Singapore wet markets

Souvenir Sunday at Singapore’s Changi Airport

Singapore’s Changi Airport has more than 230 retail outlets, so picking just one item to feature this week for Souvenir Sunday was a real challenge.  As always, the goal was to find something for under $10, “of” the city, and a wee bit offbeat.

Luckily, the live frogs I found for sale by the bushel in town at one of the “wet markets” were not available out at the airport.

Changi frog

Live orchids, Singapore’s national flower, were available at the airport, but I wasn’t so sure I’d be allowed to bring a live plant through customs.

Changi orchids

For just a second,  I considered an orchid-themed Beanie Baby (remember that craze?)

Changi beanies

But in the end I decided instead to grab some packages of local spices, mango pudding and popular Bah Kut The soup mixes – all very definitely “of” the city, and each under $10.

Changi Mango pudding

Changi Bah Kut Teh soup display

Have you found a great souvenir while being stuck at the airport?

If it’s under $10, “of” the city, and a wee bit offbeat, then please take a photo and send it along. It may be featured on a future edition of Souvenir Sunday here at