Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong addressed the nation on April 3, 2020 regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the speech, a blue cup caught the attention of many Singaporeans after they noticed that PM Lee would take a sip from the cup before speaking again, at times in a different language.
It was subsequently coined the 'magical language-changing cup'.
Supermama Store launches hand-painted blue cup
A design store in Singapore, "Supermama Store" has launched a blue cup inspired by PM Lee's magical language-changing cup.
The store has named the product "Magic, The Legendary Language-changing Cup" and it costs S$38.
They claim that the little blue cup "gave the nation a gentle dose of humour in the midst of uncertain times".
The cup was hand-painted by Supermama's staff in Japan.
Special mention was also given to one Vera Leng, who apparently scrolled through PM Lee's Instagram account to spot "several occasions" where the magical cup made an appearance.
Tembusu flower motif
According to the product description, the cup is designed with the motif of the Tembusu flower and leaves as it is one of Singapore's heritage trees.
"Notwithstanding its magical powers, the porcelain cup is designed with the motif of the Tembusu flower and leaves. Named as one of Singapore's heritage tree, the Tembusu is known for its resilience, dynamism, purpose, and usefulness - much like the little cup that brings hope in the midst of uncertainties."
Their flagship store is closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, however, you can still purchase the cup via their online store here.
The first batch is currently sold out and they are only accepting pre-orders for now.
Top photo via SS from PMO Facebook and Supermama Store