Gone are the days when a quick trip to the vending machine with a one-dollar coin in your pocket will get you a drink.
These days, a quick trip to a quirky vending machine with, well, a lot more money will get you anything and everything from instant food to books, salads and cars… Maybe even a partner next time, aye?
Personally, my favorite kind of vending machines are those with snacks but damn, do they get stuck 2 out of 3 times. Home girl just wants some Oreo…
Every purchase is a gamble and requires careful examination of the machine.
My unpleasant experience with vending machines probably attributed to the reason why I have trust issues till date.
To all the boys I loved: I’m sorry, it’s not you. It’s not me either. It’s the trashy vending machine.
Just like celebrities not to be named, our local vending machines has had their fair share of glow up too.
Read on to find out what jewels now lie hidden in a
modern day treasure chest vending machine.
1. Chilli Crab Spaghetti
I’m sorry, say what?
No Signboard Seafood – the brains behind this amazing idea – need no introduction.
Having been around for 38 years, the Seafood Restaurant Chain is well-known among locals and foreigners alike for providing quality seafood dishes. Apart from seafood, the Chain sells other a variety of ready-to-eat meals from Hokkien Mee to Fried Rice.
According to Reddit user, Krnrd, one packet of pasta will set you back about S$6 to S$9.
Looks like their expertise lies in seafood dishes.
2. Chilli Crab
Located at their outlet in Punggol Settlement, House of Seafood offers time-starved customers the option of purchasing 1kg worth of steamy hot (or frozen) crab in 3 tantalizing flavors – Chili, Salted Egg and Black Pepper.
Here’s what you can get with S$60 and a waiting time of 5.5 minutes.