16 diners leave Woodlands Eatery without paying S$1,100 bill, returning to pay after 5 days

Diners Return to Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant at Woodlands & Settle S$1.1K Bill

As meals drag on late into the night, it’s not uncommon for diners to accidentally overlook payment in their rush to get home.

Fortunately, most of us have the integrity to come back and pay even after a long time.

Recently, a group of 16 dined at a restaurant in Woodlands, racking up a bill that amounted to almost S$1,200.

After the restaurant appealed for them to settle the bill, diners returned after five days and finally paid.

16 diners left the Woodlands restaurant without paying their bill on July 21

Talk to Shin Min Daily Newsa restaurant manager said 16 diners visited the restaurant around 8 p.m. last Thursday (July 21).

The restaurant in question is Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant, located at Woodlands Waterfront Park.

Source: Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant on Facebook

Customers would have ordered two set meals for 10 people, as well as satays and drinks. Their bill eventually came to S$1,188.

At the time, the restaurant was understaffed, with only four workers on duty.

After finishing their food and desserts, the group left the restaurant without paying. Staff didn’t stop them either, assuming the band had paid their bill.

When the manager and staff count the accounts around 9 p.m., they realize that the 16 customers have not paid for their meals.

Customers come back and pay the bill 5 days later

According to the manager, the group of customers appeared to be colleagues and the dinner was a form of “team building” activity.

The manager also said he had no way of contacting guests as they hadn’t made any reservations.

Tuesday (July 26), five days after the incident, Shin Min Daily News published an article detailing the restaurant’s predicament.

At the request of MS News, restaurant staff revealed that someone had returned to settle the four-figure bill.

Glad the bill was finally paid

As with most things, diners can forget to pay after a meal.

Whether it was intentional or not, we are happy that customers came back to settle the payment, thus saving the restaurant from unnecessary losses.

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Featured image adapted from Rasa Istimewa Waterfront Restaurant on Facebook.

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