It’s no secret that Singapore is now the most expensive city to live in, even topping other infamously expensive cities such as London, Tokyo and Zurich. If you are looking for ways to save money, why not be a bit more thick-skinned and get some free food, saving a few bucks on your meals everyday? Transport fee is not included okay. However, you should be aware that some of these places are for the needy, so think about it and see if it is within your principles and morals before you claim your free meal! The last few are only for the high-level risk takers with an abnormal level of self-awareness!
Singapore Buddhist Lodge
You can settle all three meals at this temple, as it serves free vegetarian meals from 7am to 7pm. That’s if you actually have the conscience to queue with the homeless, foreign workers and perhaps some freeloaders (like you).
Central Sikh Temple
This temple also provides free vegetarian lunches everyday. If you have skin that is thick enough, you could eat your fill for the rest of the day in order to utilise it.
There are free breakfast and lunch everyday if you want to take them. Same strategy applies as above, if you are thick-skinned enough.
Buddha Tooth Relic
The huge temple offers free meals everyday, from 12.30pm to 6.30pm. Here, we offer another alternative strategy. Just stay there and eat all you want for 6 hours.
Sri Krisna Mandir
All are welcome at this temple that serves free vegetarian food from 11am to 10pm daily.
If you are willing to starve yourself for 24 hours before eating, take on eating challenges like Dempsey Roadhouse’s Terminator burger or Lau Pa Sat Stall 8’s Satay Challenge.
Pretend to be a hotel employee
Hotel employees usually get free meals cooked by the hotel chefs when they are at work. If you dare, you could pass off as an employee and go to the kitchen for some free food. We’re not sure how you can get the hotel uniform though.
Gate-crash a wedding
Many Chinese weddings are full of people you might never have seen in your entire life anyway. Try gate-crashing and plopping yourself down at a seat. If someone comes to claim the seat, just argue your way through until the hosts feel uncomfortable enough to reseat you.
If you have a friend who is a food blogger, tag along.
Those who have friends with food blogs can also eat on the house. This is probably what friends are for, right?
Eat the leftovers at Macdonald’s.
This method is a sure-win one. Many people leave their half-eaten fries and burgers on the table without clearing their trays. Do them a favour – finish their leftovers and clear their trays at the same time. At least you are making up for your cheapo ways by working a little for it.
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