This year’s bite-sized mooncakes are perfect for gifting, presented in a stunning, intricately designed and multi-functional wooden jewellery box. Adding to last year’s vibrant crimson colour representing Kempinski’s iconic Lady in Red – harking to the story of Singapore’s rich history as a commercial hub – is a Jade inspired version to add to the mooncake connoisseurs’ collection of limited-edition boxes.
Both designs draw their main inspiration from two key landmarks of Singapore’s Civic District – Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES – immortalized in a stained-glass design just like the one in CHIJMES Hall.
The top of the box features a replica of the stained-glass windows in CHIJMES Hall itself. On the front, the Capitol Building stands tall in a cutout design while the back boasts the outline of Stamford House. It is exactly between these two buildings that The Capitol Kempinski Hotel sits, making them the perfect decoration of its mooncake box. The hotel itself is paid homage on the sides of the box with the cut-out outline of 15 Stamford by Alvin Leung, the anchor restaurant of the hotel.
All stained-glass designs feature signature and meaningful icons that include landmarks such as Stamford House, Capitol Building, Capitol Theatre, the Theatre Zodiac Dome, Theatre Pegasus, CHIJMES, Caldwell House, CHIJMES Hall, Conserved Floor Tiles in CHIJMES Hall, CHIJMES Main Gate and Gate of Hope.
Once the mooncakes are consumed, the box offers multi-faceted and utilitarian options as a reusable box with its two-tiered drawers that are illuminated in the light by the heritage of the stain glass-inspired design. Melding both Eastern and Western elements, the box celebrates colonial beauty without forgetting to highlight the comforting Asian sensibility and hues of the occasion.
Preferred mooncake box colours are subject to availability. While stocks last.