Christmas season was a little bit special for those on the Pulau Tekong this year.
Hearty Christmas meal
The cookhouses on the island came up with a special Christmas dish this year, as seen in a Facebook post by the Basic Military Training Centre (BMTC).
The meal specifically contains a hearty serving of mac and cheese with ham and mushroom, some variant of pie, hotdogs and soup.
There is even a small cake for dessert.
Here's what it looks like:
The post also included photos of servicemen having a special meal, who gave it a thumbs-up.
Comments were a mixture of envious netizens tagging their friends, as well as some who were a bit more cynical:
Not the first special meal
The Pulau Tekong cookhouses whip up special meals every now and then it seems.
Earlier in December, a cohort of Singapore Armed Forces full-time national servicemen army recruits were given a special "Strong Burger Meal" for lunch.
While it's not said whether there will be more of such special meals in the near future, on a more regular basis is their "Western Wednesday" menu, which is the once-a-week treat that every recruit looks forward to on the island.Even with special meals that leave some older folks with envy, some things don't change.
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Top image via BMTC's Facebook page