A Singapore Sling you can carry

With National Day upon us, the retail scene has rolled out locally inspired gifts and designs. From chic homeware inspired by HDB void decks to quirky fashion such as chilli crab re-imagined as a midi dress, The Straits Times picks the collections to get your hands on

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Fancy wearing Singapore's most iconic drink as a bag? Now you can, with fashion and accessories label Kanyeka's cheekily named PVC Singapore Sling bags, available in four colourways inspired by the cocktail.

Designer Kanchan Gaitonde, 39, sought to highlight aspects of Singapore's identity that "never change" in the midst of the country's rapid development. She decided on the flag, national flower and Singapore Sling - symbols she felt were not pegged to any race.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 09, 2019, with the headline A Singapore Sling you can carry. Subscribe