Live crabs, caviar, Lego and more: Quirky vending machines in S'pore and around the world

Lee Min Kok, Annabeth Leow
The Straits Times
Aug 8, 2016

Singapore's first vending machine cafe officially opened in Sengkang West on Sunday (Aug 8), heralding the start of what could be more of such spaces popping up at offices and HDB estates in the coming months.

VendCafe, located on the void deck of Block 320C, Anchorvale Drive, consists of a cluster of stand-up dining tables and a cluster of six vending machines.

Read also: Singapore's first vending machine 'cafe' opens in Sengkang

Besides an array of salads, sandwiches, snacks and drinks on offer, two Chef-In-Box machines dispense a rotating menu of 30 hot meals that include Western fare and local offerings such as seafood hor fun and nasi goreng istimewa.

Here are some examples of vending machines selling interesting items that are located in Singapore and other countries.

Check them out in the gallery.

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