What would local musicians buy with just 53 cents?

What would local musicians buy with just 53 cents?

Presented by Singtel Music.

National Day is upon us – and we have 53 years of independence to celebrate. Singapore’s 53rd birthday certainly gives us cause to reflect on how far we’ve come and how much things have changed. No longer a sleepy town, the little red dot is a continual fixture on global Best Of-lists and sits among the most developed nations of the first world. Things are obviously different – 53 years later is 53 years pricier.

We thought it would be fun to uncover what 53 cents could get you in this day and age, and so we turned to our handpicked group of local musicians for help. Surprisingly, their answers were incredibly original and even humorous. Read on for more laughs.


"With $0.53, I'd buy however much teh peng I can get!"

Bandwagon's song pick for Tabitha's 53 cents buy:


"53 cents? That's the price of a soul, man".

Bandwagon's song pick for Evanturetime's 53 cents buy:


Weish: "I'd buy a bergerdil or...53A!"

Bandwagon's song pick for .gif's 53 cents buy:

Celine Autumn of Sobs

"I’ll buy half an avocado from NTUC".

Bandwagon's song pick for Celine's 53 cents buy:

Perk Pietrek

"For 53 cents, you can walk my dog".

Bandwagon's song pick for Perk Pietrek's 53 cents buy:

You'd probably realise by now that it's nearly impossible to buy anything decent for 53 cents these days, but here's one thing you can - if you love music and have 53 cents to spare, Singtel Music is offering the first 3 months of Spotify Premium at a ridiculously low price of $0.53 from 8 - 12 August, and you'll be saving $47.17 with a 12-month contract when you sign up via Singtel Music.

Not only will you be able to access high quality ad-free music from a library of more than 35 million songs, but also stream and download music with absolutely no data charges. Put that 53 cents to good use - sign up here.

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