The COVID-19 pandemic has almost destroyed the Food & Beverage (F&B) industry in a matter of weeks. Singapore restaurant sales went down by 90% in March 2020 and with the recent introduction of Circuit Breaker in Singapore, restaurants, cafes and hawkers are unable to offer dine-in services for their customers and many F&B merchants have scrambled to join the main delivery apps in Singapore—GrabFood, Food Panda and Deliveroo.
Since the start of Circuit Breaker in Singapore, there are more and more food places in Singapore that started to offer islandwide food deliveries in Singapore. And it’s not just restaurants and cafes that are doing that.
Before COVID-19, most hawker stalls are not even on food delivery apps. But since then, many hawker stalls have started to offer islandwide food deliveries by partnering with courier companies and local drivers. Other food places have also come up with takeaway menus and promotions during the COVID-19 period in order to stay afloat.
At the same time, many F&B places have chosen to close temporarily as the Circuit Breaker situation simply isn’t in their favour (operating costs wise) to continue.
F&B merchants have been appealing to delivery platforms for weeks since the worsening of the COVID-19 situation to reduce their commissions. So far, the delivery apps refused, further profiting from the COVID-19 crisis.
We have been huge advocates of food delivery services since they first started in Singapore several years ago. We order our meals using food delivery apps at least 3-4 times a week. But we have to say that it is time for us to minimise using food delivery apps because they are charging up to 40% commission for deliveries and to order directly from restaurants, eateries and hawkers as much as possible to support them. #SaveFnbSG
Here is a full list of online grocery shopping in Singapore which includes fresh produce, gourmet groceries, halal groceries as well as specialised groceries. These online grocery websites provide fresh food, produce and groceries so that you can avoid long supermarket queues during this difficult period.
Singapore has more than enough food supplies, please buy whatever you need and do not hoard. Remember our Prime Minister Lee Hsian Loong’s words: “If there is any country that can see this through, it is Singapore.”
Meidi-Ya—one of Singapore’s pioneering Japanese supermarkets—is closing its flagship outlet at Liang Court by 31 Mar 2020.
Located in the basement of Liang Court, Meidi-Ya is undeniably one of the best Japanese supermarkets in Singapore and it has been operating in Liang Court for the last 17 years.
KFC Singapore is back with another fantastic promotion. From 17 March 2020, you can enjoy the all-time favourite Zinger and three pieces of Hot & Crispy Tenders at just S$3.95. Yes, you’ve read that right—all of these for just S$3.95!
Sick of taking budget airlines and want to up your travel game and fly via business class? Welcome to the miles game.
When it comes to earning miles, You have to put in time and energy to learn the miles game. There are many miles hacks to speed up the process of earning more miles, and these miles can be used to redeem your next business class flight out.
Do note that airport taxes and other miscellaneous charges are still payable, even if you fully redeem your air tickets.
From the best miles credit cards to sign-up bonuses, and other useful information that you should know about miles, here is our beginners’ guide to the miles game—our tips and travel hacks on how you can accelerate your miles earnings.
Balibola is one of the latest hypes in Bali and it is easily one of the best we’ve been to lately.
It is a located in Seminyak, alongside many other great cafes and dining options, but it certainly doesn’t get overshadowed by the other players.
With a strong belief that you should be inviting healthy foods into your body and only eating meat occasionally, Balibola is a plant-based cafe with several great vegan options. Its well-thought design and interior are also made for Instagram.
Talk about beach clubs and Bali is home to aplenty, but one that we really love is Ulu Cliffhouse. Situated at Uluwatu, Ulu Cilffhouse has a panoramic view of the sea and is one of the best spots in Uluwatu to catch the sunsets.
Sexy vibes, a great drinks menu, a comprehensive food menu, a retail store, and unbeatable vantage points; a trip to this beach club is definitely a must when in Bali.
Fancy dining underwater with schools after schools of fishes swimming around you while you enjoy fine seafood cuisine? Then you have to check out Koral Restaurant.
Koral Restaurant is Bali’s first underwater restaurant within an aquarium and it sits within the one-year-old The Apurva Kempinski Bali. The multisensory restaurant has been super popular among both locals and visitors since it was introduced and reservations are most definitely recommended.
Our recent visit sure didn’t leave us disappointed.