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Get into these National Day shopping treats
by Sarah Chang

SINGAPOREANS are big on National Day, and so are malls and shops.

As the nation celebrates its 46th birthday on Tuesday, do the country proud by engaging in a truly Singaporean activity: shopping.

my paper shows you where to go and what to buy to get more bang for your buck this National Day holiday.

Fashion & beauty

Giordano's The Singapore Roar Collection

What: Limited-edition polo tees, emblazoned with the Singapore Lion symbol

Cost: $49 per piece, with only 70 pieces per store

Parco limited-edition T-shirts

What: Nation Pride T-shirts designed by well-known designers like Keith Png of Hide & Seek and Frederick Lee, together with 23 other designers from Parco next NEXT

Cost: $39

When: Tomorrow to Aug 15

Discounts at Sasa

What: Sasa offers 46 per cent discount on items, or items at $46

Cost: Look for Sasatinnie face masks at $11.90 (U.P. $17.90); twin pack of Maybelline make-up removers for eyes and lips at $18.90 (U.P. $25.80), and more When: Now until Aug 31


Mall promotions


What: Citi Paragon Platinum MasterCard members who charge a minimum of $400 in a single receipt will receive a box of Limited Edition Asian Macarons (worth $48) from Canele Patisserie Chocolaterie

When: Today until Tuesday

The Clementi Mall

What: Shoppers will receive a $10 GNC voucher when they spend $200 at any store in The Clementi Mall, or $250 at FairPrice Finest.

Marina Bay Link Mall

What: On weekends this month, spend a minimum of $46 to receive a $5 gift voucher (limited to the first 100 shoppers over each weekend). On Wednesdays this month from 5pm, enjoy deals at $4.60 or $46, as well as discounts of 46 per cent, at 20 participating shops and eateries.



The Jewel Box

What: Singaporeans and permanent residents can get a ride aboard the Jewel Cable Car at a lower cost

Cost: $46 for 3 persons (U.P. $78)

National Museum of Singapore

What: Free entry to all galleries, including the Singapore Living Galleries. Visitors are able to redeem free memorabilia modelled after kacang putih. Limited to the first 2,000 participants and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Moroccan Rose EDT (RRP: $34.90), Body Butter (RRP: $32.90)

EDT: Offering a modern twist on a traditional rose fragrance, perfectly capturing the beauty and romance of Valentine's Day. Featuring essence of Moroccan rose oil, this is an exquisite fresh fragrance that simply exudes femininity.

Body Butter: Packed with skin softening and moisturising ingredients, this Body Butter includes rose oil and Moroccan rose extracts. The goodness of Community Trade shea butter from Ghana, organic babassu oil from Brazil and organically-grown soya oil from Brazil, help ensure this Body Butter melts upon contact with your skin, to absorb easily and provide moisturisation. With its wonderful fragrance, this Body Butter helps skin feel soft, smooth and supple while you enjoy the benefits of its delectable fragrance.

National Day Specials (From 4 to 9 August only)

46% off Moroccan Rose EDT

46% off Shower Gel and Body Milk Bundle

Strawberry Body Polish (RRP: $18.90)

Have good, clean fun and smooth skin at the same time thanks to this fragrance foaming gel-based scrub that's gentle enough to use everyday. Dead skin cells are removed in no time, revealing brighter, healthy-looking skin thanks to natural exfoliators. Containing Community Trade organic honey.

- 46% off Strawberry Polish and Puree bundle

- 46% Strawberry Shower Gel and Body Butter bundle

Lip Roll On in Berry and Rose (RRP: $14.90)

Treat your lips to sheer shine and moisture in a sweep of the rollerball tube. Made from 100% natural ingredients, this roll-on liquid lip balm leaves lips feeling soft and totally kissable.

Available in five flavours

Body Butter Duo in Sweet Pea ($32.90)

A Body Butter that provides two levels of moisturisation in one convenient product - a first in the beauty industry internationally. Available in three fragrances - Floral Acai, Macadamia and Sweet Pea.

Delipcious Tinted Lip Balm, Berry Crush (RRP: $16.90)

Treat lips to a hint of colour with this creamy fruit-flavoured lip balm. Made with food-grade ingredients and peach-seed oil.

Raspberry Ripple Bath & Shower Gel (RRP: $12.90)

Feel fresh and clean with a deliciously fruity shower gel that creates a luxurious foamy lather to leave skin feeling cleansed and gently fragranced with the scent of raspberry.

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