Hungry Ghost Festival: Caterers launch delivery menus and frozen food; getai performers and fans go online

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Shichengbahaigong, a temple in Tampines, ordered 85 gift packages of frozen cooked food items from Pin Si Kitchen which came packed in orange cooler bags.

SINGAPORE – Open-air banquets with live auctions – a staple of the Hungry Ghost Festival – are conspicuously missing this year. But caterers are still serving up food – for both the dead and living – in the form of mini buffets, bento meals and packed frozen cooked food.

Home-based temple Shichengbahaigong in Tampines, for instance, ordered 85 sets of frozen food items to use as offerings to the dead during its prayer service recently.

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