HOW DOES FOOD CENTER RENOVATION BENEFIT DINERS?

I share the frustration of many residents following the renovation of the Aljunied Crescent hawker centre. After a two-month closure, one wonders what has changed besides the price increase at some stalls. (“Stop unnecessary hawker centre renovations”; Sept 26)

Tables and chairs were retained in their old state, but broken seats were replaced by what appear to be recycled parts of different designs and colours. In fact, since the reopening, seats have continued to break off from their support frames.

With the dreadful noon temperatures, I had been anticipating the installation of large fans found at surface MRT stations, which can offer better cooling coverage. But there was only a one-for-one replacement of wall fans.

There may have been upgrading of operational facilities not obvious to the casual eye, but this renovation has brought no benefits to diners.

CHAN KWONG FAI

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