It is pretty much a well-known fact that Singapore is a shopping haven but still I did not expect to blow a huge chunk of my shopping budget within the first few days of our arrival. Who knew that MT Masking Tape would hold an exhibition there?! It was futile to resist the new washi tape so I caved and bought a lot. Here's what I got:
At every expo, MT Masking Tape would release special Limited Edition washi tapes just for the occasion. These 5 designs were the Limited Editions for the Singapore expo.
As soon as I saw the new MT for Kids tapes, I just had to have them. The rolls are smaller than the regular ones but the designs are super adorable! Who doesn't love flashcard-washi tape? Certainly not me! I *heart* them!
I also bought these vintage-looking MT tapes. One is patterned with maps while the others are from the new MT Encyclopedia line.
I love the newsprint and the tag tape and oh! that postage stamp tape is gorgeous!
I'm not sure how I am going to use the French message washi tape yet but it is the leftmost roll in the picture below:
These bear and rabbit tapes are amongst my favorites. I bought the rabbit tape from the expo but the bear tape was sold out. Ivy Toh, a Singapore reader of this blog, surprised me with it when she brought me out on a night tour of the island. THANK YOU, IVY!
Speaking of Ivy, she also brought me to Paper Market in Raffles City. I was surprised to see such a big scrapbooking store in Singapore. They don't allow photos to be taken inside the store but they okay'ed a picture of their window display. Oh well.
Popular is a major bookstore in Singapore and it was at their Bras Basah Complex location that Hubby spotted these decorative tape pens.
I had never seen these before so I bought a few to play with. It turns out that they are retractable and refillable, roller decorative tape dispensers. It works like a correction tape pen but it dispenses a patterned tape instead.
Some other random stuff that I bought in Singapore include a panda tote bag for Panda Girl (my 7-year old daughter), a panda drawstring bag for my Instax camera, and mustache paperclips. I picked up the panda paper lantern from the origami store in the Tokyo-Narita airport.
Oh! I almost forgot to mention these two Singapore-themed scrapbook kits that my 10-year old twins really wanted. I don't scrap but the girls insisted that they need them for when they start scrapbooking about this vacation.
One more thing, we also chanced upon the Sticky Singapore store while shopping at the Central Mall. They make and sell the cutest candies!
The folks there were making candies while we were there so I took this clip for you:
Now that you have seen my loot, you must know that you were on my mind while I was shopping in Singapore. In other words, I picked up a few extras to share with you!
Surprise! It's a giveaway!
These are the prizes for this giveaway:
Two of you will win a MT canvas bag with 1 roll of MT for Kids washi tape each.
Two of you will win a PLUS Decorative Tape pen each.
and one of you will win a pack of Panda Rock candy!
To enter, all you have to do is to post a comment below and name one place that we visited while we were in Singapore! If you had seen my vacation photos, this should be no problem for you. :-)
One entry per person please.
The giveaway starts now and will end at 11:59pm PST, August 31. FIVE winners will be randomly picked and announced on Monday, September 2.
Please note that this is a BLOG-ONLY giveaway and your comment(s) on my Facebook page will not count as an entry.
That's all and so..... GOOD LUCK!