Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Umbrella Vending Machine

I have seen many vending machines throughout Singapore dispensing drinks and snacks. But this is the first time I saw a vending machine dispensing umbrellas. The vending machine is located at the first floor of IMM Building at Jurong East, just in front of Burger King fast food restaurant.

I believe this is a great business idea, especially in Singapore where the weather can be so unpredictable. One time it can be so hot, and one or two hours later, it can just suddenly rain heavily. Sometimes it can be difficult for some people (including myself) to get an umbrella when we need one. Either we forget to bring one, or too lazy to bring one.

The price of the umbrella itself is, surprisingly, quite cheap, for Singapore standard. Only S$6 per umbrella. I haven't managed to buy one so I don't know how's the quality of the umbrella, but the vendor's website claimed that it's a mini 3-fold high quality umbrella, framed by lightweight aluminum alloy, which also has ultra-violet ray protection as well.

Not too sure whether we also have this kind of vending machines in Jakarta or any other parts of Indonesia. Has anyone seen one? :)

7 comments:

Innuendo said...

di jakarta ? bah, bisa diancurin ama ojek payung hehhehe

enggar said...

Di Jakarta? telpon umum aja rusak.. :)

IndraPr said...

Dian, Enggar,, iya sih, tapi kan kalau kayak di shopping mall gitu kan bisa kali. Soalnya kan keamanannya lebih terjamin.

artinto said...

mas indra , di singapura apakah ada pendeta evangelist seperti pendeta duladi yang kerjaannya memurtadkan orang namun beayanya saya dengar dari pengkaryaan isteri dan anaknya di pelacuran, video, gambar , image free dalam bentuk bugil dengan nama anak smu abg

tina said...

great blog, this is one of those umbrolly umbrella vending machines that was on the secret milionaire programme in London., I saw it and they won a lot of money. the colour is a little bit different from the ones on the website but it is the same one...briliant inventon. this is the website i think www.umbrollys.com

Carlo said...

Good JOb! :)

Anonymous said...

This is NOT an umbrolly machine.
Nice post. Nice idea. U-port (http://www.uport.com.sg/) also does the umbrella vending thing. Also located in Singapore. Only their machines are a bit huge but more advanced.
Awesome idea.