2,5 + 1,5 SGD - That's about 3 euros.
It's hard to talk about prices in Singapore, if you ask me. Of course, you could say it's expensive. Especially, if you come from Malaysia. One thing's for sure - rents are really high. That's why a lot of people choose to live in Johor Bahru(right across the border) and work in Singapore.
Story behind Maustafa sandwiches
I planned to have a beer with two friends from Switzerland last evening. Their hostel(Green kiwi) is cca 2 kilometers away from mine(Sleepy kiwi) and they are owned by the same person. Here is the map.
I was going to buy some sandwiches for us as planned. I went on foot through the district Little India. I put headphones in my ears, turned on Google Maps and didn't even look at the address they sent me. After I covered half the way, I found a supermarket called Mustafa. This grocery store really had everything and it's open 24/7. For example, it has a solarium. One woman just undressed herself and went in. One elderly man was cooking tea next to the box office. It had a lot of entrances and you could pay almost on every corner. When I paid at the entrance, they put a plastic zipper on my bag and that's it - I could continue shopping. It's a pity I didn't take any pictures inside the store.
First, I saw a mango juice(1,5$ - 1,5l). I love that shit and they had like twelve different sorts! Next, I was looking for some sausages, cheese and bread, of course. It took me 40 min to find cheese and sausages(3,4$) so you can imagane how happy I was when I found them. I had 10$ and I didn't know how much the cheese would cost, because there was no price tag underneath. So I decided to try their system, went to the first corner and paid for it. Altogether it cost me 1,5$ + 3,4$ + 3,9$ = 8.8$. With 1,2$ left in my pocket, the only thing I needed was bread and I'd be on my way! I found it in another store a few minutes later and the cheapest one cost 1,4$. Great, ha? I was 20 cents short! What's worse, I didn't have visa with me, just some riggets from Malaysia. Luckily, I found a cash exchange machine and could afford to pay for the bread. I went out of the store, this time from the third exit. After 1,5 hour I had the bloody sandwiches! I put my headphones back in my ears and pressed play. BAM "Shutting off".
Ok! I didn't have the map but I just had to find Levander Street once I was out of Little india and I'd be there. How hard could that be? I went out and took the first right. But I was wrong! If you take another look at the map, there is a hotel marked on the other side of Little India. Heh this is where I ended up without the map. This district is a totally different place at night(it was around 11:30pm then), compared to the rest of Singapore!
Learnt a lot from that! Never rely exclusively on technology. Not even in Singapore.
Back to the story. I asked for a map at the hotel. Took the MRT-subway at 11:57. I had a valid ticked until midnigt. Another problem! I forgot that you have to validate your ticker twice. First at the enterence and once again at the exit... Nevertheless, the door opened!