TikTok is up in arms over after a luxurious resort charged a visitor $14 for two small bowls of steamed white rice

A Tik Tok user with ID “richlife1688” posted a receipt showing a room service order for two bowls of steamed rice priced at $ 13.88.richlife1688 / TikTok

  • TikTokers are excited about a room service receipt from Singapore luxury hotel Marina Bay Sands.

  • The receipt includes details of the purchase of two bowls of steamed white rice for S $ 18.83

  • For example, an 11 pound bag of rice in a local Singapore supermarket is cheaper than a bowl of rice in a hotel.

A TikTok video showing how much a bowl of rice can cost in one of Singapore’s luxury hotels got people excited.

The clip, posted by TikTok’s richlife1688 account, shared a receipt from the purchase of two small bowls of steamed white rice at Singapore’s ultra-luxurious Marina Bay Sands Hotel, a landmark overlooking the island nation’s glitzy business district.

The receipt indicates that rice bowls purchased during an August stay cost Singapore dollars 8 each, or $ 5.90. After tax, the guest ended up paying SGD 18.83, or $ 13.88, all for two bowls of steamed grain.

Comments on the TikTok clip didn’t take the price off well, with one user saying “MBS rice made of gold.”

Another TikTok user wrote, “I’d rather eat weed than pay that price for rice.”

Insiders confirmed that the Marina Bay Sands Hotel, which serves a variety of Southeast Asian and Asian dishes on its menu, actually charges guests S $ 8 for a bowl of rice. For example, an 11-pound bag of rice in Singapore costs S $ 7.30 at the local supermarket chain Fairprice – 70 cents less than the hotel price for a small bowl.

Singapore’s luxury hotels are not known for offering the cheapest rate. Capella Singapore, a five-star hotel on Singapore’s milder Sentosa Island, serves local Hainan chicken rice at its restaurant, The Knolls, for $ 26.54 before tax. A similar dish of chicken rice sold at Hawker Chan, once known as the cheapest Michelin-starred food in the world, costs about $ 2.25 per plate.

Show us your receipts: What was that outrageously overpriced item you ever paid for in a hotel? Email cteh@insider.com to share.

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