SINGAPORE: A netizen took to social media to point out that an order of hor fun at an eatery at Toa Payoh had gone up by $2 in just one month.
“just 1 mth ago, Up $2 more,” Mr Oliver Weng wrote in a post on the COMPLAINT SINGAPORE Facebook page on Monday (Jul 17).
He posted a picture of side-by-side receipts from Cafe New Asia, located at Toa Payoh North. On the right is a receipt from June 14, 2023, and on the left is one from July 15, 2023, meaning there is only a 30-day gap between the dates of buying from the eatery.
On both receipts, it is shown that the diner ordered ‘San Lou Hor Fun Small.”
On June 14, the price of the dish was $6, and with the 8 per cent GST added, the total was $6.50.
However, by July 15, the dish was priced at $8. And with the GST, the diner had to pay $8.60.
Mr Weng highlighted the dates of purchase and well as the prices on both receipts.
The Independent Singapore has reached out to Mr Weng and Cafe New Asia for further comment.
Netizens commenting on the post were also shocked at the high price of the dish.
“Wow that’s 33% increase ! Just don’t support ‘em. They treating consumers like idiots?” wrote one commenter.
“This selling price at $8 can stop visiting liao,” another chimed in.
At least one commenter told him it would be better to just cook and eat at home.
One other netizen gloomily warned about “9 percent coming soon” as the Goods and Services Tax is set to go up by 1 per cent again by the beginning of next year.
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