Coronavirus – freebies for healthcare workers


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Our healthcare professionals have been selflessly pulling longer shifts during this period of COVID-19 to help everyone who needs treatment in a timely manner. Unfortunately, some of them have been shunned on public transport, and even turned away at food stalls – all because they’ve been thought of as “dirty”.

Contrary to that, they’re actually the cleanest people around, having taken extensive hygiene measures based on our high healthcare standards. To thank them for their contributions, some generous F&B stalls have stepped up to offer free food and drinks to these hardworking doctors, nurses, and hospital workers who sometimes don’t even have time to pop out for a proper meal. Here’s where these freebies are being dished out:


1. Taco or burrito with drink from The Mix Bar


The Mix Bar Healthcare freebies
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Those who work the night shift don’t have to worry about searching for food in the wee hours, as The Mix Bar at Funan opens till 1AM or 2AM, depending on the day. Here, anyone who flashes their medical workforce card will be able to claim their choice of a taco or burrito with a drink at no cost. Mexican comfort food at the end of a long day is definitely something to look forward to!

The Mix Bar Healthcare freebies
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Promotion period: Ongoing

Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #01-20 Funan Mall, Singapore 179105
Opening hours: Sun – Thurs 10AM-1AM | Fri & Sat 10AM-2AM
Telephone: 9620 0216
Website


2. Matcha series milk tea from Milksha Novena


Milksha Healthcare freebies
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It doesn’t matter whether you’re a doctor, nurse, or admin staff – Milksha’s Novena outlet is giving all hospital staff, regardless of position, a free cup of matcha series milk tea. 50 cups will be given out daily – those working the morning shift at Tan Tock Seng Hospital nearby, take note!

Promotion period: Until 14th March 2020

Address: 238 Thomson Road, #02-51/52 Velocity @ Novena Square, Singapore 307683
Opening hours: 11AM-10PM, Daily
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3. Curry puff from Old Chang Kee


Old Chang Kee
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A curry puff is the perfect mid-day snack, and also serves as a light meal on-the-go when you’re short of time. Healthcare staff can grab a free Curry’OChicken Mushroom’O, or Sardine’O at Old Chang Kee when they’re taking a quick break – each one is filled with a dose of protein in the form of chicken or fish to keep you going till you manage to sit down for a proper meal.

Note: Only valid at the following outlets: Rex, Changi Airport T3, Northpoint City, Novena Square, JEM, IMM, Simei MRT, Waterway Point and Compass One

Promotion period: Ongoing, till 5PM daily

Find an outlet near you here.
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4.  3-course dinner at PappaRich Suntec for nurses and ambulance drivers


PappaRich Healthcare freebies
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PappaRich is offering free dinner not only to nurses, but also ambulance drivers who are often overlooked. Simply present your work identification card, and you’ll be able to claim a piping warm main course with a drink and dessert on Tuesdays.

This special menu might differ weekly, but in general, you can look forward to local delights like nasi lemak, chicken rice, and various types of noodle dishes.

Promotion period: 6PM-9PM on Tuesdays, until 31st May 2020

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #02-386 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs 11AM-10PM | Fri – Sun 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 6532 3323
Website


5. Durian mousse from 99 Old Trees


99 Old Trees
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Need a little perk-me-up? Frontline healthcare workers can head to 99 Old Trees – connoisseur of all things durian-related, for a heavenly bowl of durian mousse. Many have praised the dessert for being creamy and rich, with chunks of the actual fruit inside.

Promotion period: 1PM-10PM, until 15th March 2020

Address: 46 Owen Road, #01-277, Singapore 210046
Opening hours: 12PM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 9822 2495
Website


6. Chicken Vegetable Soup at Curry Times


Curry Times
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It’s easy to overlook nutrition when you’re always eating in a rush, but Curry Times is inviting all healthcare staff to have a proper meal of Chicken Vegetable Soup at their outlets. Also known as ABC Soup, the comforting warm broth has a homecooked flavour to it.

Note: Available at all outlets except Changi Airport T4.

Promotion period: Ongong, 11AM-5PM, Daily

Find an outlet near you here.
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7. Love-Me-Mo Blue Pea Vanilla ice cream from GOMO x Udders


GOMO x Udders
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GOMO by Singtel and Udders have teamed up to create an exclusive ice cream flavour, Love-Me-Mo Blue Pea Vanilla – and all medical professionals with a valid staff pass can claim a free scoop.⁣ The pale blue-tinged treat comes with mini marshmallows for added texture and sweetness.

Note: Available at Udders Kovan, Novena, Bukit Timah, and Upper Thomson.

Promotion period: Until 14th March or while stocks last

Find an outlet near you here.
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8. Biriyani at Kitchen Kumars for healthcare staff and medical students


Kitchen Kumars Healthcare freebies
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Kitchen Kumars is an Indian fusion restaurant-bar in the Tanjong Pagar area which serves cocktails alongside their spicy, flavourful dishes. Healthcare staff as well as medical students can drop by for a taste of their Biriyani, which comes with a hefty portion of chicken and crispy papadum.

Promotion period: Ongoing

Address: 37 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089615
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 12PM-2.30PM, 5PM-12AM | Sat 5PM-12AM | Closed on Sun
Telephone: 8322 7739
Website


9. Free lunch, bread loaves, priority queues, and discounted haircuts at Pek Kio Market


Pek Kio Market
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The thoughtful vendors at Pek Kio Market – which happens to be near a handful of hospitals – have rallied together to extend some compassion to healthcare workers. Their initiatives include free lunch sets until 21st March$9 haircuts (U.P. $14), and one free loaf of bread weekly from the 2 bakeries there until 31st March.

On top of that, healthcare staff get to enjoy priority queues so that they can catch a proper break instead of spending time waiting in line for their food.

Pek Kio Market
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Melvin Yong

Participating stalls in the hawker centre will be identified with a red sticker.

Promotion period: Throughout March 2020

Address: 41 Cambridge Road, Singapore 210041
Opening hours: 6AM-7PM, Daily


10. Free coffee or tea at McDonald’s


McDonald’s Healthcare freebies
McDonald’s healthcare freebies
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McDonald’s is giving out free coffee or tea to all hospital staff, and this doesn’t just include the regular variety – the more premium choices such as roasted coffees, cappuccinos, and lattes are up for your choosing as well. Simply turn up in your hospital uniform or present your hospital pass to claim your free caffeine boost at any time of the day.

Promotion period: Ongoing

Find an outlet near you here.
Website


11. 5 pieces of Gyoza at Takagi Ramen


Takagi Ramen Healthcare freebies
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Fancy a Japanese meal? Head over to Takagi Ramen, a casual and affordable establishment started by a chef hailing from Japan. They’re giving medical staff who dine-in a free plate of 5 Gyoza, which comes with a serving of vegetables.

If you can’t find the time to make the trip down, take heart in knowing that they’re offering free delivery to most public hospitals from now till 30th April – this usually costs $20 per trip. On top of that, you’ll receive a free can of sugarless JiaJia Herbal Tea for every $10 spent. Find out more here.

Promotion period: Ongoing

Find an outlet near you here.
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BONUS: $1 customisable Hearty Bowls at The Good Boys Cafe


The Good Boys Cafe
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Serving up healthy grain and noodle bowls as well as smoothie bowls is The Good Boys, located near Tai Seng MRT station. Flash your medical pass and you’ll be entitled to a heavily discounted customisable Hearty Bowl at just $1. The best part is that you’re allowed to claim this once daily, so you can keep going back if you live or work nearby.

Promotion period: Ongoing

Address: 1 Irving Place, #01-26 The Commerze Building, Singapore 369546
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8AM-6.30PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-6.30PM
Telephone: 8130 1083
Website


Free food for doctors and nurses in Singapore 


We’re all wary right now, and perhaps a little down, with the dangers of coronavirus looming above us. But aside from those who are sick, our healthcare workers are the ones who probably have it the worst. Just imagine – long shifts, irregular meals, and even being on the receiving end of abuse or ostracisation in some unfortunate cases.

While we’re waiting for this to blow over, we hope that these little treats help put a smile on our doctors’ and nurses’ faces in this tough time. And for everyone else, do offer these dedicated healthcare professionals some love and gratitude to show your appreciation for them.

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