Here are some of the most uniquely S'porean items in S'pore households

Just some Singaporean things to get into the National Day mood.

| Melanie Lim | Sponsored | August 02, 2022, 05:46 PM

National Day is just a few days away and the festive spirit is in the air.

Apart from the yearly National Day Parade, there are several ways in which Singaporeans like to commemorate this special occasion and showcase their patriotism.

For example: by putting up festive decor, hanging the Singapore flag, catching up on local TV shows, or even just reminiscing about the “good ol’ days”.

This National Day, we decided to ask our followers on Instagram what some uniquely Singaporean items in Singaporean households were.

Here are the top three responses we received.

1) Cane

Out of the several hundred responses we received, the most common answer was a cane, or more specifically a rattan or bamboo cane.

Those who have grown up in ubiquitous Singaporean households may be familiar with these objects of “doom”, which were often brandished by angry parents waiting to inflict discipline.

Many a time, taking out the cane was just for show, even though just the sight of it alone was enough to strike fear in even the naughtiest of us.

2) Plastic Bags

Next on the list were plastic bags.

Many of us may have collected and used plastic bags from everywhere and anywhere just to throw our rubbish away.

Thankfully, an increasing number of Singaporeans have over the years taken steps to develop more sustainable habits such as bringing their own bags when shopping or championing recycling initiatives.

3) Traditional Medicated Ointments

Finally, the third most uniquely Singaporean household item as voted by our Instagram audience were several types of traditional medicated ointments ranging from tiger balm and axe brand oil to yu yee oil.

Some of us may recall our parents or grandparents offering these medicated balms to us whenever we felt woozy or under the weather, and it’s no surprise how much of a staple they are in many Singaporean households.

Introducing Mayer’s National Day collection

If you would like to add another uniquely Singaporean household item to the existing collection above, you’re in luck.

This National Day, home and living appliances brand Mayer has come up with a very special range of NDP-exclusive merchandise for Singaporeans looking to #supportlocal.

Limited Edition Mickey Loves Singapore Collection

Those who are keen to add a touch of “local flavour” to their homes can consider getting any of these household appliances from the Disney x Mayer Mickey Loves Singapore range.

Inspired by local heritage destinations and the popular Disney character Mickey Mouse, these collectibles make a uniquely Singaporean addition to any home.

Disney x Mistral Mimica Terminator Air Purifier (MAP03-MM)

RRP: S$98

Sale Price: S$57

Improve the quality of your air in your bedroom with the Mistral Mimica Terminator Air Purifier.

Designed with Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse and Donald Duck for the perfect display piece, it will look great on your bedside table.

Click here to add to cart.

Disney x Mayer 3L Air Fryer (MMAF3000-MM)

RRP: S$199

Sale Price: S$89

Enjoy your favourite food with the Disney x Mayer 3L Air Fryer.

Give it a try and make all your favourite party snacks.

Click here to add to cart.

Disney x Mayer 1.8L Multi Cooker (MMMC838-MM)

RRP: S$99

Sale Price: S$57

The appliance of your dreams, the Disney x Mayer 1.8L Multi Cooker is a one-size-fits-all solution with four functions (Hot Pot, Stew, Soup, Porridge) that will save you precious time.

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Free Disney x Mistral Mimica Cool Breeze Rechargeable USB Fan (MRF500-MM)

That’s not all.

Customers will receive a free Disney x Mistral Mimica Cool Breeze Rechargeable USB Fan (MRF500-MM) worth S$39.90 with any purchase made from this collection:

Do note that the Disney x Mayer Mickey Loves Singapore items can be purchased only at Mayer Showrooms, Estore and Marketplace Official Store.

Mayer 12L Air Toaster Oven (MMATO12)

Usual Price: S$179

Special Price: S$89

On the other hand, the Mayer 12L Air Toaster Oven is a multi-functional gem which lets you air fry, toast, bake and roast.

It has powerful stainless steel heating elements with four pieces on top and two pieces below, along with the following functions:

  • 60 minutes timer with stay-on function
  • Temperature control up to 230°C
  • Strong heat circulation for even cooking
  • With power indicator light and oven lamp
  • With non-slip feet and overheating protection
  • Comes with bake tray, mesh basket, wire rack and tray handle

Mistral 16” Stand Fan with Remote Control (MSF048R)

Usual Price: S$99

Special Price:

  • One for S$57
  • Two for S$89

Another NDP-exclusive item Mayer is introducing is the Mistral 16” Stand Fan with Remote Control (MSF048R).

It is a 16-inch standing fan that comes with a remote control, five quiet blades, different use modes and a convertible height.

No frills and value-for-money - they sure know the way to Singaporean’s heart.

Nationwide Lucky Draw

From July 20 to August 31, Mayer will be having a Nationwide lucky draw where customers who spend a minimum of S$89 on Mayer products can stand a chance to win S$570 worth of Mayer cash vouchers.

Five winners will get to redeem S$570 worth of products at Mayer showrooms and customers who purchase Mayer’s National Day Exclusive model or Disney x Mayer Mickey Loves Singapore range will even stand additional chances to win.

Click here to find out more.

This sponsored article by Mayer allowed this writer to feel more patriotic about Singapore.

Top image via Jiachen Lin on Unsplash