Man brings own container yet stall charges him $0.30 for 'takeaway' -- but it's for something else

Submitted by Stomper Kin

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He thought it was ridiculous.

A man was surprised that he was charged 30 cents for "takeaway" by a food court stall even though he brought his container.

Stomper Kin was then told the 30 cents charge was actually for something else.

This was after he ordered the six-piece set with noodles from the yong tau foo stall at the Cantine food court in Paya Lebar Square on April 19 and used the FairPrice Group app to make payment.

A screenshot of the app shows that the set cost $6.40 and he was charged an additional 30-cent "takeaway fee".

Because he was using the app to pay, he also received a 10 per cent discount and was charged $6.03.

But the Stomper was puzzled by the "takeaway fee" since he had brought his own container.

Sharing a photo of the food, he said: "The bowl is mine. I brought my own bowl for packing back to the office to eat."

So he asked the stall assistant why he was charged for takeaway.

"She said because you fried your tofu, need to charge 30 cents," recounted the Stomper.

But apparently because the app did not have such a category, the 30 cents was charged as a takeaway fee on the app.

"Ridiculous to pay 30 cents for frying," said the Stomper.

Circled in the photo is the fried tofu in a brown paper bag.