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S’poreans complain ramen stalls opened by foreigner cause local F&B businesses to suffer

S’poreans complain ramen stalls opened by foreigner cause local F&B businesses to suffer

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NS for locals, ramen business for foreigners.


Singaporeans from all walks of life, who appreciate the irony of everyday situations, have come out to complain about two ramen stalls recently opened by a foreigner.

This after the two ramen stalls were publicised in the press to be opened by a well-known foreigner in Singapore who is known to be anti-foreigner.

One Singaporean, Kuai Shou Mian, said: “Is selling ramen a job that locals cannot do? Why must foreigners come here to sell ramen? This is taking away jobs from Singaporean ramen sellers and causing unnecessary competition for locals in the F&B business.”

Another Singaporean, Filbert Foh, said: “NS for locals, ramen business for foreigners.”

However, not all Singaporeans feel the same way as they are willing to look at the bigger picture of things.

Ben Di Ren, another local, said: “Eat Lor Mee better. $3 only.”






S’poreans to protest use of drones in F&B: ‘NS For Locals, Jobs For Robots!’

S’poreans to protest use of drones in F&B: ‘NS For Locals, Jobs For Robots!’

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They demand answers as to why robots are taking their jobs.


Singaporeans from some walks of life, who don’t have jobs because globalisation and liberal foreign talent policy, are going to start a protest at Hong Lim Park this weekend.

This after it was announced that bar-with-music Timbre will be deploying drones to displace human waiters to serve food and drinks at their establishments.

However, this move has drawn howls of protest from some quarters in society.

One upset Singaporean, Filbert Foh, a local disenfranchised Singaporean for Singapore, said: “NS for locals but jobs for robots!”

“First, we lose our jobs to foreigners. Now, we lose our jobs to robots. Next thing what will happen? Give PR and citizenship to robots too?”

“I did not serve NS to protect robots who come here to take away our jobs.”

Other Singaporeans for Singapore who are upset said this will only lead to more oppression of Singaporeans.

Milbert Moh, another Singaporean for Singapore, said defensively: “First, robots will take away our jobs. Next thing we know, they will take away our women and HDB flats as well.”

At press time, it was reported that Tinder is taking some women away from some Singaporean husbands.



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Customers cook, wash plates & pay for meal as dearth of S’poreans in F&B sees restaurants go fully self-service

Customers cook, wash plates & pay for meal as dearth of S’poreans in F&B sees restaurants go fully self-service

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Customers must prepare, cook and serve food by themselves, for themselves.


As the food and beverage industry prepares itself for the worst in expectations of being hit hard by manpower shortages in the next few months due to lesser and lesser Singaporeans taking up jobs waiting tables and serving food, a brand new dining concept is expected to hit our shores.

Called “fully self-service restaurants”, they are expected to be launched island-wide at 28 different locations.

The restaurants are colloquially named “Cook Yourself”, a reference to Singaporeans’ poor grammar and concise speak.

Fully self-service restaurants would see customers buying their own raw ingredients to the F&B eatery, preparing the food, cooking them in the restaurants’ kitchens and serving the food to themselves, as the number of locals working in the industry continues to dwindle.

All these without a single service staff employed by the restaurant to get in the way.

This latest concept is less a marketing gimmick than a bid to overcome the foreseeable and prolonged manpower shortages in the volatile F&B industry, where nation-wide cuts in foreign labourers will see eateries closing down or coming up with new ideas to survive.

How the self-service restaurants function is quite similar to regular restaurants. Except customers are expected to do everything themselves.

The restaurants will only be providing tables, chairs and air-conditioning, besides napkins and the complementary plate of peanuts.

CEO of Cook Yourself, Kar Kee Lai, said: “Being able to prepare your own meal would empower Singaporeans to do more with their lives.”

Customers can call to make prior reservations, provided other customers are on hand in the restaurant to answer their calls and take their reservations.

Otherwise, all seating and availability in the kitchen will be based on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Customers are expected to take turns using the restaurants’ kitchen to marinate and cook their own food. After which they must wash their own dishes.

They have the option to cook for other customers, but all profits will be paid to the restaurant.

The collection of payment is also self-service and they can choose to pay by cash or card. The cash register will be manned by customers.

The last few customers who finish dining at night will be expected to mop the floor and close up before they leave.

Anybody who tries to cheat, will be referred to The Police.

Who will come by and taser you.


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