by Singapore Souvenirs for Museum Label
Using umbrellas and tissue packets to reserve tables at crowded coffeeshops or hawker centres is a social quirk, a habit uniquely practiced by Singaporeans. It is an unspoken social 'rule' that the table has been reserved when one spots an unguarded umbrella on the tabletop. The "Chope!" umbrella is designed to celebrate the ingenuity of this local phenomenon.