Magic, The Legendary Language-Changing Cup is inspired by the drinking cup used by our Prime Minister during his addresses to Singaporeans on several occasions during the Covid19 pandemic. He would take a sip before giving the next address in a different language. In the midst of uncertain times, a little blue cup arise and gave the nation a gentle dose of humour.
And kudos to Vera Leng from Hype and Stuff who painstakingly scrolled through PM Lee IG and accounted several occasions where magical tea cup appeared.
Notwithstanding its magical powers, the porcelain cup is designed with the motif of the Tembusu flower and leaves. Named as one of Singapore's heritage tree, the Tembusu is known for its resilience, dynamism, purpose, and usefulness - much like the little cup that brings hope in the midst of uncertainties.
The Tembusu flower motif is hand-painted by our makers in Japan.