The PayLah! Hawker Trail @ Alexandra Village Food Centre (Invite)

Don’t you just hate fumbling around your wallet for cash, or worse, getting to the front of a long queue for your favourite dish, only to find yourself devoid of it?

Thanks to DBS PayLah!, these things are soon to be history. What’s more, you can even embark on your own Hawker Trail, comprising of stalls that now accept payment using this mobile app.

Alexandra Village Food Centre

While majority of the stalls are located in the CBD area and some polytechnics and universities, the others are scattered around various heartland hawker centres in Singapore. And so, my hawker trail took me to Alexandra Village Food Centre.

Four of its stalls can be dined with PayLah! namely:

Mei Wei Hainanese Chicken Rice 01-122

Mei Wei Hainanese Chicken Rice

Lye Bo 01-27

Lye Bo

Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao 01-56 

Shanghai La Mian Xiao Long Bao

…and Depot Road Zhen Shan Mei Claypot Laksa 01-75, which made its way into Singapore’s Michelin Bib Gourmand List in 2017 (pity the stall was closed when we were there!).

Alexandra Village Food Centre DBS PayLah! Hawker Trail

Paying via PayLah! is so easy; I’m surprised that more people haven’t taken it up already. To use the app, all you have to do is top up your wallet, scan the stall’s QR code, enter the exact amount (with a note detailing the dishes ordered, if you want), and you’re done! Buhbye to accumulating coins in your wallet, or inviting the ire of the hawkers if you – gasp – dare to pay for your meal with a $50 note!

PayLah! QR Code

DBS PayLah!

DBS PayLah!

DBS PayLah!

If Singapore’s hawker centres have warmed up to electronic transactions and the like, there’s no reason for you not to use it. 😛 Hopefully we’ll see more of our favourite stalls added in the future! Thanks DBS for hooking me up with my own hawker trail.

Find out more about DBS PayLah! and available hawker stalls here. 


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