This is really uniquely singapore , for it can only be found in singapore’s food court or our local hawker centers . If this ever happen in other countries , there is a 98% probability it has to be , or i must say , must be , the work of a Singaporean !!!
Uniquely Singapore | Alone in a crowded food court
Singaporeans simply love to eat . You will noticed that a lot of our food courts are packed with people during lunch time . Finding a seat to have your peaceful lunch can be a nightmare . You see , during lunch time peak hours in a food court , if you are alone you will have problem finding a seat to eat your meals unless you do what a typical Singaporean does …. “chope-ing” or reserving seats at the food court !!
You certainly do not want to part with your wallet or handphone to “chope” seats , incase they go MIA (Missing In Action) , so we use whatever arsenals we have to “chope” the seats that we have been eye-ing for such a loooong time .What arsenals one might ask ?
Uniquely Singapore | Host of Arsenal
In uniquely singapore , we share with our readers some of the common arsenal used to “chope” seats
most common items used to “chope” seats are a packet of tissues , umbrellas , company’s badges and name cards .
sometimes we encounter extremely “strange objects” such as a bible or even a shoe . What will they think of next ?
Uniquely Singapore | what are the actions needed ?
If you are alone , then do grab your food first and then look for a seat . Its unfortunate but i guess that the best gentlemanly act that one could possibly do , else don’t compete during lunch peak hours .
If you have a friend , then by all means have someone to “reserve” by occupying the seat . But however , no matter what , please do not bring this strange and uniquely singapore culture and duplicate it in some other countries ….