SINGAPORE: Another netizen took to social media regarding the high food price these days, shocked that a single chicken wing cost as much as $1.50.
Facebook user Ggoo Lee wrote on the COMPLAINT SINGAPORE page on Monday (Jul 31) that they’d had a meal at the canteen at Woodlands Interchange NTWU. “I only selected 3 ingredients with rice but my total price is $6.30 and when i ask the stall owner, the vendor says just for one chicken wings is $2.50…3 meat ball also $2.50…how come so expensive till exceeded $2…”
To make matters worse, Ggoo Lee added that the vendor had “bad and rude behaviour towards customers,” speaking to them in a loud voice.
“Won’t be going there eat already. Chicken wing at most $1.50 but this is too much,” the Facebook user wrote, adding that the situation is not an issue of not being able to afford the meal, but that the price is “not reasonable!”
The Independent Singapore has reached out to Ggoo Lee and NTWU.
A netizen commenting on the post pointed out that the canteen gives discounts for bus captains, but the public may find prices high.
Another said that she only orders vegetables when she eats cai png, or mixed rice, as this is better for both her diet and budget.
One asked, “Why you never ask the vendor to breakdown the price?”
“Also for cai png (if it’s the first time I’m at that store), I will scrutinise and check the prices first. Sometimes the store owner becomes irritated over my questions. If I’m not happy with his attitude, I just leave,” a netizen chimed in.
Others, however, explained that even mixed rice, which is also known as economy rice, is so expensive these days.