“So Atas®!” Or in other words “Sophisticated” & Elegant” It’s a Singlish complement.
Colloquial Singaporean English is lovingly called “Singlish” . It’s a mix of English, Malay, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, Tamil and perhaps American and Australian as well. This is one of the most sophisticated smell. Bring it back to make your house so totally Atas”
Other Beloved Singlish Words
“So Shiok” - Great
“Leng Zai” - Handsome Man
“Leng Zai” _ Beautiful Girl
“Bo Jio” - Never invite
“Anything Lor” -When you can’t decide what you want...so Anything Lor”
“Guai Lan” - People who are difficult to deal with
"What time Already?” - Use it on someone who is always late!
“Pai Seh” - Apologetic remark to show embarrassment
“Kao Pei Kao Bu (KPKB)” - People who fuss over little things
“Siao” - Response to a crazy idea And of course “Atas”- Totally Elegant
Atas had to be given the elegance that its name deserves and at Singapore Memories that meant the aroma from the fragrant orchids of Singapore. Orchids and their diversity hide many surprises and the majority is fragrant with the added benefit of therapeutic powers.
Atas- “totally elegant” - a room fragrance to be enjoyed in sophisticated settings anywhere in the world. This is a memorable souvenir for every visitor to Singapore to take back home. Its sophistication and elegance also makes it a great corporate gift.