The Latest Starbucks Mugs

Icon – Penang 2

Starbucks Icon – Penang v2 is the second State mug released for Malaysia recently. This makes it the 446th mug in the Icon collection!
Penang is located on the northwest coast of Peninsular Malaysia. It actually consists of two parts: Penang Island and Seberang Perai on the Malay Peninsula. These two are divided by the waters of the Malacca Strait and linked by two bridges. George Town is the capital of the state, located on Penang Island.
The Penang is considered an architectural gem of Malaysia.… Read more

Icon – Sabah 2

I thought Starbucks is going to stick to the nice number of 444 mugs for the Icon collection, however, the company decided to surprise us with the release of two new Malaysian Icons. Here is the first one from the pair – Starbucks Icon – Sabah v2.
Sabah is a state in the north of Borneo Island, Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu is the capital city, the economic center, and the seat of the state government.
The flower on the front of the mug is Rafflesia, a parasitic flowering plant, which has no stems, leaves, or roots.… Read more

Been There – Ho Chi Minh

Here’s another mug from the pair that has been revealed recently by Starbucks Vietnam. Been There – Ho Chi Minh brought some controversy in the comments below the official news post of this release. It seems that many people would prefer Saigon over Ho Chi Minh for the name of the mug. There could be a couple of reasons for that. The largest city in Vietnam got his current official name, Ho Chi Minh City in 1976 when then Saigon was merged with the surrounding suburbs.… Read more

Been There – Hanoi

Starbucks Been There – Hanoi is the first BT city mug from Vietnam. According to their official Facebook page, this new release is available in stores right now.
Hanoi is the capital of Vietnam and the second-largest city in the country. “City for Peace” was the title presented to Hanoi by UNESCO on 16 July 1999. You can see this nickname on the front of the mug.
“Ancient Capital” or “The Capital of The Thousand Years Of Civilization” is another nickname that gives us an idea of how old the city is.… Read more

You Are Here – Wolfsburg

Wow, another city mug from the collection which is being discontinued. It seems that Starbucks would like to keep it alive for some time. Please welcome You Are Here – Wolfsburg, which is the 16th German mug within YAH series.
Wolfsburg was founded on 1 July 1938 as a home for workers producing the Volkswagen Beetle and is now known as the headquarters for Volkswagen AG as well as the home for Autostadt, an automobile-themed park with a classic-car museum and driving track.… Read more

You Are Here – Bratislava

Here are the photos of the brand new city mug, Starbucks You Are Here – Bratislava provided by our reader. Who would have thought, that there are more YAH city mugs to be released?
Bratislava is the capital and the largest city in Slovakia. The city got its contemporary name in 1919 and it was known under its German name, Pressburg, or Hungarian name Pozsony, before that. Interestingly enough it was the capital of the Kingdom of Hungary between 1536 and 1783.… Read more

Been There Ornament – Singapore

Starbucks Been There Ornament – Singapore is accompanying the bigger mug and can be found in stores as I write. As you can see, Merlion statue gave way to Changi Airport Control Tower on the front of the mini mug.
On a similar note, there were other items released as well: plastic and metal tumblers and notebook. See the pics of them below.
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Been There – Singapore

Starbucks continues expanding the new collection of mugs in Asia. Been There – Singapore has just hit the stores in this island city-state from Southeast Asia. Modern Singapore was founded in 1819 as a trading port of the British Empire. It remained under British control till 1959 when it gained self-governance (there was a short period of Japan occupation though). It became part of the new federation of Malaysia in 1963 but due to numerous differences, it was expelled from the federation two years later, hence becoming an independent country.… Read more

Been There Ornament – New Zealand

Starbucks Been There Ornament – New Zealand is a fresh release from the latest mini-series. Compared to a bigger mug, it lost very few design elements and is still featuring many symbols and points of interest from this remote country. Here are some of them:
– Jandals a.k.a. flip-flops (originally a trademarked name derived from “Japanese sandals”)
– Whakaari / White Island is the most active volcano in the country, situated 30 miles from the east coast of the North Island
– Kiwi, the country’s national symbol and the only known bird with nostrils at the tip of the bill instead of the base
– Goodletite (gemstone) is a form of Ruby Rock which is unique to New Zealand.… Read more

Been There – Santo Domingo

Starbucks Been There – Santo Domingo is a mug for the capital of the Dominican Republic. Founded by Bartholomew Columbus (younger brother of Christopher Columbus) in 1496, it is the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the Americas. The city is a gem for tourists interested in learning about history. There are many buildings from the 1500s, in The Zona Colonial, a historic center.
Stay tuned for more pics and the full review of the mug.
2020-10-12 update: adding the pictures of all the sides of the mug.… Read more

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