Imagine a Singapore where every food, every stall here are from big chains.
While it’s definitely not something that we want to see, it might just happen given the current Covid-19 situation where businesses with deeper pockets survive while those who don’t, die.
Like helpful meals.
Enter GOMO by Singtel
When GOMO by Singtel first appeared on the scene of Singapore, they said they’re not just here to promote telecommunication services and make data affordable again.
They’re here to champion the millennial lifestyle, one of which is going out with friends for IG-worthy and delish food.
So when the food scene in Singapore is under attack?
You can be sure that the GOMO by Singtel squad’s going to be on the frontlines, helping out.
A Collab Between Timbre Group, Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Belanja Eat & GOMO by Singtel
GOMO by Singtel is collaborating with Timbre Group, Yishun Park Hawker Centre and Belanja Eat to launch GOMO Helpful Meals – an initiative to help support the F&B industry and the needy who depend on affordable hawkers to live.
Timbre+, a food park, is located at JTC Launchpad and most of their crowd comes from offices nearby.
With strict Covid-19 measures in place, more people are working from home and Timbre+, which isn’t located near residential estates, is seeing their stallholders’ businesses getting impacted heavily.
GOMO by Singtel has provided free listings for the 68 participating F&B outlets from Timbre Group on the GOMO by Singtel app and their website, introducing them to the GOMO by Singtel family and giving them an online presence.
Lest you didn’t know, GOMO by Singtel users have an app whereby they can check how much data they’ve used. But of course, it’s no longer just about that nowadays.
Also, Yishun Park Hawker Centre has joined in the game, because #YishunEverything
Belanja Eat is a platform where people can give a meal (when they have the extra cash) or get a meal (if they’re tight on money).
GOMO by Singtel will ‘belanja’ more than 6,000 meals (each meal capped at $5) from Timbre+’s and Yishun Park Hawker Centre’s food stalls to those in need.
They will also be rallying their GOMO Fam to donate to Belanja Eats too.
Michelle from the Belanja Eat Team said, “We are delighted to partner GOMO by Singtel and Timbre Group to extend the Belanja Eat initiative to more food stalls. This way, more hawkers as well as people who might be in need of a free meal this period can be supported.”
And redemption is as easy as buying a meal: anyone in need can just visit any of the 68 participating stalls at the two venues to get a free meal with no questions asked. The tough part is choosing what to eat.
By the way, it’s not just Timbre+ or Yishun Park Hawker Centre.
Any stallholders who are interested in being listed on GOMO by Singtel’s website and their app can simply fill in their details in this form to be listed. A confirmation email will be sent within 5 working days.
After all, now that everybody’s made to stay home, stallholders have to start going digital to survive and GOMO by Singtel seems like a good place to start, doesn’t it?
The campaign will last till end Mar, but the free meals with Belanja Eat and the hawkers will only be up for redemption till 10 Aug.
Our hawkers have been serving us faithfully for decades, and maybe, just maybe, it’s time for us to help them out in their time of need.
This article is first published on Goody Feed and written in collaboration with GOMO by Singtel.