24 Dec '12, 1am
20 spots to get meals under $7 at Orchard Road
If you are hungry while shopping along Orchard Road, there is no need to break the bank to feast. Singapore's glitziest shopping stretch may be home to fine dining restaurants, fast food outlets and rather pricey food courts, but cheap eats abound - if you know where to look. Life!Weekend sussed out 20 spots where you can get food and a drink for $7 or less - about the price of a KFC two-piece chicken meal or a McDonald's extra value meal. While meals at these smaller stalls are cheaper than the usual Orchard Road fare, shopkeepers say that keeping food prices low has not been easy, citing inflation and escalating rentals. Many have had to raise food prices to keep up with increasing overheads. However, they are reluctant to raise prices by more than 50 cents each time to avoid complaints from regular customers, who form the bulk of their clientele. >> Read the full story ...