We’re proud to have curated a group of Singapore designers, artists and business owners who are as passionate about Singapore’s heritage as we are. When you’re shopping for friends and family this holiday season, do consider the gift of sharing Singapore’s heritage.
Before we introduce our partners, we’d like you to know that we’re offering 10% off any Jane’s Singapore Tours walking tour booked by Friday Dec 11, 2020 (for tours scheduled any time through June 30, 2021). Order online at https://janestours.sg/ with promo code JanesHHC2020.* Our tour vouchers make wonderful gifts for friends and family who would appreciate an opportunity to get outside and explore Singapore’s rich bounty of history and culture. We offer a range of fascinating walking tours that uncover the secrets, stories and treasures of Singapore’s multi-faceted neighbourhoods.
Purchase a gift voucher for one of our existing tours listed on our website, or consider giving a gift voucher that allows the receiver to choose a tour of choice or even a custom tour that we can build around a theme such as shophouses or WWII.
*Jane’s Singapore Tours 10%-off tour voucher is applicable for any of our tours with promo code JanesHHC2020; most of which are 2- to 3-hour walking tours for groups of 5 to 10 at $300-$600 per group.
Now, to introduce our Heritage Holiday Collection Partners.
Each has been inspired by a passion for the Singapore story and its many cultural touchstones and customs, which you’ll see in the beautiful and thoughtful items and experiences they offer. And as a gift to you, most of our partners are graciously extending a special discount or offer for Heritage Holiday Collection purchases made by Friday Dec 11, 2020, with code JanesHHC2020.
Mixed Media artist and designer Deborah McKellar creates stunning textile artworks characterised by bold colours, layers of stitch, remnants of fabric, silk screened images and printed patterns. She takes her inspiration from Singapore’s exotic and bustling city with its juxtaposition of old and new. To showcase her art, Deborah established Talking Textiles, an art and design studio in Joo Chiat that produces products and artworks for interior spaces.
Talking Textiles is offering 10% off all Heritage Holiday Collection purchases of $100 or more in-store and online through Friday Dec 11, 2020 with code JanesHHC2020.
Meaning “happy peaceful nest” in Mandarin, the design studio Onlewo draws inspiration from founder Mike Tay’s Singapore roots. Seeking to create patterns and designs that tell stories about the heritage, iconic places and culture of Singapore and Asia, Onlewo weaves the past into the present through their fabrics, furniture, homewares and fashion statements. Mike loves the idea of connecting people and memories, and thereby keeping the past alive through modern interpretations.
Onlewo is offering a free gift for all online Heritage Holiday Collection purchases made by Friday Dec 11, 2020 with code JanesHHC2020. Single purchases of $50 to $120 receive a free set of coasters worth $22; while single purchases of $120 or more receive a cotton Tee worth $48 or a tote bag worth $50. (While supplies last.)
A passion for antique furniture is what the China Collection is all about. Representing their travels throughout China, owner Doug Lockett and his family are inspired by the culture and heritage of fine Chinese design. Through restoration, they honor the legacy and craftsmanship of the artisans who constructed pieces that are both authentic and stylish, and also practical and affordable. The China Collection store in Joo Chiat and online shop feature a curated collection of antique and vintage furniture, decorative porcelain, stoneware, bronze-ware, table lamps, and a wide assortment of decorative accessories.
China Collection is offering 10% off all Heritage Holiday Collection purchases made by Friday Dec 11, 2020 with code JanesHHC2020.
Jennifer Lim Art
Australian artist Jennifer Lim explores cultural connections to Asia and her Singaporean heritage. Jennifer’s background in architecture, translation and fashion design are the foundation for her unique paintings and prints. She is also the director of the Singapore Heritage Tile Project, a community endeavour uncovering hundreds of exquisite vintage tiles at Bukit Brown Cemetery. Jennifer’s “2021 Heritage Tile Calendar” and upcoming book, “An International Mosaic of Love,” showcase these century-old treasures.
Jennifer Lim Art is offering 10% off all Heritage Holiday Collection purchases of calendars and books made by Friday Dec 11, 2020 with code JanesHHC2020.
Valley Arora started Photo Phactory to marry her love of photography and design with Singapore’s heritage, namely its colourful shophouses and beautiful Peranakan tiles. Valley’s version of the “Singapore Story” is captured through her photography, which in turn is the inspiration for all of Photo Phactory’s lifestyle products and merchandise, from serving trays to silk scarves, clutch bags, coasters, cushion covers, skirts and canvas prints. Her pieces are Valley’s way of connecting to the past and at the same time, creating designs and objects relevant in today’s world.
Photo Phactory is offering 10% off of all online Heritage Holiday Collection purchases made by Friday Dec 11, 2020 with code JanesHHC2020.
Singapore Shophouse Walks book
Photographer Tatyana Kildisheva is a consummate explorer and heritage buff, who puts this passion into her book, “Singapore Shophouse Walks: Chinatown, Blair Plain, Duxton Hill, Tanjong Pagar.” The beautiful hardcover coffee table-style photo book leads the reader on a visual and historical journey around Singapore’s Chinatown and surrounding areas. Tatyana’s photos illustrate the text (some of which was written by Jane herself!) and clear maps show the reader where to find the most picturesque Peranakan shophouses and terraced houses. The book is the second in a series; the first one, which covered Joo Chiat, Katong and Geylang, was published in 2018 and it sold out.
Order “Singapore Shophouse Walks: Chinatown, Blair Plain, Duxton Hill, Tanjong Pagar,” as well as Tatyana’s lovely shophouse cards, on Etsy here or find the book at a number of shops around town, including the China Collection, Cat Socrates, TheAC and Tango Mango.
Bike-A-Local Singapore was started by avid cyclists Robin McAdoo and Heidi Sarna, to share their love of exploring Singapore by bicycle. They offer 15 DIY self-guided rides, with intriguing titles like the “Three Quarries Ride” and the “Yip Yew Chong Mural” ride. Mapping wizard Robin has stitched together PCNs, backroads and bits of sidewalk to create the 15 rides, with juicy little heritage nuggets mixed in for fun — some feature stops and excerpts from the upcoming book “Secret Singapore” by Heidi & Jerome Lim (Jonglez Publishing, March 2021). When you purchase a ride, you get a link to a “Google MyMaps Route” that you open on your phone, plus you’ll get a link to written instructions. There’s something for everyone, with routes “geared” to different lengths and fitness levels.
Bike-A-Local Singapore is offering a Heritage Holiday Collection “buy-one-get-one-free” deal for both individual and custom rides purchased online by Friday Dec 11, 2020 with code JanesHHC2020.
Louise Hill Designs
Having in lived in Shanghai, Hong Kong and now Singapore, Louise Hill’s heart belongs to Asia and she’s constantly inspired by the region’s energy and vibrant colour. Using her graphic design, illustration and photography skills — after art school Louise worked in high-end packaging design for over 15 years with the likes of Crabtree & Evelyn and Fortnum & Mason — her artwork starts with her photographing buildings, objects, textiles, ribbons and curated vintage props from her collections. She then adds in a dash of illustration and pattern, and sometimes a bit of vintage imagery, and then digitally combines it all into a highly detailed multi-layered finished artwork. Finally, she prints her creation onto canvas or etching paper.
Louise Hill Designs is offering 10% off all Heritage Holiday Collection online purchases made by Friday Dec 11, 2020 with code JanesHHC2020.
Owner Chantal Travers likes to say “every piece has a story.” Since 1999, Emperor’s Attic has sourced top-quality hand-crafted antique, vintage and reproduction Chinese furniture and home decor. Chantal and her team personally select every item and each piece is independently authenticated so they are sure of its age, origin and materials. They rarely find the same piece twice. The collection ranges from cabinets and chests of all kinds to lovely ceramics, statuary and other collectibles.
Emperor’s Attic is offering free shipping (within Singapore) on all online Heritage Holiday Collection purchases made by Friday Dec 11, 2020 with code JanesHHC2020. And when you spend more than $800, you’ll get a free silk and jade tassel. While stocks last.
Anna Layard is a British/Australian art historian who’s passionate about travel, art and culture, with a special affinity for Indonesia. And so Layard Interiors was born to weave all of these passions into one. Much of Anna’s Colonial-style and mid-century-style rattan furniture, lighting and accessories, including baskets, mirrors and rugs, comes from Java. And she strives to use sustainable and ethically-sourced materials, handmade by small family-run businesses using traditional techniques combined with classic contemporary style
Layard Interiors is offering 10% off all online Heritage Holiday Collection purchases made by Friday Dec 11, 2020 with code JanesHHC2020.