No such thing as a free lunch? Australian High Comm in Singapore says otherwise

Infographic on "50 BBQs" event to be held in Singapore on 28 June (Photo from 'Australia in Singapore' Facebook)

Who says there’s no free lunch in the world?

On 28 June, Singaporeans will be able to enjoy Aussie-style barbecues free-of-charge at 22 sites across the city-state.

Jem Shopping Mall, Bishan Park and Block 516 Tampines Central 7 are some of the sites involved. Details about the event at each site will be done by local organisers such as the Community Centre (CC) or Regional Centre (RC) of each location.

There will be 500 Australian volunteers at the grill at these sites, serving 10,000 beef and lamb steaks, which weigh 1,000kg in total, according to a Today report.

This is part of the Australian High Commission’s project to mark Singapore’s Golden Jubilee and is also the last part of Australia’s 50 Bridges art and community programme to celebrate SG50.

Australia in Singapore said in a Facebook post that the volunteers have all been trained and prepared for the event next Sunday.

Previous initiatives by the group include the four koalas gifted to Singapore, as well as the Snuff Puppets that trawled the streets back in May.

For more information on the event as well as other initiatives, visit or check out the Facebook page of 'Australia in Singapore'.

Here is the list of sites involved in the 50 BBQs event.

1. Toa Payoh Central (beside public library)
2. Pavilion in front of Block 30 Telok Blangah Rise
3. Pek Kio Community Club
4. Tanglin Community Club
5. Viz Holland Condominium
6. Bishan Park
7. Serangoon Community Club
8. Block 516 Tampines Central 7
9. Rooftop garden at multistorey carpark of Block 890 Tampines Ave 1
10. Punggol Hardcourt at 50 Punggol East Rd (opp Riviera LRT)
11. Multipurpose Court next to Block 166 Yishun Ring Road
12. Bukit Timah Community Club
13. ACE The Place Community Club (Woodlands Ave 1)
14. Block 202 Bedok North Street 1
15. Kampong Park, Serangoon Ave 3
16. Jem Shopping Mall
17. Bukit Batok East Community Club
18. Block 106 Bukit Batok Central
19. Teck Whye Garden
20. Pavilion in front of Block 104C, Depot Road
21. James Cook University
22. Haji Lane