You have been away from North America wayyyy too long.BedokAmerican wrote:
For example, go to a big grocery store to do shopping and it'll take half the day. Forget frozen/perishables because they'll melt by the time you make it home. The shopping ordeal often involves going through a large shopping mall, parking several floors up in a garage, waiting for a lift that'll accommodate a shopping cart, etc. if you take a bus or train, you can only buy what you can carry or wheel along so you can't buy too much. A cab involves waiting (and more waiting) for a ride home because it rains so often. To top it off, many employees aren't familiar with the merchandise at the stores they work. Efficient is finding a parking place on a surface lot, getting in, stock people who can point you to what you're looking for, getting out, and getting home in about an hour or so.
First off, get a cooler bag for your frozen goodies.
Second, I'm sure that there are a lot of Westerners back home who have to drive a distance to get to their supermarket or having to take transit. And I know for a fact that it's impossible at times to even find someone in the supermarket let alone someone who does not just wave a hand and say, "maybe aisle 6".
Right now, I am lucky that I live a five mins' walk from an NTUC and wet market. The closest Cold Storage is a 15 min walk away.