No, you won’t find another ang ku kueh or curry puff plushie in the list
In just a little over two weeks, Singapore will be celebrating her 53rd birthday.
And if you’re feeling a little salty about not snagging the coveted National Day Parade tickets or perhaps cannot relate to getting in touch with your patriotic side by feasting on local delights (because you’ve been doing so every day), then why not display your Singapore pride by bagging up some of these locally-inspired lifestyle products!
With the rise of numerous local designers and craftsmen, many common day-to-day items have been reimagined and invented with a Singaporean twist. Lifestyle stores like Megafash and Naiise have also helped bring these artists to prominence. So embrace your patriotic spirit and bring back fond memories of your time in Singapore when you get your hands on some creations that pay homage to our great nation:
1. Aiclay’s Pocket Kitchen Ultimate, $238
It is not every day when you make a piece of ondeh-ondeh but not be able to eat it. Well, that is something that miniature clay artist Jocelyn faces frequently as the owner of AiClay, wherre numerous realistic hand-sculptured food miniatures and decor. Even singer John Legend had gotten wind of Jocelyn’s adorable food figurines, so much so he commissioned her to recreate miniature replicas of 15 dishes from his wife’s cookbook, Cravings, for her 32nd birthday.
If you do not mind getting your hands dirty this coming National Day, why not pick up one of Jocelyn’s Pocket Kitchen Ultimate set ($238) and try your hand at the crafting some local delicacies of mini curry puff, Ang Ku Kueh or Gao Deng Kueh (nine-layered cake)? The set comes with tools such as eight colours of Premo! Sculpey polymer clay, high-quality brushes, stainless steel tissue blade, a sharp needle tool and more! You are to follow the Youtube tutorial videos online to craft your very own food figurines!
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