Here got lobang, h-ear got lobe-bahng

Flaunt your national pride and go back to the good ol' days with our guide to quirky earrings with a punch of local flavour.

By Kimberly Kiong


Kitschy, statement earrings are back with a punch of local flavour. They make fun conversation starters and even lend a sense of pride and belonging to us, fellow Singaporeans. Add a tinge of youth and quirkiness into your outfit with tiny teh pengs and ice cream sandwiches. Not up for technicolour studs? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a list of the best lobang* to show your national pride and bring you back to the good ol’ days. And yes, we know the weather has been a Debbie Downer the past few weeks so you don’t have to leave your house to get your hands on these. With a few swift clicks, you can look forward to the thrill of waiting for parcels at your doorstep!

 

Fancy Gem Halves Studs

Fancy Gem Halves Studs

Helplessly addictive, these quick bites are always gone before we know it. They are the quintessential Singaporean childhood snack. Remember those long rides to zoo excursions or lazy days at home watching Kids Central? This snack was there with you through the ordinary and extraordinary days. Now, you don’t have to fight with your siblings over who gets the last gem. Thepigbakesclay has come up with an ingenious solution for you to keep these precious gems all to yourself.

 

Singapore Flyer Earrings

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Singapore Flyer Earrings

The Singapore Flyer brings back pleasant memories of 9th August. It is a hotspot for catching the fireworks during National Day celebrations. Wonderri reinvented this iconic landmark by translating it into a simplistic shape. With its stainless steel finish, it’s a quiet, patriotic alternative to in-your-face contrasts of garish reds and whites.

 

Treasures of SG Earrings

Treasures of SG Earrings

Spice up your basic t-shirt, shorts and slippers get-up with a sprinkle of local flavours. The Treasures of SG Earrings collection features 30 over different designs that will get instigate your tastebuds into craving for Ya Kun breakfast or laksa. We love how this collection covers local delights for a whole day’s worth of meals. Eating, is after all, our national sport. For breakfast, put on a pair of 11. eggs and 12. soy sauce. When 12 noon strikes, opt for the all-time favourite 22. chicken rice. Finish off your girls’ night out (or guys’ night out, whatever floats your boat) on a high with comforting bowls of 16. ice kachang!

 

Ice Cream Sandwich Ear Studs

Ice Cream Sandwich Ear Studs

From my primary school days till now, these ice cream sandwiches still bring me the same, unadulterated joy. Raspberry ripple is my personal favourite. Who cares what Luke Bailey has to diss about this unlikely match made in heaven? Ice-cream sandwiches are our #OTP.

 

Lapis Sagu Kueh Dangling Earrings

Lapis Sagu Kueh Dangling Earrings

Swing in some sass with these handmade Jiu Cheng Gao earrings. The jaunty colours add aesthetic value on top of its sentimental worth. Wear these on a casual day out with a cream, frilly blouse and bell bottoms or lend dimension to your monochrome ensemble with its colour-blocking visuals.

 

Peranakan Tile Emblem Earrings

Peranakan Tile Emblem Earrings

One of Singapore’s most vibrant communities – the Peranakans, are known for their distinctive designs in architecture and homeware. An interlocking weave between Chinese and Malay cultures, the Peranakan culture is a microcosm of Singapore’s identity – the melting pot of the East. The tile emblems in these earrings by Choo Yilin are commonly found along the streets of Katong and Joo Chiat but they, here, have taken on a more elegant form. Look no further for a dainty pair of earrings for your date night or special day.

 

lobang* – In Asia, it means a good deal