if say, the meal consist of chicken meat.. surely someone will get the drumstick/thigh while another get the breast right? so the guy with breast take the picture and post it and say, what sub-standard meals while the other who got the drumstick/thigh says Oishi!!..
Last edited by Limsgp; 16th August 2010 at 12:54 PM.
"All animals are equal but some are more equal than others"
I hope that picture is an isolated meal. $5.5million is taxpayer's money from u & me. (unless the whole YOG budget is used from some other coffers) SFI should have received a budget for per meal served to volunteers & VIPs.
I would like to see what is served on the other table that is thrown away daily & u guys can moan about the poor kids suffering elsewhere.
At least they are mending it now.
Food served at the Games Village
Food paradise ... dated 3 Aug 2010
A taste of what they'll eat
- Different types of bread and spreads
- Scrambled eggs
- Spanish seafood paella
- Greek salad
- Indian chicken tikka
- Thailand's tom yum soup
- Africa's jollof rice
- Japanese sushi
- Italian spaghetti
- Persian kebab
- Chicken rice
In numbers (per day):
- 2 dining halls that can seat a total of 2,250 guests
- 5,534kg of rice and pasta
- 11,068kg of meat and seafood
- 18,186 eggs
- 7,476kg of fruits
- 94,736 litres of beverages
- 7,368kg of ice
For your info.
we are world class.
the long bean is super world type, 2 to 3 small pcs will be good enough.
Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Hey~!!! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Oh yeah! Hoh~!!!
imagine cost of the meal in question is $2, food, fruit, water & transport of the food (per serving).
$2 x 3 meals x 15 days x 7000 volunteers = $630,000
Profit is $5,500,000 - $630, 000 = $4,870,000
photography makes one sees things from all angles.
mcdonald/kfc meals no one seems to be making noise, but needless to say, the nutritional value is overdone - i.e. way too many calories and way too unhealthy.
i don't believe that people actually bother about the "basic nutritional value". if that is the case, no one will eat chicken rice. no one will eat char kway teow. no one will eat a lot of things - 50% or more of singapore standard hawker/food court fare is in no way nutritionally balanced.
Come on guys, let's stop harping on the food issue.
I think we are comparing apples with oranges. What's new in singapore?
Surely u dun expect the food for the volunteers to be on par or anywhere as close to that of the athletes'??
if you ask the officials or authorities, they might just ask you back: So what did you expect? Sushi and kebab for the volunteers also? That's why those guys are called v.o.l.u.n.t.e.e.r.s. Who cares much about them?
But foreign athletes? WOOOHHHH, they are more VIP that our foreign talents k!!
Singapore needs to make herself be No.1 in all such events like YOG. This being the first for us, they can't screw up. Not even with the food. So of course, you'd expect royal meals for the athletes.
My friend was joking to me, how come you didn't watch the YOG opening? I said I didn't care about YOG. She then told me, you should at least see how in the elaborate setup of fireworks and what-not, our money (tax-payers) goes up in flames mah!! Haha...
It is just unfortunate that the world is so much smaller with the Internet. Had the guy didn't post a pic of his food, it will all be hush hush. Now that it's out in the open, SFI had to say Oh oh... This is serious. We will look into it.
If you ask me, I'd say it's craps. You don't need any reminders to "look into the matter". They obviously dun care about the lowly people right from the start. Now, they''ll pretend, Oh... We will "look into the matter".
The society in Singapore is such that when you are up there, you get the good stuffs. When you are a nobody, don't complain too much. Nothing new, like I said. So pls dun be surprised.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2010_FIFA_World_CupFive new stadiums were built for the tournament, and five of the existing venues were upgraded. Construction costs were expected to be R8.4 billion (just over US$1 billion.).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Summer_OlympicsOn 15 March 2007 Tessa Jowell announced to the House of Commons a budget of £5.3 billion to cover building the venues and infrastructure for the Games, at the same time announcing the wider regeneration budget for the Lower Lea Valley budget at £1.7 billion.
On top of this, she announced various other costs including an overall additional contingency fund of £2.7 billion, security and policing costs of £600 million, VAT of £800 million and elite sport and Paralympic funding of nearly £400 million. According to these figures, the total for the Games and the regeneration of the East London area, is £9.345 billion.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing_National_StadiumLocated in the Olympic Green, the stadium cost US$423 mil
here is an article to balance out your unreservedly pessimistic view (non singapore source, btw):
Coe also praised the Youth Olympics, saying the event will engage young people. The competition runs for 12 days and will feature 3,600 athletes aged 14 to 18 from 204 countries competing in 26 sports across the Asian city state.
Sometimes a proper meal represent a token of appreciation for people who volunteer.
maybe they should have "Sir, would you like chicken or fish"
i think generally the food still can eat... but, i also think they can and should offer something better... or course not the same level as what the village is offering, but better than just long beans...
i do think that generally people are taking on a too political view on the YOG issue. Since Singapore has already decide to host it, then why not support it and see it thru? How will all these whining and complaining reflect on ourselves in the eyes of the foreigners?
get used to it, at least they are serving you food, althou the quality of food can definitely be improved. how can you expect the athletes to be taking the same food as volunteers? there is nth such as fairness in this world... if there are, there wouldnt be officers specs and man in the army... each of them command different prestige and respect thou they are all NSF!