Wan Phing Lim

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The $100 test

Last week, I tested out the possibility of living in Singapore on a budget of $100 a week. It came about because I only had $100 left in my purse until payday. The below lists day-to-day spending and excludes pre-loaded MRT fares or one-off buys.

Pineapple fried rice $4.20
Harry Potter at Golden Village $7.00
Fuzhou hand-made noodles $4.00
Orange juice $2.00
Nasi padang $17.00
Wafer ice cream $1.00
Coffees (x2) $2.40
Bread $1.80
Chiffon cakes (x10) $15.80
McDonalds cone (x2) $1.40
Green curry rice $4.80
Teochew dumpling noodles $3.50
Wanton mee $3.00
Fruits $1.50
Hor fun dinner $10.00
Vending machine $0.60
Offering $10.00
Dinner at Puncak $10.50
TOTAL = $100.50

But I don’t know why I still have $1.30 left in my wallet. Either I’ve forgotten the exact price of items I’ve paid for, or I’m just bad at balancing the books. Or maybe it’s God! Thank you God.

2 comments on “The $100 test

  1. Elle Zhang
    August 8, 2011

    You eat hor fun in hotel ah?? $10 why so expensive!

  2. wanphing
    August 11, 2011

    Hahaha, it was only in a cornershop restaurant. I think that included chicken wings and teh peng, too

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