A plate of fried Kuey Teow with an egg for RM7. Is the pricing acceptable, or is it expensive for you?
For a Malaysian who works in Singapore, he believes that RM7 for that portion of food is expensive and according to him, the food in JB is pricier than in Singapore. Initially, he thought that the food in JB would be much, much cheaper, so he bought his breakfast at a stall near the Johor Bahru checkpoint.
It was his first time visiting the stall (and probably his last) after the RM7 noodle baffled him because it was apparently more expensive than his breakfast in Singapore. Back in Singapore, he usually has rice noodles with spices, which cost him around SGD2.4 (approximately RM8.20).
“I don’t know if I’m unaware of the market price but the food here is so expensive!” reported Guang Ming Daily.
The man also ranted about the portion of the food, which to him, was too little. Despite the shocking experience, the man did clarify that not all places in JB are expensive. It was just the stall near JB’s custom checkpoint that surprised him.
Nothing strange here
Netizens, on the other hand, reacted differently to his dilemma. Some thought that it was indeed a little pricey given how “basic” it is, and others thought that the price was justifiable.
“It’s RM9 in KL.”
“Only noodles with an egg without any seafood and vegetable, so that’s slightly expensive. In Ipoh, this will cost around RM8.”
“It’s so basic, perhaps that’s why you feel it’s pricy?”
“It’s the same price here in Kedah, and is it really more expensive than the food in SG?”
“It’s basically noodles with an egg. It is indeed a little pricy.”
“It’s cheap. It’s RM8 in Penang. This is the price without seafood.”
“RM7, with an egg. I think that’s cheap.”
To all the consumers out there, what do you think of this price? Do you think the quantity justifies the pricing?