Celebrating 50 years of friendship with food and shopping


    THE Philippines and Singapore mark 50 years of diplomatic relations this year, and there’s no better way to celebrate and strengthen this relationship than through the things that consumers of both countries love – food and shopping!

    From September 6 to 15, Singaporium, an exclusive lifestyle and food pop-up, will offer Manila consumers a chance to experience the tastes, sights, and spirit of the Lion City without leaving the metro. Located at The Podium Mall in Ortigas Center, the pop-up will showcase 17 Singaporean brands from fashion, food and lifestyle sectors. It is organised by Enterprise Singapore, the government agency helping Singapore companies to grow and globalize.

    Dress in the latest trends at clothing brands Our Second Nature and Her Velvet Vase; taste the luxuriously smooth, melt-in-your mouth chocolate from premium bean-to-bar chocolate maker Benns; indulge your inner child at toy design studio Mighty Jaxx and Singapore’s premier entertainment café Play Nation! Customize your own special paper and leather goods at artisanal craftsmaker Bynd Artisan and get your Christmas inspirations at stationary and gift shop Klosh; before pampering yourself at the lion city’s favorite health and wellness brand OSIM and skincare and face spa company Porcelain. Finally, shop for premium products with a uniquely Singaporean flair, specially curated by Singapore Airline’s flagship retailer, KrisShop.

    Singapore’s favorite food and drinks will also be available at the pop-up. Try the best customizable burgers at Wolf Burgers or a succulent satay –  traditional skewered meat grilled over slow-burning charcoal at Jumain Staysfaction. Don’t miss the iconic Singaporean noodles from heritage noodle house, Ming Fa, Singapore’s take on iconic Western dishes at Collin’s, healthy and fresh Halal-certified Mexican and Turkish food at Stuff’d, and the mouth-watering wok-fried rice bowls at Wok Hey. To wash down all that great food, there are ready-to-drink teas, soy drinks, and juices by Asian drink purveyor Yeo’s.