SG50: We can't even... National Day branding that totally missed the mark
1. Latte art
Because leaves and bears coming out from your cuppa are so 2000-and-late.
2. Driver's license
Congratulations — you can now drive your own way to Malaysia, always keeping in mind who we separated from 50 years ago.
These mini French bites have been infused with Singaporean flavours — this one from Tiong Bahru Bakery is filled with durian, and we've also spotted a teh tarik incarnation elsewhere. Groundbreaking.
"Celebrate this Jubilee in style!", says The 1925 Microbrewery & Restaurant. We're not sure how stylish lagers can be when brewed with beetroot juice and extract, but we'll try anything once.
5. Baju kurung
Spotted: Modesty taking on patriotic forms in Joo Chiat Complex before the recent Hari Raya celebrations.
The purveyor of fine fast foods gets creative, championing colloquial language.
7. Fish cake
Firstly, it's a debossed fish cake. Debossed — that's true craftsmanship right there. Secondly, Singapore's turning 50 (last we checked), so better save ahead for next year's celebration.
Nothing says "I love you, Singapore" than a tasteless bouquet of flowers, barricaded to ward off thieves with equally distasteful habits.
9. Hello Kitty
Because queuing for something you can brag about on social media is everyone's favourite pastime. Also, it's catnip for aunties.
We. Can't. Even.