My boss is visiting a client in China so we’ve been thinking about what sort of gift they might like. A colleague said one of the clients asked for Tiger balm before. My boss has also bought bak kwa on another occasion. Following brain storming session, we came up with panda cake, pineapple tarts, kaya and some other food items.

A colleague then went to ask the country manager of the China office what are the usual souvenirs PRCs like to buy from Singapore? The country manager did some research online and the answer was:
– Merlion souvenirs
– Orchid design decorative items
– Medicated oil

There were some other stuff which i can’t remember now but the bottomline was, no food item was no the list!

My conclusion therefore was, all Singaporeans can think of is food!