I am appalled at the removal of Chinese language on signboards at NTUC Foodfare’s food court in Block 303, Choa Chua Kang Avenue 4 after its facelift.
Many elderly patrons were perplexed on the first day of its recent reopening and had asked staff at the counters to translate the menus before they placed an order.
This oversight is detrimental to Singapore’s efforts to foster a bilingual environment against a backdrop of today’s younger generation being increasingly unable to master their mother tongue.
I hope that Foodfare could at least use Chinese on signboards in its locations where many of the residents are elderly, for their reference.
First NTU, now NTUC. Is it a trend for food centres to remove Chinese signs from their stalls?