A view of the roads just outside Little India in Serangoon Road taken by Yusuf Abdol Hamid

The Two Sides of Singapore, As Seen By A Food Delivery RiderSometimes, when I’m starting to feel tired and I’m smelling the fried food of my deliveries, I get tempted. I think, maybe tonight I’ll dabao something back instead of cooking for myself. Then I’ll look at the price of food and think, no way man.
When I do a string of delivery, it averages out to $4.50 a delivery. That’s not even an à la carte Zinger at KFC.
Can you imagine cycling half an hour uphill to get a Zinger burger? I don’t think anybody would. Spending money on a mass produced burger that costs more than my effort to send someone a coffee? It doesn’t add up.