I often rack my brain what to bring home to my family and friends in the Philippines from Singapore. I want to give them something that is a uniquely Singaporean treat. I have brought them usual merlion chocolates too many times already. I got excited when I learned about Sophisca, a Taiwan Specialty Candy Brand, has launched a True Words “Singapore Style” Chocolates. Singlish is something that is uniquely Singaporean. So Sophisca has newly launched 16 cute tiles of chocolates with a Singlish phrase (except for the I ❤️ SG) like “Huat Ah”, “Shiok“, etc. It’s nice to introduce other people to the magical words of Singlish. It is a great gift idea to give to family and friends when travelling.
Here are some of the Singlish words & phrases and their meanings:
Paiseh – shy or embarrassing
Huat Ah – so prosperous
Lobang – opportunity
Shiok – cool; great; delicious; superb
Relak Lah – chill or relax
Kaisu – afraid
Blur As Sotong – don’t know what is going on or don’t know you are doing
Sophisca was started in 1997 and became a favorite confectionary shop by many. It is dubbed as “A Place For Sweethearts” and you can tell why because they give their customers the perfect sweetness with their products & packaging.
This is the first Sophisca True Words collection designed and customed to a particular country except Taiwan, of course, where Sophisca originated. Since Singapore National Day is coming around very soon in August, these can also be served on parties or gifts of companies to their employees to remind them of National Day.
The Sophisca True Words “Singapore Style” chocolates packaging look so cute with its cartoons and bright colors. Each box cost $2.90 with 3 packets of chocolates inside.
I love that they have opened a branch in Changi Airport Terminal 3 #B2-42. So convenient for my quick shopping to my travel destination. These will definitely be my go-to take-home gifts whenever I travel back to the Philippines or when I am travelling to any other countries & I need thank-you gifts to my host or to my foreigner friends.
Marina Square #02-32 (Operating hours: Daily, 11am to 9pm)
Changi Airport Terminal 3 #B2-42 (Operating Hours: Daily, 10am to 11pm)
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Sophisca We received the 4 box of the Sophisca True Words Singapore Style chocolates for free. No monetary compensation is involved. All opinions are my own. Regardless, I only recommend products which I personally believe will be good for my readers.