Entrepreneur-photojournalist and Makansutra founder, KF Seetoh, wanted to purchase some Chinese wine to marinate his food for the next day’s meal.
So he went to the supermarket to get some – but was told that he could not purchase them because it was apparently past 10.30pm, although Mr Seetoh did not specify when he went to the supermarket when he related the incident on his Facebook page on Thursday night.
“How dumb is this stupid law on alcohol sale ban?” he asked.
“Like commie law lidat!” he added.
According to Singapore’s new liquor law, under the Liquor Control (Supply and Consumption) Act, which came into force in April this year, drinking is banned in all public places from 10.30pm to 7am. Retail shops are also not allowed to sell takeaway alcohol from 10.30pm to 7am.
After Mr Seetoh expressed his frustrations on his Facebook page on Thursday night, reactions from his online friends have been sympathetic – with some suggesting that he go to NTUC to purchase his wine, while others advised him to “start storing some & keeps replenishing” his stock of wines.
One comment suggested, “Drive into JB and get a bottle.. hope you can come out before 3am.. Chop chop..lolzz.”
One Mr Chng said, “Well, the law is being determined by million-dollar law makers. they are paid to look at the BIG PICTURE instead of the macro & micro issues on the ground that we the peasants are more concerned about day to day.
“So I am not surprised that a lot of policies are made with a ‘one size fits all’ ideology.”