Hotpot, steamboat or barbecue?
Groups of five can dine from today (July 12) on the latest relaxation of the measures as Singapore moves on with the endemic Covid-19.
Singapore is working to live with the virus and in order to achieve this, the government has strongly followed its vaccination push. Health Minister Ong Ye Kung had said the goal is for two-thirds of Singapore’s population who is fully vaccinated for Singapore National Day on 9 August.
Vaccination strategy has been the way forward for the country, as vaccinated individuals can expect to be less ill if they are infected and are likely to have continued protection if they receive regular booster shots.
Authorities have also noted the desires to go back to life as it was before the pandemic, and they work to open the economy to how things were before the pandemic, including attending events at entertainment venues and going without masks.
As Singapore facilitates its measurements, food and food ordering platforms also present their best deals to attract customers.
Chope and Fave food guides and deals for 5 people
Chope Singapore, in an email to subscribers sent over the weekend, prepared a list of food deals available good for groups. This includes al fresco dining, buffets and hot pot options.
The restaurant booking platform featured “the best deals for a five-person food guide,” offering up to a 50% discount on meals at “group-friendly” restaurants.
The booking portal has also opened the booking capacity to allow spaces for 5 people.
The Fave deals and savings app, meanwhile, lists food deals for up to five people.
This includes a mookata seafood dish for four people at Le Thai Mookata with a 28% discount and a Chinese eight-course fixed meal for four people at San Guo Kao Yu with a 49% discount.
Restaurants that offer fixed meals for 5 people
With the previous two people per table, meals in restaurants would be limited to smaller dishes. Now, larger shared dishes, such as a Beijing duck, can be served for a five-person table.
Peach Garden Chinese Restaurant offers deals for vaccinated groups of five. Users must demonstrate that they are vaccinated using their TraceTogether application. The promotion is limited to one exchange per diner.
The a la carte high-end tea buffet has returned to Chinatown Point, with up to a 50% discount on buffet meals from Spanish $ 48 before taxes and service charges. The restaurant said that to enjoy the offer, there must be a minimum of four people.
The a la carte buffet of the Hotel Miramar is also back, with a 50% discount with a minimum of four people.
The Qian Xi group is also launching five people who eat fixed meals at $ 138 S before taxes and service charges. Dishes include stewed fish stew soup with crab meat, crispy roast chicken and steamed brown marble grouper.
Offers are only available at selected outlets such as Eternal Garden, Hilltop Garden, Jubilee Garden and Qian Xi Paya Lebar.
The group has also reopened the à la carte buffet lunch and dinner for two at the aforementioned establishments.
Canteens severely affected by Covid-19 safety measures
Restaurants are making all the stops amid weak sales.
Thus, data from the Singapore Department of Statistics showed that sales of food and beverage services fell 14.1% in May from the previous month.
The intensified alert of the second phase, which began for a month from May 16, affected sales, as the measures had banned food in restaurants and only takeaway food was allowed.
Restaurants fell 26.4% since April, while cafes and dining areas fell 8.3%.
Over the past few months, sales remain below pre-Covid-19 levels, due in part to a resurgence of community cases and consumers who switched online distribution while working from home. The lack of tourism has also affected many restaurants that rely on them as their main source of customers.
The government continues to monitor Covid-19 developments closely as it reopens safely.
He called on restaurants to implement safe management measures (SMM) as required by Manpower Ministry to provide a safe environment for customers and workers.
Some SMM measures include not selling and allowing alcohol consumption after 10:30 p.m. daily. Restaurant workers who open for dinner to customers must also undergo mandatory periodic testing, regardless of their vaccination status.
There are the number of cases in the Covid-19 community and unrelated cases dropped last week. Nearly 40% of Singapore’s population has been completely vaccinated and almost 8,000 daily doses are administered.
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