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You might just get your food delivered via dragon boat this Chinese New Year

Water they thinking?!

By Adam Kerr | Nov 23, 2017

  • You might just get your food delivered via dragon boat this Chinese New Year
    Deliveroo Dragons

Just when we thought bicycles and automated wheelchairs and walking deliveries were pretty cool, Deliveroo decides to upstage all the delivery services in Singapore with an alternative way of getting food to you for the next Chinese New Year. Yes, dragon boating.

While the details and logistics are still being worked out, we know that it works similarly to their usual delivery methods. On your end, just pick out your meal from participating restaurants (you probably have to be within areas with “predetermined waterside points” to collect the food, i.e. anywhere along Kallang or Singapore River), make your payment and wait.

A Deliveroo rider will then pick up your meal from the restaurant; but instead of cycling/driving/biking/walking over to you, the rider will board a dragon boat where a team of 15 rowers will power through from there to a landing point nearest to you. Deliveroo’s General Manager said that they “wanted to find a way to add the festive spirit to [their] food deliveries to honor the occasion”.

Yes, we agree it’s super gimmicky, and not to mention the logistics of it all is going to be a nightmare for them. Nonetheless, we take our hats off to Deliveroo for making an effort in finding new ways to keep the festive spirit alive and fun. Imagine waiting at the point for your food, and just minutes later, you see a human-powered boat speeding towards you to the beat of the drum, with the rider in a Deliveroo top standing like a shining beacon of hope at the back with your meal.

We can’t say we don’t love the theatrics of it all. More details to roll out in the coming months.

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