[Ads-l] ATM = Vending Machine

David Metevia djmetevia at CHARTERMI.NET
Wed Aug 28 10:03:44 UTC 2019

An interesting use of ATM in a recent Atlas Obscura post (

"In January of 2019, a new ATM was unveiled in Singapore’s Wisteria
shopping mall. Instead of cash, however, this machine dispenses 200-gram
fillets of frozen salmon from the fjords of Norway. Today, dozens of salmon
ATMs dot the island city-state."

"The company decided on Singapore because of the country’s vending-machine
culture (Singaporean machines vend everything from ice cream to luxury
cars) and affection for Norwegian salmon

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