One thing that I find odd about Singapore is that some commodities (like chocolate and electronics) are ridiculously expensive to the point of where I just try not to buy them anymore. A pint of Ben and Jerry's ice cream costs about US$3.50 - $5 in the States. In Singapore it costs at least US$10.70 (SG$14)--over twice the price. Why? Because there are no cows here, I guess? Because Ben and Jerry are white guys' names? Or maybe it's just because they can.
A bowl of Lucky Charms or Cinnamon Toast Crunch should cost about US$3, while here in Singapore it costs US$8.40 (SG$11). So as you can guess I've pretty much given up eating Lucky Charms and stick to generic imitation cereal from the local grocery store
BUTT, I recently found a Value$ store near Boon Keng MRT that had a bunch of cereal for sale.. including Lucky Charms at US$3 (SG$3.95)!!!!!! Pops and Apple Jacks were about SG$5, which also ain't too shabby. Hopefully it's not just a fluke or a mistake. I know where to go for cereal now. I just need to find a cheap ice cream place too and I'm all set.
Price for a pint of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream In US$ All Over The WorldNew York - $3.32
London - $6.60
Hong Kong - $7.73
Frankfurt - $7.76
Kuala Lumpur - $8.18
Brussels - $8.34
Bangkok - $8.76
Paris - $9.19
Singapore - $10.28
- Source: Asia Wall Street Journal 21 Aug 2009
Carl's Jr. and Subway are also ridiculously priced in Singapore.. check out the US prices here, which are significantly lower than Singapore's... ($5 footlongs? not in Singapore...)