[savings type - $$; during your next town visit]
Orchard Road is home to one of the glitziest shopping belts in Asia. Big brands and famous restaurants fly in to make their presence known in this region. Once you hit the Orchard area, it is likely that you will have to open your wallet and be prepared for significant cash outflow.
Folks who are familiar with this know that in order to find affordable food in this area, one would have to make their way to popular budget-haunts like Lucky Plaza, Far East Plaza etc. However, along with inflation and sky-rocketing rents, we have seen even prices at such places increase significantly in recent years.
Now, if you were a budget-conscious traveler or an average worker who wants access to affordable food in Orchard today, where will you go?
Lifehacksg#16 presents a little food haunt right outside Somerset MRT station, hidden in the basement of the Singtel Comcentre building.
This cafeteria boasts more than 10 different types of food stalls, serving a range of local delicacies at "non-Orchard" prices. To give you a better idea of what we mean by affordable in Orchard, a plate of economic-rice costs just under $3, while a bowl of Laksa Prawn Noodles will set you back a hefty... $2.20. In case you were wondering, the quality of the food is pretty decent. At such affordable prices, this is one of the best value-for-money options you'll find in Orchard!
So the next time you visit the Orchard Road area, skip the overpriced food-courts and check out this budget-friendly air-conditioned food centre at Somerset!