MacPherson Muslim Stall Offers Free Tea & Coffee Every CNY, Praised For Their Kampung Spirit

Makanan Singapura At Circuit Road Market & Food Centre Gives Free Tea & Coffee Every CNY

Getting our caffeine fix at local coffee shops during Chinese New Year (CNY) can be challenging as many stalls would be closed for the festivities.

Fortunately, for those in MacPherson, there’s an option readily available for you.

Source: Facebook

Makanan Singapura at Circuit Road Market and Food Centre offers patrons free tea and coffee.

MacPherson stall offers free tea & coffee for CNY

Posting to Facebook on Monday (23 Jan), a netizen shared that all Chinese stalls, including drink stall operators, in Block 89 Circuit Road Market and Food Centre were closed for CNY.

Makanan Singapura, a stall at the centre, has gone down the altruistic route instead of using the opportunity to make a quick buck.

They now offer customers complimentary coffee or tea, even if they aren’t patronising their stall.

“This is true kampung spirit in this old neighbourhood,” the OP marvelled. “The stall deserves our overwhelming praise.”

He additionally noted that such an offer was an annual tradition for the stall every CNY.

Not his first time visiting the stall

However, this isn’t the OP’s first encounter with the stall’s generous actions during CNY.

In February 2021, he said he received free coffee from the same stall at Circuit Road Market and Food Centre.

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He had handed over a S$2 note for a cup of coffee, which staff at the stall rejected.

Blown away by the gesture, he noted that they could have leveraged the opportunity to make an extra profit, especially since their competitors were off-duty.

Despite this, they made their drinks complimentary, moving him deeply.

He later learned from other stall attendees that the offer was a norm for the stall every CNY.

The OP urged others to drop by and support them in light of their considerate behaviour.

A warm drink for the rainy weather

Hawker stalls such as Makanan Singapura are truly a gem. It is admirable of them to stick with a yearly tradition, even amid rising prices.

What better way to show them our appreciation than by visiting them?

It’d also be an excellent opportunity to enjoy a warm drink and lepak with our friends in the current rainy weather.

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