SINGAPORE (Aug 6): To celebrate National Day, pick up some items from these homegrown brands.

Say ‘Om’ to this
Do your yoga poses in comfort and style in an outfit that has motifs of Singapore’s national flower — the Vanda Miss Joaquim. Yumi Active has a series of capri pants made with an ultrafine yarn blend using miFlex fabric technology. Available at 364 Joo Chiat Road, Level 2.

Capturing the Singapore spirit
Risis began in 1976 with a simple idea of encapsulating orchids in pure gold, which was then transformed to jewellery. Today, the brand has expanded to include key chains, plaques, mementoes and more. This National Day, the Liuli Vanda Miss Joaquim necklaces come in orange, royal purple and emerald green. Also worth a mention is the Singapore Heritage Merlion plaque that is made using gold foil printing and features the iconic Merlion and orchids. These make great gifts for overseas clients and friends.


Teatime favourites
Some people may be surprised to know that The 1872 Clipper Tea Co is a Singaporean brand. For our nation’s birthday, three new tea blends comprising traditional flavours have been launched — Butterfly Pea, Nonya Kaya and Gula Melaka. Enjoy them with a variety of nonya cakes

Tru blu
Chinoserie Blu presents the Bamboo 1 Square collection — a range of handcrafted jewellery. Inspired by the bamboo plant, each design showcases the flexibility and sturdiness of the shoot. The pieces are convertible and can be worn alone or combined (for example, stacking silver- and gold-plated slim rings together or mixing the slim rings with stack rings). For more information, log on to

Snack attack
Munch on a healthy snack from Snack Guru as you watch the National Day Parade on TV. Snack Guru is Singapore’s first and only paleo-inspired snack company. Its Beef Jerky does not contain refined sugar, cheap white flour, grains, food preservatives, chemical flavourings or additives. Flavours include chilli garlic, honey ginger and smoked Manuka honey.