If there's one thing I enjoy about living in Singapore, it's gotta be the really affordable groceries.
See, every time I go grocery shopping in KL, the bill comes up to RM100+, easily. So far I haven't reached that record (thank god) here.
So there was one day when Su En and I went grocery shopping and we bought so many things, but!!! What's even more shocking was the bill!
I'll put the items into figures and you'll see what I mean... I'm going to put in an estimate of what I can get for the similar items in KL ;)
#01 Frozen fish fillets x 2 SGD 6.60 MYR 10.00
#02 4.4kg Dynamo detergent SGD 9.85 MYR 22.00
#03 1.2L Body shampoo SGD 2.95 MYR 7.50
#04 Broccoli SGD 1.62 MYR 3.50
#05 Onions SGD 1.25 MYR 2.00
#06 Red chili padi SGD 0.80 MYR 1.20
#07 Spinach SGD 1.35 MYR 2.20
#08 Minced pork SGD 2.58 MYR 6.60 (pork is like super expo in Msia)
#09 Post Almond cereal SGD 5.90 MYR 14.50 (my favourite cereal! Now so affordable!)
#10 Pancake mix SGD 4.55 MYR 8.90
#11 Vermicelli SGD 0.95 MYR 2.00
#12 Farmhouse milk SGD 2.65 MYR 8.50 (Farmhouse is like milk with gold bits in Msia)
#13 Blueberries SGD 5.90 MYR 15.00 (Yea you see that right!)
#14 Grapefruits SGD 1.25 MYR 2.00 (I dunno how much so I cincaily put one low price).
#15 Eggs SGD 1.95 MYR 5.50
#16 Maggi mee Kari Letup SGD 2.00 MYR 3.50
#17 Dole bananas SGD 1.41 MYR 4.50
Some more after that got added discounts from Fairprice cos got promotion..... you ready for the nett total??
Damage in MYR = 119.40 (See see, over RM100 d)
Damage in SGD = 49.80 !! (including GST!)
It's almost like a direct exchange rate. How come!! My favourite has to be the ultra cheap blueberries! It's like the good ol' Houston days when I would load on the blackberries (they are like USD2 for a small box) and pile them on with ice-cream. Bliss!!