Tag Archives: hawker

GEN Y HAWKER: PROFIT MARGIN SO LOW, HOW TO MAKE A DECENT LIVING?

I am a hawker myself. Known to be one of the most famous fishball noodle in singapore and i know about what cost are as a pioneer generation y hawker. It is only getting higher and its tougher. This system is so wrong. There hasnt been anyone sounding out. Why? Most of the hawkers are not educated. They dont listen to the people. What are they trying to proven for coming up with these low prices. Providing cheaper meals for the low income. Is everyone living in bukit panjang poor or low income? If you really want to help the need.

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PRC HAWKER DEMANDS NON-CHINESE SINGAPOREAN TO SPEAK TO HER IN MANDARIN

This PRC hawker lady replied to me rudely when I wanted to clarify an issue regarding the kueh tu tu I bought. Initially I wanted to let it pass, but decided not to keep silent and tried to speak to her in my broken mandarin as i was a non-chinese Singaporean. However, she insisted that I speak to her in Mandarin instead which really got my goat .

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Leave us alone, singing tissue paper lady tells Government

She is the singing tissue peddler, and she says she will not give up her job for any assistance anyone can offer. Not even from the government. “I started selling tissue paper 10 years ago. I like the freedom I have now. Whatever I sell, it is whatever I earn immediately. There is no middleman. When I am sick, I can take a day off and I will not make any losses.” “I know what most people will say to me. They ask me to rely on government’s help. “But if I spend my entire life living off government’s assistance, then what is my life for? I live a meaningless existence.”

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NEA Deputy Chairman scolds S’poreans for poor upbringing

A pilot scheme to promote automatic tray return was started by NEA in November 2012 at 9 hawker centres which later expanded to include other hawker centres. Wanbao reported that patrons did not want to return the trays after eating for fear of jeopardizing cleaners’ jobs. The people in charge of the hawker centres in turn complained that more cleaners were actually needed after the launch of NEA’s initiative.

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The best of hawker stall western food

But there’s also a new generation of hawkers who are trying new things. Some are following Damien D’Silva’s cue when he set up the now defunct Big D’s Grill almost six years ago to become one of the first places to bring Wagyu beef to the coffee shop, while introducing fine-dining ingredients such as truffle oil or iberico chorizo into the heartlands. Others are well-travelled and keen to introduce novel cuisines or flavour profiles at affordable prices. There was also Chef Kenneth Lin who took his French fare hawker business from Queen Street to Holland Drive, and in a breakout move, into a bistro space on the corner of Prinsep Street late last year. Some might even remember a chef-owner Xavier Le Henaff who shook things up early in the game when the Brittany-native opened The French Stall in a food court on Victoria Steet a decade ago, which progressed to a bigger space on, of all streets, Serangoon Road, just off Little India. Bizarre? Well, maybe a tad. Inspiring and delectably enabling? Most definitely.

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NEA instructed to remove “archaic” rule from hawker stall licence

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has been instructed to remove an "archaic" rule from hawker stall licence requirements. The rule, listed under the Conditions of Licence for hawkers, stipulates that cooked-food stalls are not allowed to sell "restaurant type of dishes" unless authorised to do so in writing by the Director-General of Public Health.

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Hawker cannot sell a “restaurant” type dish?

Check out the terms and conditions of a hawker stall license under point 3 - a hawker cannot sell a "restaurant" type dish? What kind of stupid onerous ruling is this? How do you define a restaurant type dish? So if restaurants sell crab meat fried rice a hawker must seek approval to do the same? Does this mean an enterprising young F&B hawker aspirant can't set up a taco stand because a Mexican restaurant sells tacos, unless he gets the go-ahead?

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