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Prettiest mooncake packaging to keep for good

Beautiful mooncakes don’t last; beautiful boxes do.

To house its mooncakes this year, Jiang-Nan Chun created a red external box carved to reveal a blue silk dress, inspired by an antique nyonya wedding robe that’s displayed within the restaurant at The Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. Water elements and fishnet motifs, which call to mind the rivers of the Jiangnan region, appear on the back of the box.

190 Orchard Boulevard; Tel: 6831 7220

 

Shang Palace‘s three limited-edition mooncake gift boxes look like they could be props in a period drama, with their blush-, celadon- and crimson-coloured silk, Chinese lattice patterns and pearl-studded drawer knobs.

Lobby, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore; Tel: 6213 4398/4473

 

Regent Singapore follows through with the 19th-century East Indies trading post theme — on top of introducing the pineapple with pink peppercorn and cinnamon red bean with spiced wine snowskin mooncakes, Summer Palace packs the treats individually in reusable spice tins, stacked in wooden boxes that evoke the Singapore River circa 1800s.

Lobby level or Level 3, 1 Cuscaden Road; Tel: 6725 3239

 

Crystal Jade‘s Mickey and Minnie snowskin collection — pandan lotus with gula Melaka, chocolate Manuka honey, chocolate yuzu, and raspberry truffle with white lotus — come packed in a lacquer box dressed in the renowned rodent’s signature black and red — the white buttons on his shorts are even turned into drawer handles.

All Crystal Jade Culinary Concepts outlets

 

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