Home made goodness in Changi Airport

The taste of the Lion City - a special souvenir for all tourists

Changi Airport might have more than enough shops to satisfy even the pickiest of tourists. For the busy business traveller rushing to purchase that last-minute, special local souvenir for their overseas client, here’s a list of brands at Changi to make things more convenient.

These brands aptly convey the spirit and soul of our Lion City, and you may not know this – they are Singaporean!


Christine’s Cookies by The Cookie Museum (Transit area, T2)

Ever thought of bringing a delightful dish of chili crab, chicken rice, or satay on a flight with you to share a glimpse of Singapore’s vibrant food culture overseas, but found it a logistics nightmare? Think again. The Cookie Museum now offers bite-size food souvenirs featuring local delights in – you guessed it, cookie form.

The shop’s top selling item is the 3-tin Singapore Famous Cookies bundle, featuring Chicken Rice Ball cookies, Lemon Barley cookies and Singapore Pandan cookies.

Think of it as buying your clients a local meal, complete with drinks and dessert. 

The 3-tin Singapore Famous Cookies bundle, featuring Chicken Rice Ball cookies, Singapore Pandan cookies and Lemon Barley cookies, is The Cookie Museum’s most popular product.


For those looking for more, the cookies also come in other flavours such as Chili Crab, Durian and Satay.

The Pandan Chiffon, Singapore Chili Crab, Singapore Satay and Singapore Durian cookies are perfect for those who wish to purchase souvenirs representing Singapore’s vibrant food culture.

This homegrown brand declares that its cookies are '100% hand-finished in Singapore', with no added preservatives and artificial colours in the cookies' production. So if your client happens to be a foodie, The Cookie Museum's products are something you definitely don't want to overlook on your next business trip.


TWG Tea (Transit area, all terminals)

With its high quality tea leaves and elegantly designed tea tins, it is little wonder that travellers from Japan, Korea, China and India frequently include TWG Tea on their must-buy list when they are in Singapore.

One of TWG Tea’s best sellers is its Haute Couture Tea Collection®, in particular, the Singapore Breakfast Tea and Silver Moon Tea. A gift befitting tea-lovers, the loose tea leaves comes in a stylish tea tin, making it a great choice as a souvenir.

The Haute Couture Tea Collection® is one of TWG Tea's best sellers, especially the Silver Moon Tea, the first and most emblematic TWG Tea exclusive tea blends, and the Singapore Breakfast Tea, an iconic TWG Tea which is evocative of the sophisticated harmony of Singapore.


For those who prefer the convenience of teabags, TWG Tea has more than 40 varieties of teabags available, including the iconic Singapore Breakfast Tea, French Earl Grey, Red Jasmine Tea and White Sky Tea. Each box contains 15 hand-sewn, 100% cotton TWG Teabags which are individually packaged and designed for your convenience.

Customers are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing from over 40 varieties of TWG Teabags.


Another gift idea that you may consider would be the selection of tea accessories available at TWG Tea, such as the TWG Tea Design Collection, which features teapots, afternoon teacups and tea accessories, which comes in various colours and sizes.

The TWG Tea Design Teapot is available in various sizes, colours and precious materials.


And if you are looking for something exclusive for that special client, look no further than TWG's Grand Fine Harvest Tea Collection.

Gathered from "eight of the world’s most precious single-estate harvest teas from China, Japan, Formosa, Ceylon, India and Malawi", these tea leaves come packaged in exquisite hand-blown glass flasks.

The highlight of this collection is the Grand Golden Yin Zhen tea, featuring Yin Zhen, otherwise known as "Silver needles", a type of white tea from Fujian. That's not all, dusted with 24 carat gold powder, this tea is the epitome of luxury, out to impress even non tea-lovers. 

TWG Tea’s Grand Fine Harvest Tea Collection, which contains tea leaves gathered from China, Japan, Formosa, Ceylon, India and Malawi, come packaged in molten black hand-blown glass flasks and gold-embossed boxes.


If you happen to be travelling to Dubai or Shanghai for your next business trip, what better way to kick-start the conversation than a gift set featuring the Weekend Tea Collection of that city itself? The Weekend Tea Collection features a set of tea blends that arouse vivid sensory escapes to ten of the world’s most exotic destinations, all in the privacy of your teacup. The collection also includes a Weekend in Singapore tea, inspired by Singapore being a City in the Garden.

The TWG Tea Weekend Tea Collection celebrates its international tea culture and global heritage of tea appreciation, perfectly packaged for any traveller’s fantasy. The Weekend Tea Collection spotlights ten distinctive blends, each exhibited in curated, travel-sized tins.

New teas, tea-infused gourmet products as well as tea accessories are also launched in stores monthly. Travellers might want to keep an eye out for TWG Tea’s latest Spring Collection featuring the Always Sakura Tea, which will be launched in stores from 2 March.


Taste Singapore (Transit area, T1)

Whipping up iconic local delights in a foreign kitchen is now only one step away with Taste Singapore. With premade sauces such as Singapore Style Bak Kut Teh and Hainanese Chicken Rice sauce, it has never been so simple to bring the authentic taste of Singapore overseas.

Let your foreign clients whip up some iconic local delights with premade sauces like the Singapore Style Bak Kut Teh and Hainanese Chicken Rice sauce.


And if these aren’t enough, there are also nibbles such as freeze dried durian, durian chocolates, or homegrown brand OWL’s Kopitiam Roast coffee mix.

Snacks such as freeze dried durian, durian chocolates and Kopitiam Roast Coffee Mix, are some of Taste Singapore’s best sellers.


So the next time you need to dash off for a business trip, fret not, for there is a good range of local home made goodness available right here at Changi!

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