Straits Settlement has an assortment of different souvenirs items that will be perfect for visitors to bring home. The term “Straits Settlement” refers to the territories under the British East India Company, which included Singapore, Malacca and Penang. While the settlement was dissolved in 1942, Singapore retained the cultural influences that helped to shape its local culture.
Food items like kaya have been integrated into the local culture and became one of the iconic symbols of Singapore. Apart from the usual kaya spread, Straits Settlement has a range of unique spreads like durian kaya, which is a creative combination of two popular local items. Visitors can also try the Black Pepper Crab Paste, which is another iconic Singaporean dish that is loved by locals. Those feeling adventurous should try the Pineapple Yuzu Biscuit, Lobster Chilli Crackers or even the Pumpkin Crackers. Although the biscuits may not be the average traditional snacks, they will be an excellent gift for any of your loved ones at home.