8 Things You Wouldn’t Expect to Find in Singapore’s Vending Machines

8 Things You Wouldn’t Expect to Find in Singapore’s Vending Machines

Vending machines that dispense chilli crab and ferraris? Take my money!

Singapore’s vending machines can definitely give Japan a run for their money – especially with an interesting line-up of merchandise catered to its locale! Grab your friends and go on a hunt for some of these items scattered throughout the island. To make it easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of items that you and your squad can go scavenging for in this little red dot. Enjoy!

Chilli crab

Yes, you heard that right! Singapore’s very own beloved national dish can be bought from vending machines – freshly cooked!

Where to find it: House of Seafood (Punggol Point)

Army necessities

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National Servicemen – this one’s for you! From camouflage cream to military garters, this vending machine has all the necessities stocked up for your book-ins!

P.S. It’s conveniently located as well.

Where to find it: White Sands Shopping Mall


Image credit: BooksActually

Image credit: BooksActually

Bibliophiles, you’re in luck. Indie bookstore BooksActually has set up various vending machines around Singapore that dispense great novels on the go.

Where to find it: National Museum of Singapore, Singapore Visitor Centre and Goodman Arts Centre

Healthy natural snacks

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With a sublime facade and mouthwatering snacks such as the Cranberry Afternoon Biscotti and the El Mexicano, you’ll be going around Singapore in search of this vending machine.

Where to find it: Differs every month (check out their Facebook feed for updates!)

Lifestyle magazines

Image credit: AUGUST MAN Magazine

Get up to date with the latest fashion trends and tech gadgets with AUGUST MAN magazine that’s being sold unconventionally!

Where to find it: Robinsons Orchard Level 4

Luxury cars

Image credit: Autobahn Motors

Get dispensed a Bentley, Ferrari or Lamborghini at the snap of your fingers with this insanely ambitious luxury car vending machine.

Where to find it: 20 Jalan Kilang #02-00, (S)159418

Sporting gear

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Yup, this vending machine supplies shuttlecocks, health supplements and racket grips to meet your sporting needs.

Where to find it: Tampines Block 227


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GOLD! Strike gold at any of these strategically located vending machines that dispense a tiny slab of glittering goodness.

Where to find it: Resorts World Sentosa, Marina Bay Sands and ION Orchard

Think Japan’s the only country with an eclectic range of vending machines? Think again! More and more specially programmed vending machines have been spotted sprouting across the island. Go ahead, traverse the island and spot as many as you can!

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Kevin Mak
Kevin Mak

Apart from catching overly-dramatic movies, quenching his voracious appetite and just lounging in his free time, Kevin finds François Rabelais' quote "I am going to seek a grand perhaps" resonating with him at times. It is this very desire that sees him travelling to foreign lands in search of new experiences, and food. In his adventures, the only thing that can temporarily impede his journey is his soft spot for pizza.


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