The funpack is usually only given to National Day Parade spectators, but because this year is special — Singapore’s 50th birthday —
and everything also SG50, every household gets a funpack.
First, it’s good to note that this year’s bag is a canvas tote bag. Feels thick and of good quality. Even has a zip.
Second, there are a couple of designs printed on the tote bag. Some are submitted by common folk. You can view all the designs here.
Third, items in the bag are largely similar though there may be a few variations. (Sometimes I think it’s because some item ran out so it is being replaced by something else.)
So, what did my family get?
I was hoping for one of those with a “uniquely Singapore” icon like the dragon playground or singlish phrase. I got Dick Lee’s design which features the lyrics to “Home”. Not too bad I guess. I like how it’s “handwritten” and not in a typed out font. Feels more authentic and genuine.
- Singapore flag with stand — Seems like they include this in the funpack since like two to three years back? Great for collecting and trolling your colleagues.
- Bottle of NEWater
- Sample packs of Super coffee and cereal beverage
- Sample pack of UIC washing detergent
- The “ingenious” balloon torchlight — Yup, it’s always sponsored by AKIRA.
- Haw flakes and lollipop — Supposed to be tidbits/candy from your childhood to bring back that sense of familiarity and nostalgia. My in-laws got the Smarties-wannabe candy in the 8 blister pack.
- Pack of SNAP cards and country erasers — Another one of those items from your childhood. Of course, the country featured on the eraser is Singapore. My in-laws got the blow up paper ball and chapteh.
- Singa figurine — In case you don’t know, Singa is the lion mascot from the national courtesy campaign. Our Singa figurine is wearing the police uniform. My in-laws got a Singa figurine wearing the old Army uniform.
- Some temporary tattoos
- Card with the Proclamation of Singapore — A piece of history — back to when Singapore first gained independence.
- Map of National Day activities
Would have been more thrilled to receive more tidbits like KAKA, Tora/Ding Dang chocolate balls, Mamee, Bee Bee or even the 10 cents bubble gum with a temporary tattoo wrapper. Oh well.
Enjoy your funpack and look forward to this 9 August. 🙂