It started with 1 food delivery service at first. Today, there are at least 5 or more food delivery services like UberEats, Deliveroo, Food Panda and the likes of it.
Each of these companies have their own loyal fan base with each having its own advantage.
One reason why these food delivery services have gained so much popularity is because Singaporeans are finding it convenient as their lives get busier and busier. Perhaps this is especially so for young adults who live on their own and do not cook at home.
But does this convenience come as a disguise for our laziness?
Sure, by the time we get home after a tough day at work, the last thing we want is to queue 15-20 minutes for a hot bowl of noodles, or wait 20 minutes at a restaurant for our food.
So, these food delivery services definitely come in as a convenient way to get around queuing and waiting for our food.
Some years ago, things were different: if you’re tired from work, you could still head to a nearby eatery and get something that might not be your first choice to eat. But these days, all you need is to click away on your phone app and you can wait for your choice of food in the comfort of your own home.
On top of the convenience, ordering meals through these food delivery services is also much faster than cooking at home or heading out to get takeaway.
Beyond food, most Singaporeans who own a smartphone also use apps for e-commerce, buying and selling goods through online platforms.
But with these apps, have our lives really become easier? Have we become more productive and achieved more? Have the apps helped us to make our richer? Richer not in the monetary sense, but in whether we more fulfilling lives.
It seems like many of us have become reliant on such apps to make our lives easier and convenient…and maybe just lazy.
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