the Mummy. Your kids will obviously never forgive you if you don’t let them run amok here.
Besides the orchid-inspired scents, Singapore Memories has also revived a range of old and heritage perfumes from Singapore’s past like the award-winning Singapore Girl! This will definitely be a meaningful souvenir to remind you of Singapore back in your home country. With a total of 38 different variants of perfumes and room fragrances, you’ll definitely find a scent that suits you! Other gifts suggestion: Instant Singaporean meals (from various supermarkets): Craving for halal Hainanese Chicken Rice or Laksa? There are many varieties of instant meals in Singapore. Some come in the form of instant noodles or ready-to-eat meals. They range from unique Singaporean dishes such as Singaporean Chilli Crab to common ones such as Laksa and Chicken Rice. If you are into cooking your own Singapore meals, there are those which come in paste or powder form. Dancing Chef and Prima Taste are just two of the many brands of instant meals, which can be found in the many supermarkets in Singapore. Just follow the instructions on the packets, add your own ingredients and you can enjoy Singapore meals back home! P.S. We found the packets above at Mustafa Centre – click here for a one-stop guide to this amazing 24-hour supermarket!
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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. 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.