What You Can Get for $1 in Singapore

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In one of the most expensive countries to live in, it’s always great to find good deals. You’d be surprised how far your dollar goes here in Singapore.

LOK LOK LOH Opening Promotion $1 Nett Per Stick for All Skewers

Image credit: Lok Lok Loh Facebook Page

The first one on the list is available for a limited time only but it is too good not to share. The newly opened ‘LOK LOK LOH’ at VivoCity sells over 20 types of lok lok items. This is actually Singapore’s first lok lok kiosk that is situated inside a shopping mall. Skewers are prepared fresh daily and you have the option to have it boiled or fried. LOK LOK LOH makes their own torched mentaiko, chilli crab and salted egg sauces too.

Location: VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585, B2-K15

Opening hours: 10:30am – 9:30pm

IKEA Veggie Hot Dog and Regular Hot Dog

Image credit: Screenshot of IKEA online menu

Apart from the $1 IKEA hot dog that many of us are familiar with, the veggie hot dog is a plant-based version of the iconic OG hot dog. It includes kale, quinoa, onions and wheat protein. They’ve made a healthier and equally affordable option available to their customers. Who says healthy food must be expensive?

*Veggie hot dog only available at Tampines and Jurong outlets

Thai Boat Noodles $0.80++ Per Bowl at BKK Bistro & Bar

Photo credit: BKK Bistro & Bar

This Thai place at Yishun closes at 2am daily, it’s the perfect supper spot. They sell boat noodles at $0.80++ per bowl – obviously not a big bowl. So for those who just want a late night snack, it’s the place to be. The outdoor seating and general vibe of the place are major plus points too.

Location: 81 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769198

Opening hours: 5pm – 2am

$1 Min Jiang Kueh

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A 72 year old uncle and his wife man this ‘Min Jiang Kueh’ stall in Buangkok. The classic flavours of red bean, peanut and coconut go for $1 a piece. You can choose to pair the flavours up too and it’ll still only cost $1. You can also try out their less conventional flavours such as the ham, cheese, and corn combination Min Jiang Kueh ($1.50) and egg and cheese Min Jiang Kueh ($1.30).

Location: 982 Buangkok Crescent, Level 2, Singapore 530982

Opening hours: Wed – Mon 6:30am to 1pm

$0.80 XL Tutu Kueh at Kia Xiang Du Du Nyonya Kueh

Photo credit: SG FoodBuzz

This family-run hawker stall of over 40 years sells XL tutu kuehs at $0.80 per piece. Choose from the original, coconut or peanut fillings. There is also a wide range of nyonya kuehs available at this stall so do check them out when you’re there!

Location: 38A Beo Cres, #01-88 Beo Crescent Market, Singapore 169982

Opening hours: Tues – Sun 6am to 2pm

$1 Nasi Lemak at Kedai Makan Muhajirin

Photo credit: Zulkifli Daud

You can get a plate of Nasi Lemak with rice, a slice of cucumber, fried egg, fried fish (or ikan bilis) and sambal chilli for just $1. Think about it, a whole meal for just $1! This price brings me back to my primary school days. You can opt for other ingredients too it’s just that it won’t just cost a dollar. It’s very popular in the neighborhood so do be prepared to queue.

Location: Blk 20, Toa Payoh Lorong 7, #01-758 Singapore 310020

Opening hours: Tues – Sun 6am – sold out

Value Dollar Shops across Singapore

Photo credit: Valu$ Shop At City Square Mall B2 Facebook Page

There’s no way the value dollar shops are not making this list. It’s been around for years but it always gives you the feeling it’s closing anytime soon because of the “FIRE SALE!” signs. While not everything in the store is priced at $1, they are all pretty much good bargains. Lots of the candies, cookies, Tim Tam, plasters etc. are $1.

Find the list of value dollar shops here

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