All you need to know about food shopping
Whether you’re a new expat here or you’re moving to Singapore soon, you’ve probably heard the words “Cold Storage” or “FairPrice” being mentioned in terms of shopping for food. In fact, there are plenty of options for picking up quality produce – it just depends on what you’re after. Some focus on price (cheap), others specialise in premium meat, international fresh fruit or organic choices – most provide online deliveries.
Cold Storage has 48 stores and many are located in areas with large expat communities. It stocks a large range of international brands (even a Waitrose line!), alongside fresh organic produce, as well as a full range of seafood, meat, alcohol, fresh fruit and vegetables, bread and more. You can use your EZ-Link Passion card to accrue points here, too. Free delivery if you order a minimum of $59.
Redmart is one of our go-tos as it’s easy to use and delivery is fast. It offers island-wide delivery of a huge selection of supermarket products – including alcohol, household items, pantry staples and fresh groceries. Plus, if you buy in bulk, Redmart can be very good value. Free delivery if you order above $100, or $40 for LiveUp members.
This supermarket tends to fly under the radar in Singapore, as its 50 or more stores are largely tucked away in the ‘heartland’ areas. Aside from very competitive prices, the main reason to visit is Sheng Siong is the huge selection of quality fresh seafood, including frogs and live lobsters. It also stocks Western brands including dairy, alcohol, packaged food, toiletries and essential household products. The fruit and vegetables are generally high quality – though you may need high tolerance when it comes to that durian smell! Free delivery if you order $100 and above.
From large hyper-marts to small convenience stores, Giant can be seen all over the island. This is a very competitively-priced supermarket offering fresh food and groceries. Some outlets also sell general merchandise, including clothing, furniture, toys, stationary and more. While cheap, Giant stocks a very limited range of international products. Use your EZ-Link Passion card to accrue points. Free delivery if you order a minimum of $59.
FairPrice Finest has at least 15 outlets around Singapore’s major shopping centres and offers a wide selection of Western, Asian and local brands. You’ll find fruit and vegetables, organic produce, meat, poultry, fresh sushi (our healthy lunchtime fave!), fresh seafood, alcohol and more. FairPrice (without the Finest) stores are also dotted all over the island. Smaller than their ‘Finest’ counterpart, they stock fewer Western brands and are therefore cheaper. Get a FairPrice store loyalty card to accrue points which are redeemable against purchases. Free delivery if you order above $79.
Shop premium imported groceries at Fairprice Finest
Shopping tips before you go:
• You’ll need a dollar to release a trolley, which is ejected when the trolley is returned.
• In the seafood section, the fresh fish can be prepared to your liking. If you choose a whole fish, ask for it to be cleaned (gutted) and/or filleted. The bones will be returned to you with the fish.
• Have Google at the ready – the locals use different names for many things.
• That weird smell is probably durian. Embrace it – it’s everywhere!
Sasha’s Fine Foods
This one-stop online grocer launched in 2011 and is popular for its extensive range of carefully sourced, top quality meat, seafood and many other grocery items. Each year, founder Sasha Conlan makes several trips around the world to visit her suppliers, walking farms and fisheries everywhere from the English countryside to New Zealand’s Alpine rivers and Australian cattle lands. This is what sets this business apart – that its owner is highly involved and hands-on in the process of sourcing quality produce from around the world. She believes there is no other way of truly knowing how the food on your plate has been produced.
Sasha Conlan, founder of Sasha’s Fine Foods
Top picks include New Zealand freshwater salmon, Australian free-range chicken, Welsh organic grass-fed beef and succulent English pork. Here you’ll find fresh, premium ingredients without any added hormones or antibiotics; this site is for those who want to make sure that they’re consuming food from reliable sources.
Next-day delivery is free with a minimum spend of $100; otherwise it’s $10.
An online platform akin to a “global farmer’s market”, OpenTaste grants its customers wholesale rate on farm-fresh produce – everything from meat and dairy products to fruits and vegetables, plus a variety of pantry products. That means you can expect prices to be 30 to 50 percent cheaper than for the same items carried at local brick-and-mortar supermarkets and specialty online grocers! There’s also a sizeable selection of organic goodies choose from, including fresh fruits, veggies, and meats.
Premium members ($49.99 per year) enjoy free delivery on all orders over $49, as well as a 2% reward on all purchases. Otherwise, delivery is free on orders with bulk items over $150 and orders without bulk items over $49. Smaller orders cost between $4.95 to $6.95 to deliver.
The Meat Club
Love a weekly meal planner? Us too! Don’t let the grocery shopping trip you up. This online butcher, which specialises in premium Australian produce sourced direct from their suppliers, offers a unique, flexible Auto-Pilot model that delivers fresh produce to your doorstep every four weeks. With no need to re-order and no lock-in contract, there are no worries either – you can defer your order or modify your order at any time. The Meat Club offers a wide range of products that are grass-fed, hormone-free, cage-free, free-range, gluten-free and halal. They have also recently launched a new range of kid-approved vegetable patties that are ready in under 10mins – perfect for busy weekday dinners!
If you’re looking for a wide variety of meats (think prime cuts, sausages, cold cuts, salamis, just to name a few) to be sent to your doorstep, look no further. The meats sold by Huber’s Butchery are imported directly from farms, with all the hams and sausages produced in-house to ensure good quality control. Meat lovers can choose from a decent array of veal, beef, lamb, chicken and pork (marinated or otherwise). This European-styled premium specialty store also sells seafood and gourmet grocery items like bread, vegetables, cheese and fresh herbs on its online site. Free delivery for orders of $75 and above. You’ll receive your items by the next working day if you place your order before 12pm.
Recently awarded first place in two categories in our Readers’ Choice Awards 2019, this online grocer – which also has four stores islandwide – is known for its fresh, organic and ethical options. From fresh seafood to avos and acai tubs, Little Farms sources most of its goods from Australia, which are then air-freighted into Singapore multiple times a week for maximum freshness. Free delivery for orders above $100.
Four locations islandwide
For fresh, sustainable seafood and meat, check out The Fishwives, which sources and imports directly from farmers in Australia and New Zealand. You’ll also find a wide range of gourmet products including fresh cheeses, artisanal snacks like The Whole Kitchen’s nut mixes and gluten-free loaves. Free delivery for orders above $100
#01-05B Cluny Court,
501 Bukit Timah Road
6464 8384 | thefishwives. com
This gourmet food store has a wide selection of top quality organic, gluten-, allergen- and preservative-free specialty produce, imported exclusively from Australia, Europe and more. Pick up choice cuts from their in-house butchery, including Carbon Neutral certified beef, pork and lamb from Five Founders, Borrowdale and Roaring Forties, respectively. Besides meat and sausages, Ryan’s Grocery also carries everyday pantry items, organic produce, artisanal cheeses and dips, as well as specially curated snacks.
Delivery is free for orders above $150.
29 Binjai Park | 6463 3933
1 Kim Seng Promenade #B1-144/145 | 6767 3393
The La Mexicana team is passionate about offering the best tortillas in Singapore. These tortillas are made daily at their Sembawang facility; since 2009, they’ve supplied 100% fresh corn tortillas, flour tortillas and corn chips for both wholesale and retail. They’re also a one-stop grocery store for Mexican products and home-made meals, which are freshly prepared and ready to serve. For example, you can get fajitas, Mexican rice, refried beans, guacamole, sour cream and tortillas for four to six people, from $88.80. There’s even a Margarita Kit, where all you need to add is ice.
Delivery costs $7 to $10, depending on your location. Alternatively, you can pick up your order at the CHIJMES Store (#01-19).
8707 9010 | [email protected]
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1. FairPrice Finest
6 Marine Parade Central, Singapore
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Manda Tang: Fairprice Finest! Gourmet groceries available!
Chong YJ: My grocery shopping haven. I only go to the FINEST chain. Quality of groceries, meat & produce on par with Marketplace/ ColdStorage, if not, better. Best part, better quality at much lower price. 🙂
Chong YJ: I love this place as it is huge & spacious. I also love the interesting & variety of groceries FINEST offers, ranging from organic, the norm & the exotic. 🙂
2. Cold Storage
#01-01, Jelita Shopping Centre (293 Holland Rd), Singapore
Supermarket · Bukit Timah · 20 tips and reviews
Patricia Japardi: Best grocery stores ever
Preeti Gaggar: Fresh Organic Groceries, but highly priced!
Liza Kwek: Now open 24 hours all year round. Yes, even on New Year’s Day and Chinese New Year! Enjoy peaceful grocery shopping at night…
3. FairPrice Xtra
#B2-26 AMK Hub (53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3), Singapore
Supermarket · Ang Mo Kio · 28 tips and reviews
nadiaELF rosli: Best place to shop for groceries..
Christina Teh: Does not sell local packed spices like cloves or indian groceries like gram flour. There is also no clarified butter! Wasted trip.
Lynette Enoch: Like this outlet best for it’s freshness!!
4. Raffles City Market Place
#B1-01/02 Raffles City Shopping Centre (252 North Bridge Road), Singapore
Supermarket · Downtown Core · 23 tips and reviews
Hong Lim Park: Great selection of groceries not available in other stores.
Kristin M-O: Where PayPal staff gets groceries.
John A: Excellent market with ready to eat sushi, plus staples and snacks. Good selection organic and healthy products, protein bars.
5. FairPrice Finest
#B1-11/12/13/14, myVillage at Serangoon Garden (1 Maju Ave), Singapore
Supermarket · Serangoon · 4 tips and reviews
Randie Chiong: best place to do grocery in a hurry
Jess Thia: Midnight grocery shopping available at this 24-hr NTUC Fairprice Finest supermarket.
Emily S H Lew: They have fresh oysters @ $9.90 for 6
6. FairPrice Xtra
#03-42 nex (23 Serangoon Central), Singapore
Supermarket · Serangoon · 25 tips and reviews
Russell Lim: Love this huge hypermarket, good selection of groceries
Ming Siu Goh: Terrible, terrible plastic bags! The handles roll up very easily, so when your groceries are heavy, they become thin ropes that cut into your flesh. Ouch!
Cheen The Curious: Snacks galore outside the supermarket. Pretzels, durian puffs, bean curd, cakes, cut fruits & juices, choc cookies, local pancake, Taiwan street snacks, fried corn, & more!
7. Cold Storage
#B1-01/05, Kallang Leisure Park (5 Stadium Walk), Singapore
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momo-chan: its not crowded at anytime.
8. FairPrice Fínest
#B2-60, Bedok Mall (311 New Upper Changi Rd), Singapore
Supermarket · Bedok · 7 tips and reviews
Capt Tsubasa: Fabulous supermarket for groceries. Fresh and affordable.
Cheeky jess✈: They have almost everything I could’ve wanted! Love the freshness in their veg produce & packaging makes it all worth while. It’s simply a pleasant experience to shop here
Gabriel Seah: Carrefour house brand available
9. NTUC FairPrice
808 French Road, #01-01 (Horne Road), Singapore
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Russ Stoddard: Great grocery store. Lots of choice at a fair price. Lol
Dionefil Tumulak: Convenience store ambiance for a grocery. Fair prices indeed!
Rodney Rod: Blk 808 French Road #07-153 Yantra Watches For Sale Time 8am to 11 am
10. Fairprice Xtra
#01-29 Kallang Wave (1 Stadium Place), Singapore
Supermarket · Kallang · 11 tips and reviews
Jenny C: Spacious and not crowded. Nice to do groceries here.
Nicole Tay: Good array of items from bicycles to sushi. I always get the salad mix from there. Cheaper than cold storage.
Lee Soon Guan: Got to be one of the largest supermarket after giant.
11. Little Farms
#01-20 Valley Point (491 River Valley Road), Singapore
Organic Grocery · Tanglin · 10 tips and reviews
Natalya Shanty: Wonderful grocery store!
Natalya Shanty: Absolutely incredible grocery store! If you like Eco products you need to come there! The best Avocado is here-$4. The best raw organic rolls- $7,98 from Australia is here! Is not cheap, but the best!
Jenya S: The cafe is great. Nut milks (other than soya), paleo brownies and all day breakfast items. Salad bar is on point, you can do half/half portion of 2 salads for the price of one (SG$12).
12. Fairprice Xtra
8 Changi Business Park Ave 1 #01/02-51, Singapore
Supermarket · Tampines · 19 tips and reviews
Jane: Great place for weekend grocery shopping if you drive
Vivienne Chua: Big, spacious, neat and clean! Opens till 10. 30pm daily!
Lorraine Ng: Very big and good. Fresh fruits & vegetables! Spend $30 and get free 2 hrs parking.
13. So France
DUO Galleria (7 Fraser Street #01-51-56), Singapore
Wine Bar · Downtown Core · 9 tips and reviews
Ting: Everything French. The grocery section has awesome croissant and awesome cheese. Definitely a must visit for French food lovers.
Sophie Ng: The big breakfast platter and the coffee + croissant set 👍🏻
Gabriel Seah: 2 course lunch set – $27+. 3 course is $32+
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Cold Storage, FairPrice Online, RedMart & More – Which is the Cheapest? – Blog – YouTrip Singapore
We’re back with a refreshed list of the best online grocery shopping platforms in Singapore — but this time, we’re providing side-by-side comparisons so you can bag the best bargains.
While it’s been a year since Circuit Breaker has come and gone, traces of the lockdown have managed to not just remain but get incorporated into our day-to-day lives — and online grocery shopping is one of them. Rather than rush down to the nearest brick-and-mortar just to get disappointed that they have once again run out of Eureka Popcorn, flop back down onto your couch and get out your YouTrip card. We’re making the process even easier with a comprehensive table for easy reference so the next time you’re sourcing out groceries for the week, you’ll know which is the best online grocery for you.
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#12: Best Online Grocery Singapore (2021): Cold Storage, FairPrice Online, RedMart & More
Best Online Grocery Singapore At A Glance
|Minimum Order||Delivery Fee||Service Fee|
Free 2-hour same-day delivery above S$60
Free shipping for orders above S$59
S$3 shipping for orders above S$59
Free shipping for orders above S$79
Free shipping for orders above S$59
Free shipping for orders above S$70
|GrabMart||Depends on the merchant.||Calculated based on distance.||S$0.30|
Free same-day delivery for orders over S$100
Free delivery for orders over S$80
|pandamart||Depends on the merchant.||Calculated based on distance.||–|
|RedMart||–||S$5.99 for scheduled delivery and S$3.99 for saver delivery
Free delivery for orders over S$60
|Sheng Siong (All for you)||–||S$6
Free delivery for orders over S$100
Free delivery for orders over S$40
Do note that to shop at Amazon Fresh, you need to be an Amazon Prime member. Still, S$2.99 a month might be a small price to pay in exchange for access to the largest e-commerce platform’s grocery store, efficient 2-hour delivery plus streamable movies and TV shows (if you’re on the hunt for watchables, check out our updated Netflix guide in the meantime).
Minimum Order: –
Delivery Fee: S$5.99, with free 2-hour same-day delivery for orders above S$60
Service fee: –
Use Amazon Fresh if you value world class efficiency.
Amazon Fresh is available on desktop, or the Amazon app available on Google Play and the App Store. Order now.
Priced a little higher than the other chain supermarkets in Singapore, Cold Storage is known for its premium range of goods — certified fresh! Just in case you were looking for $$ off, simply shop Cold Storage on Deliveroo to get free delivery plus S$5 off with the code: FRESH&FAST5.
Minimum Order: –
Delivery Fee: S$7, with free shipping for orders above S$59
Service fee: –
Use Cold Storage if you value quality above all else.
Cold Storage is available on desktop, Google Play and the App Store. Order now.
Points for being the most accessible of the lot, NTUC’s FairPrice is good for having a wide selection at great prices. Just in case you’re not able to get a delivery slot, they offer a ‘click & collect’ option for you to pick up your order at the nearest outlet. Be a part of their FairPrice Digital Club where, for S$9.99 per month, you get waived service fees on orders over S$100 plus many other member benefits!
Minimum Order: –
Delivery Fee: S$5, with S$3 shipping for orders above S$59 and free shipping for orders above S$79
Service fee: S$3.99
Use FairPrice if you love having all the options before making a decision.
FairPrice is available on desktop, Google Play and on the App Store. Order now.
Huge in outlet size, but even bigger when it comes to promotions — Giant is your one stop shop for anything you need. That includes kitchen appliances, bicycles and more!
Minimum Order: –
Delivery Fee: S$7, with free shipping for orders above S$59
Service fee: –
Use Giant if you are very sure you won’t end up buying a new airfryer on your hunt for milk and cereal.
Giant is available on desktop, Google Play and on the App Store. Order now.
Craving a premium cut of meat or fancy bottle of Red? You’re at the right place then. Good Food is all about its namesake when it comes to its offerings. Think cold cuts, frozen ravioli and everything in between that might elevate your cooking experience.
Minimum Order: S$30
Delivery Fee: S$12, with free shipping for orders above S$70
Service fee: –
Use GOOD FOOD if you want to flex your culinary prowess at your next Zoom dinner party.
Good Food is available on desktop. Order now.
They took over the ride-share space, then they got into food delivery — but did you know they have a section of the app dedicated to getting groceries over to your doorstep ASAP too? Just remember that for orders less than the specified minimum order, a small order fee will be charged to make up for it. For example, if the minimum order is S$12 and you buy a S$5.50 shampoo, the small order fee will be S$6.50.
Minimum Order: Depends on merchant
Delivery Fee: Calculated based on distance
Service fee: S$0.30
Use GrabMart if you are reward-oriented.
GrabMart is available on Google Play and on the App Store. Order now.
Little Farms is that cute specialty grocer you’d love to be caught shopping at. That’s because not only do they bring in the best natural and organic produce and cater to various dietary restrictions, they are also big on sustainability which is a big win in the local grocery space.
Minimum Order: –
Delivery Fee: S$14.98, with free same-day delivery for orders over S$100
Service fee: –
Use Little Farms if you are big living out that farm-to-table lifestyle.
Little Farms is available on desktop. Order now.
Can’t travel to France but craving French food? Take a break from ordering in and whip something up yourself. Better yet, make use of the French produce available on My Market to further perfect your dish. Worst case scenario: add a few ready-made meals to your cart, just in case.
Minimum Order: –
Delivery Fee: S$14, with free delivery for orders above S$80
Service fee: –
Use My Market if you wish to add a little exotic fun to your grocery shopping.
My Market is available on desktop. Order now.
Say you ran out of butter midway through banana bread-making — this on-demand delivery service might be the missing link you never knew you needed. Don’t panic! Simply look for the item you need and they will list out the nearby supermarkets that carry that product. Become at pandapro subscriber at $7.99 a month for free delivery for orders above $15. This includes incentives such as free deliveries for foodpanda food delivery orders above the minimum spend and pandamart discounts.
Psst! Pay with your YouTrip card, to get $8 off your first order on foodpanda with a minimum spend of $8. Redeem your promo code here.
Minimum Order: Depends on the merchant
Delivery Fee: calculated based on distance
Service fee: –
Use pandamart if you’re not looking to stock up your pantry but need just a couple of things urgently.
pandamart is available on desktop, Google Play and on the App Store. Order now.
Don’t you just hate those moments when you realise, with much regret, after you’ve painstakingly keyed in all your details and checked out,that you’d completely forgotten to add the most important item into your cart? Well, RedMart allows you to add items to your already-placed order so you’ll never have to live through that again! You might however, have to live without LiveUp because they will no longer be accepting new registrations — existing members, you have till 31 July 2021 to enjoy their exclusive discounts.
Minimum Order: –
Delivery Fee: S$5.99 for scheduled delivery, S$3.99 for saver delivery and free delivery for orders over S$60
Service fee: –
Use RedMart if you’re a grocery-list type of shopper.
RedMart is available on desktop, or on the Lazada app available on Google Play and on the App Store. Order now.
Sheng Siong (All for you)
The vibes are: for the people, by the people. No frills and completely down-to-earth, All for you is Sheng Shiong’s online entity that carries their affordable heartland pricing onto the digital space. However, they’ve also got a substantial organic fruit and veggie section, just in case you’re feeling just a little boujee.
Minimum Order: –
Delivery Fee: S$6, with free delivery for orders over S$100
Service fee: –
Use Sheng Siong if you value affordability above all else.
Sheng Siong is available on desktop. Order now.
The next time you’re on Shopee, check out the e-commerce site’s latest addition to their platform. Despite having just launched their grocery arm in April, Shopee has already stocked up over 36,000 product offerings that range from curry paste to beer!
Minimum Order: –
Delivery Fee: S$3.99, with free delivery for orders over S$40
Service fee: –
Use Shopee Supermarket since you’re already there shopping on a regular basis.
Shopee Supermarket is available on desktop, Google Play and on the App Store. Order now.
Stay Calm & Shop With The Best Online Grocery Services
Now that you’ve got all that info on online grocery shopping and delivery services, say goodbye to those unnecessary trips to the local supermarket. Regardless of whether you choose to go old school with Sheng Shiong or support indie marts like Little Farms, don’t forget to check out with your YouTrip card.
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Grocery shopping can be a chore when you have to spend time visiting
crowded physical stores, queuing up for payments, and then carrying all
the purchase bulk home. However, with RedMart, all of that can now
become history! RedMart is a leading grocer who is proud to call
Singapore home. Founded in 2011, the company brings a full range of
products from all over the world to customers online at fair prices.
RedMart is a distinguished online grocery store that makes every
Singaporean’s life easier & more convenient through its wide range of
pocket-friendly products and hassle-free services. The grocer that
RedMart highlights thousands of low-cost & fresh food items such as
fruit & vegetables, meat & seafood, rice & cooking essentials,
beverages, dairy, frozen, snacks & sweets, bakery, wines, beers &
spirits! For your household groceries, mother & baby products, beauty,
health & pet supplies, they also got you covered. RedMart houses
products to cater to your everyday needs. All these and many more
RedMart personal care products can be purchased here.
Everything you need is just a click away with RedMart
* Trusted Quality
Worried about the freshness of our goods? RedMart takes pride in the
quality of our fresh food. Rest assured that every product undergoes
strict quality control, perfectly packed and chilled, so everything
remains fresh for delivery. When you order fresh produce from RedMart,
you can be assured that your produce reach you exactly how they should –
fresh. We operate from a fully automated warehouse across 5 temperature
zones, using cutting edge technology to ensure optimal quality from
storage to picking for your grocery items.
We pride ourselves on delivering on time and in full. If you experience
any problems with your delivery, we have an easy self-serve tool
available 24/7. Live customer service agents are also available from
* Widest selection
RedMart has more than 80,000 items which includes groceries from fresh
produce to pantry staples, household products, supplies for babies &
children, personal care, health & even supplies for pets. We work with
1,000 independent sellers from Singapore to bring you a wide selection
of unique items. There are also direct imports from more than 15
countries with exclusive products such as Korean snacks or France’s
finest. RedMart caters to a diverse lifestyle needs, from vegetarians &
vegans, gluten-free or low/no sugar, halal & organic. RedMart also has
its own RedMart label product range to bring you quality items at value
for money prices.
* Price Match Promise
Price Match Promise is RedMart’s promise to customers that our prices
are lower or equal to applicable online grocery retailers in Singapore.
RedMart will refund customers the 100% price difference between
identical & in-stock products sold on RedMart & on applicable Online
Grocery Retailers’ online platforms, if customers find a lower price at
the applicable Online Grocery Retailers’ platforms after purchasing a
Price Match Promise product from RedMart.
So, save yourself from lengthy rounds you take from supermarkets every
day. Try a more convenient way of buying your groceries and home
essentials. Sales & promotions are offered daily so you can save more on
your purchases. First-time shopping here? We welcome you with $60 off on
your first 4 orders! Also, all orders above $60 are guaranteed with free
delivery. Go online grocery shopping for RedMart products by simply
adding your items to cart, checking out and selecting a delivery slot.
Groceries are packed and delivered on your chosen date & time, so you
can enjoy your delivered groceries at your doorstep. Last minute
changes? Fret not, as you can still add items to your order after
checkout to include additional items before we start preparing it. Start
shopping for your groceries on RedMart now.
10 best sites for online grocery shopping in Singapore that deliver home
The future of lifestyle is all online. Shopping for clothes online and getting your meals delivered is the most basic of online shopping, so it should come as no surprise that online grocery shopping is gaining foothold amongst the busy crowd here.
With a click of a button, the mundane chore of weaving through the crowd and lugging the items home will instantly disappear. Whether you’re looking to meal prep or just have a little convenience in your life, we’ve put together a list of online grocers in Singapore for all your cooking needs.
Best Sites for Online Grocery Shopping in Singapore –
A one-stop, high-quality online grocery shop at incredible prices? Yes, please. The Grand Marketplace by Grand Hyatt Singapore to provide access to sustainably sourced ingredients at affordable trade prices — made possible by the hotel’s position to make bulk purchases directly from farmers and producers. This includes organic vegetables from Weeds and More, free-range lamb from Roaring Forties and certified sustainable barramundi fish from Kühlbarra.
Our favourite buys? Bundles packs like the S$160 Oasis Bundle, featuring a 900-gram lamb rack from Roaring Forties, and one-kilogram packs of prime rib beef from Yulgilbar, pork chorizo and Spencer Gulf King prawns.
The bundles and individual products can be purchased online, and are available for self-collection or drive-through pick-up at Grand Hyatt Singapore.
Avo and Co is a great place for those always looking to buy what’s fresh and in season. Here, they pack a box of fruit and vegetables for customers weekly, and thoughtfully included some recipe cards to serve as inspiration as ideas too. Add-ons are available as options for those who require them, from fresh seafood to sausages to necessities like coffee.
Little Farms is a home-grown grocer that sources only the freshest ingredients from independent suppliers and farmers in Australia, Europe and elsewhere around the world. They offer free same-day delivery island-wide (order by 11am), great for those who end up rushing for last-minute items. This is not your average grocer: find anything from charcuterie and pates to meat alternatives and fresh sourdough bread for an fancy dinner night in.
RedMart needs no introduction. After it was bought by Lazada in 2018, it has been making its way in homes across the island, best known for their affordable prices and wide range of groceries. Regulars don’t only come here to get their staples like meat and vegetables, they also come here to grab other household supplies like cleaning tools and kitchenware
For all our gluten-free friends, head over to Gluten Free SG for all your grocery needs. From gluten-free pasta to heatable rice packs, it’s truly a one-stop-shop for anyone with a gluten allergy. There is a minimum order of S$50 and is easily attainable if you order weekly, and delivery is free above S$100.
Sasha’s Fine Foods has a wonderful, fully personalised grocery subscription service that allows you to automate all your necessities every two weeks. Products here are personally sourced by the company’s founder, ensuring that everything is free from antibiotics, additives and growth hormones. Unlike many other delivery services, Sasha’s Fine Foods has its own fleet of delivery trucks and drivers for smooth delivery from start to finish. Same-day delivery and Next-day delivery is also available for last-minute shoppers too.
Looking for some fresh meat? Head to Farmer’s Market, stocked full with premium farm-fresh Australian meat products. Beef products like wagyu, flanks, and tenderloins come from 100 percent grass-fed beef from the coast of Australia, and every product on their list is free-range, free from hormones and antibiotics. As for salmon, available fresh only on Thursdays and Fridays, they come from the deep waters of Marlborough’s pristine Pelorus and Queen Charlotte Sounds, famed for the highest standards for sustainability.
Ryan’s Grocery is a one-stop grocer that caters to those with discerning palates and those who require products for their special dietary requirements. Apart from a brick-and-mortar shop, online orders are available too, with free delivery above S$100. Meat, seafood and perishables like fruits and veggies are can be purchased alongside snacks and canned items. They also have an entire section dedicated to vegans, stocking up everything from vegan meatballs to soy margarine.
From smoked salmon to wild Alaskan kind crabs, as long as you’re looking for 100 percent wild-caught, sustainable Alaskan seafood, The Alaska Guys are the online grocer for you. Thick, top-quality slices are the norm here, with each frozen individually when delivered so that freshness is guaranteed. The Alaska Guys have also included a recipe section on their site, so that cooks always have some inspiration on what to do with their produce.
LPB Market, formerly known as La Petite Boutique, is the place to go to if you’re craving some wine and cheese. With a rotating selection of more than 50 different types of artisanal cheeses sourced from small farmers in France and across Europe, along with other products such as including charcuterie, fresh dairy and meat, and award-winning wine.
If there’s anything to look out for, it’s definitely the Camembert du Champ Secret, a rare, artisanal, Single Farm AOP Camembert that’s limited in production — so much so that reservations have to be placed with the farm many weeks in advance.
RedMart vs NTUC FairPrice On vs Others
Online grocery shopping was already popular with lazy millennials, but now that Singapore is, once again, in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), with no dine-in allowed — older folks are starting to convert too.
RedMart was one of the first to offer online groceries in Singapore, but now, all the big players like NTUC FairPrice, Cold Storage, Sheng Siong and even Giant have online stores too.
If you’re struggling to pick one, here’s a comparison of the available online grocers and their delivery fees.
Online supermarkets in Singapore delivery fees
|Delivery fees||Min. spend for free delivery|
|RedMart||$3.99 (6-hour slots) OR $5.99 (2-hour slots)||$60|
|NTUC FairPrice||$5 (orders below $59) OR $3 (orders below $79) + $3.99 service fee||$79 (service fee still applies)|
|Amazon Fresh||$5.99||$60 (requires Prime membership at $2.99/month)|
- Cheapest grocery delivery: RedMart ($3.99 for 6-hour timeslot)
- Lowest min. spend for free delivery: Cold Storage or Giant ($59)
- Most expensive grocery delivery: NTUC FairPrice Online ($3.99 to $8.99)
Still on the fence? Read more for our take on the different online grocers.
- NTUC FairPrice Online
- Cold Storage Online
- Sheng Siong (Allforyou)
- Giant Online
- Amazon Fresh
Plus, scroll to the end for bonus tips on getting a timeslot + recommended credit cards for grocery shopping!
RedMart (via Lazada)
|Orders below $60 (6-hour timeslot)||$3.99|
|Orders below $60 (2-hour timeslot)||$5.99|
|Orders $60 and up||Free|
As one of the pioneers on the online grocery scene, RedMart has become quite popular with competitive prices that are comparable to those at, say, NTUC FairPrice.
You can get free delivery if you spend at least $60, which shouldn’t be too difficult if you can consolidate a few weeks’ worth of orders.
Otherwise, delivery fees depend on whether you opt for Standard (2-hour timeslots) or Saver (6-hour timeslots).
The Standard 2-hour timeslot costs $5.99, but during high demand, RedMart may also charge extra (e.g. $1.99) for popular delivery time slots. Which, at time of writing, is practically EVERY time slot.
RedMart has a cheaper Saver delivery option at $3.99. You can only choose either (a) 8am to 2pm, or (b) 2pm to 8pm though. Though not the most convenient, Saver delivery doesn’t incur any surcharge for popular timeslots.
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NTUC Fairprice Online (FairPrice On)
|NTUC FairPrice Online||Delivery fee|
|Orders below $59||$5 + $3.99 service fee = $8.99|
|Orders $59 to $78.99||$3 + $3.99 service fee = $6.99|
|Orders $79 and up||$3.99 service fee|
Good news: Singapore’s most popular supermarket also allows you to order goods online from their website, FairPrice On.
Not-so-good news: FairPrice has started to charge a $3.99 service fee on all online orders — even if you hit the $79 threshold for free delivery.
That makes our beloved NTUC one of the most expensive online supermarkets to order from. That’s a shame because NTUC FairPrice’s grocery prices are known to be quite competitive.
Additionally, the website says that you may be charged extra depending on the delivery slot you pick. I have no idea how much that could be — at the time of writing I couldn’t get a slot — but we reckon it might be similar to RedMart’s.
Read also: Best Credit Cards to Use at NTUC FairPrice, Sheng Siong, Cold Storage, Giant & RedMart
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Cold Storage Online
|Cold Storage Online||Delivery fee|
|Orders below $59||$7|
|Orders $59 and up||Free|
Cold Storage Online has one of the simplest delivery fee pricing structures: It’s $7 for orders below $59; anything more and it’s free. They are also no hidden charges (not yet anyway), which is nice.
That said, it’s known that Cold Storage tends to charge higher prices for certain products. Cost will be a key consideration, but some people continue to shop at Cold Storage because they sell certain premium products you might not find at your regular NTUC FairPrice.
Cold Storage also has a nifty system that lets you “chope” a delivery slot when you start browsing. Once you reach the site, you’ll be prompted to pick a time slot based on your postal code. After choosing a slot, it will be reserved for 30 minutes. You must check out before then or else it’s be released to others in the queue.
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Sheng Siong Online (Allforyou)
|Sheng Siong Allforyou||Delivery fee|
|Orders below $100||$6|
|Orders $100 and up||Free|
Well, what do you know, Sheng Siong has also jumped on the online grocery delivery bandwagon with their Sheng Siong Allforyou website.
Sheng Siong happens to be one of Singapore’s main budget supermarkets, so you can expect prices to be quite a bit lower, especially for house brand items.
One bugbear is the fact that you only qualify for free delivery if you spend $100 or more, otherwise you have to pay a $6 delivery charge. Given the fact that most people shop at Sheng Siong to save money, this might be a deal breaker.
Another problem is that the site is a bit less search-friendly than most of the others, with products sometimes not appearing if your search term isn’t exactly what they’re looking for.
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|Giant Online||Delivery fee|
|Orders below $59||$7|
|Orders $59 and up||Free|
Like Sheng Siong, fellow budget supermarket chain Giant also has an online store. Price-wise, they’re one of the cheapest in town — especially if you buy their house brand stuff.
It doesn’t make sense to do your budget grocery shopping on Giant only to be slapped with a $7 delivery fee, so it’s better if you can consolidate $59 worth of purchases to get free delivery.
Like Cold Storage Online (which is part of the same Dairy Farm Group), Giant’s online supermarket allows you to reserve a timeslot for 30 minutes while you shop.
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|Prime membership fee||$2.99/month|
|Orders under $60||$5.99 (2-hour same day delivery)|
|Orders over $60||Free (2-hour same day delivery)|
Amazon Fresh is the latest incarnation of Amazon’s grocery delivery service in Singapore. It was formerly known as Amazon Prime Now.
It’s not the most user-friendly online supermarket around, but it has one key benefit — same-day 2-hour delivery. Deliveries happen almost around the clock, from 7am to midnight on most days (shorter hours on weekends).
To qualify for free, fast delivery with Amazon Fresh, though, you need to (a) hit a minimum spend of $60, and (b) be an Amazon Prime member at $2.99/month.
If you’re thinking “hell no” to that, then check out the other options for on-demand grocery delivery right here.
Read more: Deliveroo vs PandaMart vs GrabMart vs Amazon Fresh — Which Grocery Delivery Service is Best?
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Bonus tips for a successful online groceries experience
Since Singapore’s Circuit Breaker in 2020, we’ve had sufficient time and experience to fine-tune our online grocery shopping strategy. Here are some pro tips for you:
1. Can’t get a timeslot? Use WhereGotSlots
Local smoke detector company BlazeGuard has thoughtfully put together WhereGotSlots, a super useful tool that scrapes most major online supermarkets (except RedMart) for delivery timeslots.
Just input your postal code and click “check delivery”. It’ll show you which online supermarkets have upcoming timeslots for your area.
2. Use Pandamart, GrabMart or Deliveroo for small orders
Most online supermarkets require a minimum spend of about $60 or more to get free delivery. If you can’t hit that amount, then try using one of these food delivery apps instead.
Foodpanda, GrabFood and Deliveroo all deliver from minimarts and supermarkets on demand, and the minimum order is usually quite small. Orders typically arrive in less than an hour, too, so no need to shell out extra cash for Amazon Prime membership.
3. Check out with a good cashback credit card
There are many credit cards that give you cash back and rebates for online spending or grocery shopping (online shopping included). Here are our favourites:
Before you hit “check out”, make sure you’re paying with one of these credit cards and you’ll get extra discounts in the form of cash rebates on your bill.
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TOP 10 Supermarkets in Singapore
From big supermarket chains to specialty supermarkets, let’s take a look at some of the best places to do your grocery shopping in Singapore!
TOP 1 NTUC FairPrice
NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd is Singapore’s largest grocery retailer with 230 outlets islandwide, with different retail formats comprising FairPrice supermarkets, FairPrice Finest, FairPrice Xtra, FairPrice Xpress and Cheers convenience stores. The regular FairPrice supermarkets have all of the usual range of groceries such as fresh and frozen food items, household products and health and beauty products. FairPrice Finest has a product range that is more upmarket such as gourmet meats, wines and a wider range of imported cheeses. FairPrice Xtra is akin to a hypermarket where you can find electronic appliances, toys for baby and children, household items and more on top of the usual grocery items, and is the largest among the retail formats. FairPrice Xpress and Cheers take on the format of convenience stores and are commonly found at MRT Stations and petrol kiosks.
TOP 2 Sheng Siong
Since their inception in 1985 as a small provision shop, Sheng Siong has since grown into a supermarket chain with over 60 outlets islandwide. Most of its stores are located in the heartlands close to residential areas and are opened 24 hours to cater to customers at all times. With the “All for you” slogan, Sheng Siong prides itself in providing quality goods at competitive prices. The supermarkets are well-stocked with all of the essential items. Fresh seafood, different cuts of pork and vegetables are replenished every morning, and you can choose your preferred cut of seafood and pork much like the wet market. Sheng Siong has also developed many house brands which offer value for money products such as Happy Family, Tasty Bites, Heritage Farm and Softess.
TOP 3 Cold Storage
Started out as a small cold store selling fresh, quality meats and dairy products in 1903, Cold Storage has since expanded to become a gourmet supermarket chain under the Dairy Farm Group. Currently, it operates under 3 brands – Cold Storage, Market Place and Jasons, and has 53 stores islandwide. At these stores, you can find a larger selection of artisan food and wines, and an exclusive range of products from all over the world compared to a regular supermarket. It strives to be a pioneer in premium supermarkets and to always offer consumers with the freshest, quality range from around the world.
TOP 4 Giant
Giant Supermarket is operated under the Dairy Farm Group and has several outlets islandwide in the format of supermarket, hypermarket and express. You can expect a wide variety of products especially in Giant hypermarket, with all types of food, international selections, maternity and baby products, household products, electronics, kitchen appliances, toys, stationery, outdoor and sports equipment, pets products and even car products. Consumers can take advantage of the rotating promotions and seasonal specials to enjoy greater savings.
TOP 5 HAO Mart
HAO mart is a chain of convenience stores and supermarkets in Singapore operated under the HAO Corp which was established only in 2016. In the short span of a few years, it has expanded rapidly and now has 45 outlets islandwide comprising different retail concepts. HAO marts are regular mini marts cum supermarkets that operate mostly in the heartlands. Eccellente by HAO mart carries more higher end product offerings such as imported wines and gourmet meat, and has in-store bakery and fresh seafood. HAO megamart is a hypermarket with more than 30,000 different products ranging from groceries to electronics and other consumer goods. HAO Halal Hub caters to the Muslim community with unique product offerings sourced from Malaysia, Indonesia and Korea, while Paradiso by HAO is a halal concept space with a halal mart, food and beverage options and an events hall. With targeted concepts and unique offerings, HAO mart looks poised to expand even further in Singapore.
TOP 6 Prime
Prime Supermarket was established in 1984 in the form of minimarts. It has since expanded to full-fledged supermarkets with 25 outlets islandwide. Most of the stores are situated in the heartlands and are opened 24 hours to cater to consumers. Prime strives to provide fresh products at reasonable prices with friendly service to achieve its slogan of “Everything Fresh, Everyday Prime!”. It is also actively developing and promoting its house brand, Prime Choice, to offer consumers a greater range of value for money products.
TOP 7 Mustafa
Mustafa Centre is a 24-hour one-stop shopping destination at Little India. It is conveniently located at one of the exits of Farrer Park MRT Station, making it highly accessible and easy to locate for tourists. Its 6-storey compound holds a vast range of products from groceries to electronics, health and beauty products and other things for your daily needs, making it vastly popular among both locals and tourists. The supermarket section carries an enormous range of products, including many that you might not find in other supermarkets. Some of these unique offerings include fresh vegetables from India, frozen food products from India such as paneer, a vast range of Indian spices and Middle-eastern spices, many varieties of rice grains from different countries and many more. Get ready to be mesmerized by the offerings here!
TOP 8 Don Don Donki
Fans of Japanese products rejoiced when Don Don Donki first set foot in Singapore in December 2017. Since then, Don Don Donki’s popularity has not waned and it continued to expand rapidly. It now has a total of 8 outlets islandwide, with the flagship store at Orchard Central being the biggest. As you step into the store, a huge variety of Japanese goods spanning fresh, chilled and frozen foods, household products, health and beauty products and more will be calling out to you. It is hard to resist the food items as they are of good quality and are priced affordably. Packed food that are hot off the stove and chilled desserts are also among the mouthwatering offerings in Don Don Donki along with Japanese food kiosks such as the famed baked sweet potatoes that attract long queues throughout the day.
TOP 9 Isetan
Isetan was the first Japanese departmental store to land in Singapore, having opened Isetan Havelock in 1972. Isetan Havelock has since moved to Shaw House at Orchard Road, and expanded to a full-fledged departmental store with a Japanese supermarket and various other retail products. The Japanese supermarket at the basement is teeming with all sorts Japanese goods including fresh fruits and vegetables from Japan, different cuts and varieties of meat from Japan, US and Australia, frozen and chilled goods, alcoholic beverages and even household products from Japan. Japan food fairs are occasionally held where shoppers have a chance to taste authentic Japanese food. There are also several counters outside the supermarket which sells food products directly imported from Japan such as Chateraise and several bakeries.
TOP 10 Koryo Mart
Koryo Mart prides itself as the best Korean food supplier in Singapore. It has a chain of 8 stores operating under the names Koryo Mart and K-Market islandwide. Over here, you will be able to get your hands on all you need to whip up that authentic Korean meal. Chilled and frozen food, dry food, sauces, snacks, beverages and more are shipped directly from Korea to ensure quality and freshness. Household products such as shampoo and fabric softeners are also available.
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90,000 The most popular supermarkets in the US
Market Force conducted a study (more than 12 thousand respondents took part in the survey), which showed that Publix and Wegmans are the favorite grocery stores of Americans .
They shared the honorable 1st place (77%). The 2nd, with a slight lag (76%), received Trader Joe’s , which until 2016 was the leader in terms of liking among American buyers. H-E-B took the 3rd place with its 69%, ALDI (68%) took the 4th place, and HarrisTeeter (66%) took the 5th place.
The chain of democratic supermarkets Publix, which has been steadily occupying the second place for the last 4 years, has managed to “catch up” with its main competitor, Wegmans. One of the largest retailers in the country is regularly ranked among the Top 100 Companies that create excellent conditions for their employees. The main motto of Publix is “Shopping with pleasure!”.
Wegmans entered the market in 1916 and became popular with middle-class Americans. Like 100 years ago, in the store there is always only fresh food , affordable prices and qualified staff.The network is dynamically expanding, and the management relies on training its employees, who later become “superfans” of the company, whose goal is to open a new store near their home.
Market Force conducted a survey of respondents on several points: price-quality ratio, politeness of cashiers, quick calculation, availability of products, ease of finding the necessary products, special service, cleanliness of stores.
As it turned out, Publix has the cleanest stores (83%), here it is easiest (and therefore faster) for the buyer to find the necessary products (66%), Wegmans leads in special services (69%), in ALDI is the highest percentage of value for money (87%), but Trader Joe’s has the most polite cashiers (82%)!
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You always need to save.It is all the more pleasant to do this if you know in advance: you have come to the store where the prices are already the lowest. We’ve selected the five cheapest supermarkets in the US to help you save your money.
The rating is based on a study by the US Consumer Union, in which more than 50,000 people took part.
The German supermarket chain cannot boast of large retail space or a wide range of products, but it is here that you can find the optimal combination of price and quality.
The company intends to invest $ 3.4 billion to expand its American network and bring the number of stores to 2,500 by the end of 2022.
This supermarket chain is loved by many Americans for its low prices and a large selection of products. But few people know that the goods of their own production were also highly valued. You can buy them without fear: the quality will be high.
A very highly regarded supermarket chain, unfortunately, is not represented in all of America.Fareway Stores can only be found in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, and South Dakota. Their main concept is ideal family proposals.
In this network, you can reduce the cost of products if you buy more in quantity. That is, a small wholesale can really save you money. The chain is based in Boise, Idaho, with retail stores in Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, and Washington.
This chain has received endorsements from customers not only for its good service, product range and consistent hygiene. However, in terms of prices, Trader Joe’s cannot boast of the best deals among the listed retail chains.
Also, our readers advised to add another network to the list:
This chain offers discounts and stock goods (clothes, groceries) from well-known and private brands, I work with suppliers directly.The company has stores in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, and Pennsylvania.
Most Grocery Outlet stores operate independently of the chain as a whole. That is, the products presented may vary according to local tastes and demand.
Memo on Singapore – tour operator ART-TOUR
GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Singapore is an island nation with an area of 710 sq km – located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, 1 degree (137 km) north of the equator.It is believed to be the southernmost inhabited point of our hemisphere.
POPULATION: According to the latest census, 5 million 300 thousand people live in Singapore. 74% of the population are Chinese, 14% are Malays, 9% are Indians (mainly from South India), 3% are all the rest, including Europeans and minor ethnic groups. Singapore has 4 official languages: English – the language of office work, jurisprudence, education, international communication, as well as Chinese (Mandarin), Malay and Tamil – the language of South India).A motley mixture of religions is represented in Singapore: Buddhism is the leader in terms of the number of believers, followed by Christianity (Catholicism, Anglicanism, etc.), Islam, Taoism, and Hinduism. The city has two synagogues, one Orthodox and one Gregorian Armenian Orthodox Church. Any manifestation of racial and religious intolerance is strictly punishable by law.
CLIMATE: The tropical climate with an average annual temperature of +28 degrees is characterized by high humidity and an abundance of precipitation, especially in the winter months from November to January inclusive.The maximum temperature reaches + 35 – 36 degrees, the minimum drops to +24. The peak of sunny and hot weather occurs in the period from February to July, but short-term heavy rains are possible during this time.
DRINKING WATER: It is absolutely safe to drink tap water in Singapore. And for those who prefer bottled mineral water, local supermarkets and grocery stores offer a wide selection.
ELECTRICITY: The mains voltage used in Singapore is 220-240V, 50Hz.In most hotels, adapters and transformers for connecting electrical appliances designed for a voltage of 110-120V, 60 Hz are provided to guests upon request. When buying electrical goods from the local stores, be sure to check if they are suitable for the electrical supply in your country. In Singapore, three-pole flat-type plugs are used.
LANGUAGE: 4 official languages: English, Malay, Mandarin Chinese and Indian (Tamil).As in a multinational state, religions are practiced in Singapore: Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism.
TRANSPORTATION: The city has an excellent public transport system. To services of residents – metro, buses, taxis. For tourists, a taxi is the most convenient way to travel. Taxis stop only at special taxi stands (Taxi Stand) or at the entrance to hotels. The fare is paid by the meter. At the end of the trip, the toll road (ERP) amount may be added to the meter, as well as a 35% surcharge for travel during peak hours.Double tariff applies after midnight. The new machines are equipped with credit card payment machines. However, since there are still old cars on the road, it is better to have cash with you.
At the end of the trip, you can ask the taxi driver for a check, which will indicate the mileage, additional payments to the meter, as well as the car number – this can be useful in case you forgot something in the taxi.
MONETARY UNIT: The monetary unit is the Singapore dollar. As in other countries, foreign currency can be changed at the hotel (around the clock), but the rate will be less favorable compared to city exchange offices.Exchange offices (Moneychangers) can be found in any large shopping center, as well as just on the streets in the central part of the city. Their working hours are from 10:00 to 21:00. No passport is required for currency exchange. No commission is charged. ATMs (called ATMs) are located in metro stations, banks, shopping centers, and busy intersections. ATMs only issue Singapore dollars. The maximum cashout amount per day is S $ 2,000.
MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS: Singapore has two mobile phone networks – GSM900 and GSM1800, and mobile services are provided by three operators – SingTel, M1 and StarHub.For international calls, access codes 001, 013 or 019 (SingTel), 002 or 021 (M1) and 008 or 018 (StarHub) are used.
If you are in roaming and want to call from your mobile phone to a subscriber’s number in Russia, then dial his federal number, i.e. +7 (area code) (subscriber’s phone number) – for fixed and mobile subscribers.
International calls. You can use the hotel’s services as well as use your cell phone by purchasing a Sunshine card.The card is perfect for calls to Russia, even for long call times. Its cost is $ 10S. You can buy at Seven Eleven stores, exchange offices and cell phone stores.
SECURITY : Safe in Singapore. The statistics speaks for itself – Singapore ranks second in the world after Luxembourg in terms of safety.
SMOKING: Smoking in Singapore is allowed, but only in designated areas. It is easy to identify these places on the street: places where there are urns with an ashtray on top.
Note: In order to enhance the quality of nightlife for all in entertainment venues, smoking is prohibited in all pubs, discos, karaoke bars and nightclubs outside of approved smoking rooms or areas. The fine for violation of this prohibition is up to 1000 S $.
TRADITIONAL SINGAPORE CUISINE: Some people say that Singaporean cuisine is Chinese cuisine because the main population is Chinese, which is fundamentally true. But traditional Singaporean cuisine is the same as Singapore itself – a mixture of Chinese, Malay, Indian and Peranak cuisine.As a result of many years of mixing, Singapore has its own traditional dishes, for which the title of dishes of the national cuisine of Singapore has been fixed. There are not many of them, about 10 dishes are distinguished, we advise you to definitely try the 2 dishes listed below, in the original version that can be tasted only in Singapore.
The first dish, the undoubted favorite called Chili Crab. The dish is spicy, but spicy, but in moderation, and this is what you should definitely try in Singapore! The whole secret of the dish is in an incredibly tasty sauce in which the crab itself is practically drowned.Fresh buns are served to it, which are steamed specifically for this dish, the sauce is so delicious that after trying, you forget all the decorum and start eating this dish with your hands, removing the crab melting in your mouth from the crab shell and dipping hot buns into the sauce.
One advice: cover your breasts with a napkin, which is specially served with this dish and bon appetit!
Second course – Laksa Soup A very original and hearty soup with rice noodles, fresh shrimps, fish dumplings, chili sauce, spices and coconut milk.
STORES: The variety of shopping malls in Singapore and the goods sold there makes you dizzy and dizzy. Singapore is a shopping paradise and in order not to spend all the time allotted for Singapore in its shopping centers, you need to have good moral preparation! Singapore has over 60 conveniently located shopping malls. All kinds of sales are constantly arranged in stores.
Store opening hours: daily 10:00 – 21:00 (until 23:00 on holidays)
Return or exchange of goods: Large stores are ready to exchange the purchased goods, provided that it is in good condition and returned within three days from the date of purchase and the receipt of a receipt.
Tax Refund When departing from Singapore at the airport, tourists are refunded a 7% tax on goods purchased in stores that are part of the TaxFreeShopping system. The minimum purchase price is from S $ 100 to S $ 300. The actual amount of compensation received will be 6% of the purchase price as a result of the deduction of the service interest. The tax is non-refundable if tourists leave Singapore by car, bus, train or boat.
CUSTOMS REGULATION: Duty free import of confectionery and chocolate up to S $ 50, as well as 1 liter of spirits, wine or beer, as well as 20 cigarettes (in an open pack!). Chewing gum is prohibited; chewing gum in Singapore can be bought only in special pharmacies; when buying, you need to fill out a form indicating all your contacts and data. The death penalty is imposed for bringing drugs into Singapore.
Rules for the carriage of hand luggage when traveling to Singapore: from May 21, 2007, an ICAO regulation on the rules for the carriage of liquids in the cabin of an aircraft for passengers comes into force. All containers containing liquids and other products of a similar consistency must have a volume not exceeding 100 ml. All containers should be packed in transparent, sealed plastic bags, the total volume of liquids should not exceed 1 liter. Each passenger has the right to carry only one such package and is obliged to present it at the security control counter.Medicines, baby food, and special foods that you may need during your flight do not need to be placed in the plastic wrap. Liquids purchased from duty-free shops and not packaged according to the above requirements may be confiscated
RULES OF CONDUCT: In Singapore, we advise you to strictly observe all rules of conduct in public places: do not litter, do not cross the street in the wrong place (for this violation, a fine of S $ 500 is imposed).If you are a smoker, we also recommend that you check with the hotel upon check-in whether you have rooms for smokers or non-smokers. Smoking is prohibited in the lobby of hotels, closed cafes and restaurants.
HOTEL DEPOSITS: Upon check-in, a certain amount will be charged as a security deposit for incidentals such as minibars and international phone calls. The amount of the deposit varies depending on the hotel category and the number of nights booked (on average around S $ 100 – 150 per room, per night).The deposit, if it was left in cash, is returned to the tourists upon check-out from the hotel. If the deposit was guaranteed by a credit card, it will be possible to use the amount unlocked at checkout after at least three weeks.
TIP: A 10% tip is invoiced as a service surcharge. Taxi drivers return the change in full. However, as elsewhere, in the case of a service you especially like, you can leave some amount (not fixed) for tea – a waiter, taxi driver, chauffeur and guide on excursions, etc.which will be greatly appreciated. Gratuities are required for in-room luggage delivery (amount varies from S $ 2 to S $ 10).
Telephone and address of the Russian Embassy in Singapore: 51 Nassim Road, tel. 235-18-34 / 235-18-32. Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 14.45.
90,000 10 tips for cheap holidays in Singapore: hotels, transport, food …
Singapore is a beautiful but expensive city for first-time travelers. Most tourists stay in it only for a day, on the way to Bali or back.However, if you go to Singapore for more than a day, you will have to learn how to save money. It is not difficult and quickly becomes a habit. So 10 tips on how you can have a cheap vacation in Singapore.
1. Savings on hotels in Singapore
In the photo: Hotel81 – one of the cheapest brands of hotels in Singapore
The main item of spending on holidays in Singapore is accommodation. Singapore hotels are very expensive, but on weekends the prices in hotels are noticeably lower. Therefore, to stay cheap in a hotel in Singapore, here are some tips.
First of all, check the hotel offers from the list of Singapore budget hotels – here are collected not just the cheapest hotels, but with an excellent location and clean rooms (alas, even in Singapore there are red light districts with dirty rooms and cockroaches).
Photo: a view from the window of the hotel “Holiday Inn Express Katong”, Singapore
Second, try to grab a weekend for your stay – the best chances of getting low prices for hotels in Singapore will be on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
The third advice about housing – book apartments or rooms from private owners. Sometimes you can live in a nice apartment for less money. Unfortunately, AirBNB rentals have become unprofitable lately. However, check out what offers are available in Singapore through this service.
Prices for hotels in Singapore see here
Book a hotel
By the way, a good way to save money is to make a visa to Singapore not through Moscow intermediaries, but on your own via the Internet.And if you are traveling to Singapore for 2-3 days, then a visa is not needed at all – you should not waste time and money on it. More details on how to make a visa to Singapore online or travel without a visa, we have already written here.
2. Food and Drink in Singapore
Pictured: In Singapore, you can eat sparingly in food courts
The best prices for food and drinks in Singapore can be found in numerous food courts, such as are everywhere in Singapore, in all shopping centers or even in major metro stations.Even if you just want to drink tea – find the nearest food court – it will be cheaper there. The best food courts in Singapore, in my opinion, are “Food Republic”.
In addition, it is useful to keep an eye on the signs of cafes and all kinds of bars. During certain hours (Happy Hour, usually from 5 pm to 7 pm), many establishments offer discounts on drinks or certain meals. Be careful and it will help you save money 🙂
3. Choose inexpensive grocery stores
FirePrice stores in Singapore are much cheaper than the usual 7/11
Those who come to Singapore from Thailand tend to buy drinks and small snacks in 7-Eleven stores.Forget about it. For some reason, it is in Singapore that 7/11 stores are very expensive. If you want to save money, go to the “Fair Price” or “Giant” stores.
4. We save on transport in Singapore
In the photo: exploring Singapore on buses
To see more in Singapore, you need to ride more in it or walk on foot. Ditch taxis in favor of buses. Buses in Singapore are an excellent form of transport, besides, in the heat there you can just cool down a little 🙂
If you plan to visit Singapore for more than two days, buy yourself an EZ-Link Pass.They can be paid on the Singapore subway, on buses and even when entering Sentosa Island. EZ-Link cards are much more economical for tourists than buying one-time travel cards through ticket machines. The card is valid for several years, so the next time you come to Singapore – just refill the card and you can use the transport again.
5. Singapore Museums – Evening Tours
To save some more money in Singapore, visit the main museums of the city after 18-00.During this time, most museums are open for free or at a deep discount.
6. Self-guided tours of Singapore
Self-guided walks in Singapore
Most of the attractions of Singapore can be seen on your own. You just need to find out on the Internet where and what is located, take a map of Singapore and draw up a route. Here is a complete Singapore itinerary for one day – 9 of the most interesting places not to be missed.
Such excursions will be inexpensive, but no less interesting than if you made them with the help of travel agencies.You can independently go up to the observation deck of the Marina Bay Sands hotel, walk around Chinatown or have a great rest on the beaches of Sentosa.
Excursion in the center of Singapore
If you do not want to plan a route in Singapore on your own, contact the services of local residents. It will be both cheaper and more educational. For example, guide Olga offers all newcomers to Singapore an excellent sightseeing tour of the city center, with a visit to the best observation decks and all the most iconic sights.In 3 hours you will learn a lot about Singaporean life, take cool pictures and get valuable advice on how to plan your vacation cheaper and more interesting.
Lifehack We went-We know.
If you are in Singapore in transit from 5.5 to 24 hours, then you can sign up for the free sightseeing tour of Singapore . Check-in points, detailed rules and times of excursions can be found on the airport website here.
In fact, Singapore is such an interesting city that in itself it surprises and amazes like a Museum of the Future.Here you can walk the streets all day and enjoy the city itself: how it works, how convenient everything is for people. Many places can be entered completely free of charge. Or watch great shows for free.
In the photo: evening lights in the Garden by the Bay park in Singapore
But what you can see in Singapore for free :
- Marina Bay Night Show – Get early in the best seats at the Esplanade Theater.
- promenade around Marina Bay.
- A visit to the “Garden by the Bay” park is free, you can walk in the park as much as you like, individual pavilions and events inside the park are paid. Read how to get cheaper tickets.
- Botanical Garden.
- Chinese Garden
… for a complete list, see the article What to see in Singapore – this is the best and most detailed guide to Singapore.
7. Loyal customer cards
Photo: Soup Spoon loyalty card in Singapore
If you are addicted to certain establishments in Singapore , find out if you can get a membership card there.It turns out that it is not difficult to obtain such cards, but it is quite good to save money with their help.
8. Free buses
After checking into the hotel, inquire if there is a free shuttle bus. If there is, it will save on transport. Free buses are also available at major shopping centers in Singapore, such as Funan Digital Mall or Ikea.
9. Tickets for Singapore Attractions – Online
Photo: Hop-On, Hop-Off buses in Singapore
You can buy tickets for the Singapore Flyer, Hop On, Hop Off buses and other entertainments online.It will be cheaper than buying tickets at a Turkiosk. Check out the offers of Singapore sites and see for yourself:
We use discounts and promotional codes KLOOK
In addition, experienced tourists get good discounts and really valid promotional codes in the KLOOK system, for example:
To save on your tickets, read our guide on how to get cheaper tickets to Singapore attractions.
10. Weekend tickets to Sentosa
If you plan to spend a lot of time at the Sentosa rides, buy a weekend ticket on the official website.Thus, you can significantly save on the many attractions of this bustling island.
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90,000 Top-3 stocks of grocery retailers to buy amid coronavirus
90,320 Consumers around the world are actively buying groceries in stores due to panic over the spread of coronavirus.
Consumers purchase essential items including sanitary napkins, canned food, bottled water, and hand sanitizer. This trend could have a positive impact on the business of grocery store chains.
In order to determine which retailers to bet on, it is worth conducting a thorough analysis. Criteria to watch include high revenues and / or strong growing sales, fair valuation, and decent dividend yield.In addition, stores must be large enough to provide the required level of supply.
Next, we will tell you more about three retailers whose business you should pay attention to.
The fact is that the demand for stores capable of supplying a large number of essential goods has increased markedly. Kroger fits this description perfectly, so the company’s stock is actively resisting the stock market’s downtrend.Nevertheless, the estimate remains valid, as the 12-month price-earnings ratio is only 17.76.
A forward dividend yield of of almost 2% should provide shareholders with a stable income throughout the entire coronavirus crisis. In addition, Bahl & Gaynor Portfolio Manager Jim Russell draws attention to the sustainability of Kroger’s business fundamentals, even in a rapidly changing economic environment. “Kroger is one of the few companies whose demand for services in the current situation does not stop growing at a time when it is falling in many other industries,” the expert notes.
Russell’s opinion is shared by many analysts, and understandably, Kroger is well placed to capitalize on the current trend of consumers emptying store shelves. Although the retailer does not have the largest chain of stores of the companies on today’s list, it is a strong competitor due to its ability to continually replenish stock while continuing to enrich loyal shareholders.
Costco’s share price was slightly shakier than Kroger’s. The company’s forward dividend yield of 0.85%, while stable, is not particularly impressive. However, Costco has something unique. The company uses a membership model that ensures high customer loyalty. This is confirmed by the high level of re-subscription – almost 90%.
In addition, the company has demonstrated its ability to provide consumers with everything they need, even in the face of increased demand.Joe Feldman of Telsey Advisory Group notes, “US retailers are working to address the recent increase in demand … Costco’s strong supplier relationships help maintain consistent shipments.”
Costco’s 12-month P / E ratio is at 35.72. In addition, the company’s revenue for the fourth quarter was $ 39.07 billion, beating analysts’ expectations. This figure also represents an increase of 10% year on year.All in all, Costco has both the revenue level and customer loyalty it needs to thrive during these challenging times.
Would any list of industry leaders be complete without Target? Of course not. The company’s rolling 12-month P / E ratio is at 15.92, so it’s safe to say that Target’s stock valuation is perfect. Meanwhile, a forward dividend yield of 2.55% should keep shareholders at bay as the company engages in a frantic race of increased demand for essential goods.
Joe Feldman of Telsey gave Target an ambitious price target of $ 137, well above its current value. He argues, “Target’s strategy is working, allowing the company to gain more market share and driving profitability.”
There is undoubtedly an increase in profits. The company’s fourth-quarter earnings per share were $ 1.69. That’s a marked improvement from $ 1.53 per share in the same quarter last year. In addition, $ 23.4 billion in quarterly revenue exceeded consensus.Overall, Target represents real value among the high-cap companies in the industry.
The whole world continues to panic against the background of what is happening, but there is also good news.
The epicenter of the new coronavirus outbreak, Wuhan, has reported no new cases for the first time, although numbers are rising elsewhere.
Financial giants have turned on fire hoses at full capacity to deal with the consequences of the coronavirus – the US Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank have announced major new measures to calm markets in a short time.
The expert explained the significance of the weak data on the US labor market
MOSCOW, May 7 – PRIME. During normal times, when the economy creates as many new jobs in a month as the United States created in April, this is perceived positively, but we are living in an unusual time.
Biden predicted a long recovery for the American economy
The US Department of Labor on Friday reported that US employers created 266,000 jobs last month in seasonally adjusted terms, and the total number of jobs in the country is now 8.2 million lower than before the Covid-19 pandemic began. Last year.At the same time, the unemployment rate rose to 6.1% from 6.0% in March.
With more Americans getting the coronavirus vaccine and returning to their previous lifestyles, April should have been a much more successful month for the labor market. Economists polled by the WSJ had expected the data to point to 1 million new jobs and a drop in unemployment to 5.8%. What happened?
The problem is that some companies, such as catering establishments, are hiring employees in connection with the relaxation of quarantine restrictions, but other organizations whose businesses have benefited from the pandemic have now begun to reduce the number of employees.Grocery stores and supermarkets, where sales jumped as Americans cook more at home, fired 49,000 people in April. Courier and postal services, actively delivering parcels during the pandemic, have cut their workforce by 77,000. In the meantime, rental companies, which the business turned to instead of hiring full-time workers, laid off 111,000 people.
Analysts predict a sharp downturn in the US stock market
The impact of supply chain disruptions, in particular, semiconductor shortages, has also surfaced.Manufacturers of cars and car parts have reduced the number of jobs by 27,000.
In addition, many companies report difficulties finding employees. The reason may be the lack of childcare services, which is keeping many women out of jobs, concerns about Covid-19, and increased government benefits that allow people to choose a job more carefully.
However, April is only one month. Given all the economic changes taking place, as well as the possible distortion of seasonally adjusted data from the Department of Labor due to the pandemic, it is probably not worth giving too much importance to the April report.
At the same time, you should not ignore this data either. There may be no reason to downgrade expectations for labor market performance throughout the remainder of this year, but if the next report turns out to be disappointing again, this could already be a real cause for concern.
Dow Jones Newswires, PRIME
90,000 US restaurants transforming into grocery stalls
25 March 2020, 01:03
Due to the fact that in most states of America restaurants are banned from receiving guests, restaurateurs are trying in every way to keep the business.One of these ways was to reformat points in
grocery stores offering both essential goods and part of the restaurants’ own assortment.
For example, the fast food chain Frisch’s Big Boy, operating in the states of Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, began to position its points as Big Boy’s Markets, where customers can stock up on food and other goods. There are some vegetables, milk, packaged homemade tuna salad, and products with a longer shelf life, such as sugar, ketchup, mustard, portioned cereals, bottled water and one of the most scarce commodities today is toilet paper.
The management of the chain managed to arrange organized daily deliveries to 120 restaurants. Already 100 points of the “Big Boy” last week turned into “markets” where people can shop in the drive thru format.
Delivery and distribution costs reduce the profits of establishments, however, working in a store format allows more Frisch’s employees who would already be out of work to go out for at least a few hours a day.
Los Angeles-based Dog Haus is also opening stores for its guests.The recently launched Haus Markets has signature gourmet hot dogs, burgers, sausages and potato balls for shoppers to prepare at home, as well as staple foods like milk and butter. “Restaurants and their distributors have so many products left that it would be a shame not to find a way to continue feeding our guests,” comments André Wehner, co-owner of Dog Haus Worldwide.
It’s not just chain concepts that are turning into stores in the US. For example, Foggy Rock Eatery & Pub, an independent restaurant located in the Blowing Rock area of North Carolina, has installed refrigerators in the entrance area with its own packaged ready-made products, which are convenient to take with you.It sells homemade chicken salad, pimento cheese spread, pork jerky, soup and salad dressing, and toilet paper. At the same time, the number of employees had to be reduced from 45 to three.
The idea of reformatting restaurants does not just come from American entrepreneurs.