A netizen on Facebook shared how he was charged a staggering $20.20 for a plate of Cai Png (mixed rice) from a food court in Parkway Parade, sparking discussions from other netizens about the justification about the pricing.
The Ingredients and Costs
The meal that left the customer’s wallet significantly lighter included a serving of fish, which alone cost him an eye-watering S$6.50. Alongside the fish, his plate was adorned with a variety of other items, including vegetables, seafood, and beef.
- Rice with vegetables and seafood: S$8.20
- Beef portion: S$5.50
- Fish serving: S$6.50
The cumulative cost of these components resulted in a total of S$20.20, as indicated on the receipt accompanying a picture of the meal that was shared on social media.
Public Outcry and Reaction
The customer’s post on Facebook’s Complaint Singapore page gained traction quickly. Many social media users were taken aback by the high price he had paid for a seemingly regular meal. Some expressed sympathy, while others shared similar experiences they had encountered.
In the caption accompanying the photo, the disgruntled customer voiced his frustration, lamenting that “inflation had arrived” in Singapore, as netizens also expressed their shock at the exorbitant price.
- Tell the stall $20 can, limpeh burn kim zua for you
- This pricing is indeed ridiculous. I still can accept if its $10 to $13 range since there is fish and also depending on location or whether is a coffeeshop or foodcourt.
- Food Republic pays high rent to the landlords and charge high rents to the stallholders and you help to support these stallholders. Landlords make more money and government even make money from everyone by taxes! So no incentive for the government to save the poor consumers
- 1 meal like above cost $20 is super expensive. At Marine Parade basement food court always priced very very expensive . The beef mee soup is min price around $8 ..I dare not go to eat there any more.
- I will walk off straight away and never come back.