Tag Archives: hawker center

MAN RUNS BLEEDING FROM KNIFE-WIELDER AT BEDOK HAWKER CENTER

According to Chinese Daily Shin Min, a 25 year-old youth, who goes by the name Rizwan, was arrested today after attacking his friend with a 40cm knife. The two came to blows during a quarrel. Eye witnesses said that two young men, who appeared to be about the same age, suddenly started shouting at each other before one of the youths brandished a knife and slashed the victim. The victim used his bare hand to block the blows from his assailant, but end up getting severely slashed on his palm and last finger.

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PUBLIC MUST ACCEPT RISE IN HAWKER FOOD PRICES

Part of the problem is that hawker food is too cheap. While there has been dismay over price increases, in reality they have not increased significantly in recent years. An article last year ("Serving up a good deal for hawkers"; May 30, 2013) noted that overall, the price of chicken rice has increased a mere 50 cents since 1993.

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FT STALL OWNER AT BEACH ROAD HAWKER GIVES PRIORITY TO CUSTOMER OF SAME SKIN COLOUR

I was at the basement level of Beach Road Hawker Center and wanted to order a cup of sugar cane. The Indian stall operator was not at his stall as he went to send an order to a customer, so I waited in front of his stall. An Indian customer came and waited behind me. What shocked me was that when the Indian stall operator returned, the Indian customer just simply told him in Bangla his order and I was totally ignored. I asked the Indian stall operator why he chose not to take my order when I was in front and the other guy was queueing behind me. He abruptly just told me off…. “What’s the big deal, brother?”

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Minister surprises web with swift action on ‘archaic’ NEA rule

Goh said he spoke to some people in the industry and found out that the rule came about because in the 1970s and 80s, the government did not want people to sell “restaurant type” food in hawker centres to ensure that they would not charge “restaurant type” prices. This was done to keep food affordable for the masses.

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