Can’t crack an egg? Fret not, because AUSCA can do it for you. AUSCA, which stands for Automated Service Chef Associate, is the world’s first front-of-house autonomous service chef robot prototype. AUSCA’s job is to make the perfect egg dish for guests at hotel M Social Singapore’s award-winning restaurant, Beast and Butterflies.
Fancy having some local hawker fare for lunch, but unwilling to face the crowd or out of tissues to ‘chope’ a seat? Well, you’re in luck, provided you work or live in the Central Business District (CBD). Concierge and delivery service honestbee unveiled on Tuesday (14 November) an on-demand lunchtime hawker food delivery from places such as Maxwell Food Centre, Amoy Street Food Centre and Hong Lim Food Centre.
Just in time for Singles’ Day on 11 November, the COURTS Megastore at Tampines will officially reopen on Saturday with a new look, along with the relaunch of their online store. The revamp sees the majority of the store’s 136,000 square feet dedicated to retail space, which includes a new maintenance and repair service counter, a ‘gaming zone’, interactive cooking demonstration stations, and a new café. Located on the third floor, GURU by COURTS offers more than a hundred repair and maintenance services, such as mobile phone and laptop repairs, home cleaning, washing machine servicing, and smart homes link-up.
IKEA fans in Singapore, rejoice! The Swedish furniture giant now allows its customers here to shop for furniture and home decor online. Customers can also pick assembly and installation services via the online store. There are two delivery options to choose from: Parcel delivery comes with a service fee of $15, while truck delivery comes with a service fee of $70.
Not long after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s speech at this year’s National Day Rally – where he spoke about the need for Singapore to go cashless – online marketplace Qoo10 has launched a new cashless payment system, called QPay. QPay lets shoppers pay for their purchases by using the Qoo10 app to scan a QR code at a merchant’s brick-and-mortar store. According to Hyun-wook Cho, country manager of Qoo10 Singapore, since QPay’s launch on 22 September, some 1,200 merchants have already signed up.
If you’re in love with Japanese food, fashion, culture and wish to one day marry a Japanese person, there’s a marriage agency in Singapore that can help you with that. Introducing Konkatu Singapore, a marriage agency founded by two Japanese expatriates who have lived in Singapore for a number of years.
Queueing has always been a big part of a Singapore's culture. We queue to be the first to try the Nasi Lemak burger, to see our favourite K-pop idols or even to get our hands on limited edition branded goods. But if you really hate queuing, then you can now pay someone to do it for you. A new service in Singapore called iQueue offers "professional queuing services", which are available at practically any time of the day so long as you book a "queuer" 24 hours in advance.