Starbucks’ Peranakan-Inspired Products
The Benzi Project may jest that being a Peranakan is merely “a state of mind”, but there’s no denying what this ethnic group has blessed us with. Apart from delicious delicacies, intricate beadwork and classic batik textiles have also made a mark on our local culture.
This could be why Starbucks has tapped into the rich Peranakan tapestry to create its latest collection of products for this year’s upcoming National Day.
Vintage Tile Designs
For this limited-edition collection, Starbucks has brought out Vintage Tile Mugs ($20.90 each), a Reusable Bag ($15.90) and a Water Bottle ($22.90) adorned with prints and patterns.
The mugs are a must-have for Starbucks collectors, while the nylon bag and water bottle are perfect for the cultured eco-warrior in your life.
Dragon Playground-inspired Cold Cup
In addition to artsy Peranakan designs, Starbucks has also drawn inspiration from other iconic symbols of nostalgia in Singapore. You’ll spot shophouses and playgrounds of yesteryear reinterpreted in each of the new products.
Dragon playgrounds have become a major emblem in Singapore’s history, so Starbucks has given it a modern spin with the National Day Cold Cup ($29.90). The dome-shaped lid recreates the notable landmark with miniatures splashed in shades of yellow, baby pink and mint green.
Merlion Snow Globe
Besides mugs and cups, Starbucks has also crafted the Singapore Snow Globe ($39.90) to invoke the patriot in all of us. Housed in a glass version of Starbucks’ iconic coffee cup, the bite-sized merlion surrounded by glitter confetti is truly an adorable sight. Click here to have a look at the list of stores the snow globe is available at.
Starbucks Reserve™ Bearista
Last but certainly not the least is an exclusive Singapore Starbucks Reserve™ Bearista ($32.90). If you’re part of the Starbucks Bearista Collector Facebook group, you’re gonna want to add this adorable teddy to your collection. You’ll only be able to locate them at stores with Starbucks Reserve™. Click here to find your nearest outlet.
Starbucks’ Peranakan & Playground-Inspired Products
Starbucks’ latest product lineup of mugs, cups and tumblers will have you feeling patriotic and cultured AF—right on time for National Day.
The collection is now available at Starbucks stores.
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