Customer pays S$7.70 for laksa from Kallang food court, charged S$0.40 more for takeaway

Customer forks out S$8.10 for laksa from Kallang food court

A customer who patronised a stall at a food court in Kallang recently had to pay S$7.70 for laksa along with a S$0.40 takeaway charge.

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Finding the meal to be very expensive, he took to social media to rant about the experience.

His post attracted comments from many other Facebook users, who agreed that the pricing was too steep.

Customer pays S$8.10 for takeaway laksa from Kallang food court

Posting to the Complaint Singapore Facebook group on 27 Feb, the OP shared that he purchased the overpriced laksa from a food court in Kallang.

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He had approached a yong tau foo stall and purchased a bowl of laksa with six ingredients.

The meal cost him S$7.70, with an additional S$0.40 for takeaway.

Ultimately, the OP had to fork out a total of S$8.10 for the food.

He went on to state that he used to think stalls charging up to S$8 for dishes like biryani or murtabak were expensive.

“But now even laksa without prawns, cockles or half [an] egg is so expensive,” he noted.

The OP added that he thinks CDC vouchers have only encouraged vendors to charge even more for their products or services.

Netizens agree that laksa is costly

The post has since gained numerous comments from netizens who agreed with the OP.

Several of them said that the price was far too high for a simple bowl of laksa.

Source: Facebook

A few users also called for a boycott of the stall, evidently finding the price of the meal unfair.

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Another netizen noted that it was a common issue with eateries islandwide.

Even after raising their prices using Chinese New Year as an “excuse”, the markups have remained even after the festive season has ended.

Source: Facebook

Some also said it would probably be better to check a stall’s prices before ordering from there.

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MS News has reached out to both the OP of the post and the food court for more information.

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