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12 Cool SG50 Buys Inspired by the Colours and Cultures of Singapore.

Montblanc Meisterstück White Solitaire Pens, from $1,350
The commemorative pens – with its cap and barrel in precious white lacquer and red gold fittings – are decorated with references to Singapore’s special anniversary. The forepart of the writing instruments is engraved with the city’s skyline, while the Au750 gold nib of the fountain pen is elegantly embossed with the lion’s head and the “SG 50” symbol. Montblanc Star Classique Singapore Special Edition, $14,200
This timepiece is characterised by a pure white mother-of-pearl dial with Arabic numerals, and the precious red gold-plated feuille hour and minute hand. The details are obvious, especially the intricate designs at the back. Here’s what you should pay attention to: There are only 50 pieces available. ck one
Each commemorative bottle (limited to 1,000) comes with six decals and a little red flag. The decals showcase some of the country’s most iconic places. (For Tangs shoppers: receive a ck one SG50 Tote-brella kit worth $50 with any purchase of ck fragrances from Jul 31 – Aug 6.) Tangs x SG50 at Tangs Plaza basement 1. Juggernaut 20 in fire department red, $1,480
Explore your hood on these Coast Cycles bikes – Singapore’s first bicycle brand. The bicycles are designed by local designer Jansen Tan and are made specially for Singapore’s weather and riding conditions. Coastliner in matte white, $2,800
Explore your hood on these Coast Cycles bikes – Singapore’s first bicycle brand. The bicycles are designed by local designer Jansen Tan and are made specially for Singapore’s weather and riding conditions. Available at Coast and Company, 54 Siglap Drive, Singapore 456176. Nakamichi MyIwau, $50
Having a picnic? These palm-size speakers from Nakamichi ought to give you a party-to-go. Available at most malls and electronic outlets. Nakamichi MyHikari, $50
Having a picnic? These palm-size speakers from Nakamichi ought to give you a party-to-go. Like this? Here are the tunes we recommend Veja Esplar, $126
A Tangs collaboration with French sneaker brand Veja resulted in Tangs x Veja, a limited-edition Esplar unisex casual lace-up that’s sure to be a collectible. Tangs x SG50 at Tangs Plaza basement 1. Dress by In Good Company
The definitive brand for modern classics with a twist. Its aesthetics is defined by clean silhouettes and a blend of relaxed tailoring with surprising details. Tangs x SG50 at Tangs Plaza basement 1. Swarovski Crystalline Charm Pen Clogs, $85
Swarovski marks this milestone by presenting its new Swarovski SG50 collection. Coupling  the brand’s signature glamour and sparkle with the uniquely Singaporean spirit, the dazzling SG50 collection brims with familiar homegrown motifs and colours reminiscent of home. The Crystalline Lady Ballpoint Pen comes with three distinctly Singaporean motifs — Clogs (above), Samsui Woman and the Merlion. Filled with 140 clear crystals with a red lacquered metal barrel, each pen features a Swarovski logo on the clip and a silver metal tag with the ‘Singapore’ engraving. High quality ink refills are available in blue and black. Swarovski Stardust Bracelet DB SG, $170
The bracelet is designed in red and white Siam and Clear crystals representing the colours of Singapore’s flag. With its clean lines and a subtle sparkle created by 1,460 crystals, the bracelet is easy to wear and lends sophistication to any occasion. Swarovski Kris Bear, $180
This is a collectible: An adorable SG50 Kris Bear with three orchids clasped in his arms. The three orchids are representative of Singapore’s national flower, the Vanda Miss Joaquim, Singapore’s first orchid hybrid and popular worldwide for its beauty, resilience and year-round blooming quality. Swarovski SG50 Ezlink Card
From now until Aug 9, Swarovski customers can receive this SG50 EZ-Link card with purchase of $250 worth of its products (including the SG50 collection) in a single receipt, whilst stocks last.