Overcharging

Tong Fong Fatt Chicken Rice Stall In Kovan Gets Flak For Constantly Overcharging

Tong Fong Fatt Chicken Rice Stall In Kovan Gets Flak For Constantly Overcharging

A chicken rice stall in Kovan have come under fire from customers for constantly overcharging customers for their chicken rice. To make things worse, the stall does not indicate the actual price of the chicken rice dish they serve, thus opening up the possibility of them charging any price they so wish at any different time of the day. One customer got so irate at being overcharged, she did a whole write up on the stall for overcharging her young daughter.

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FT CHARGED $5.80 FOR BEE HOON AT DHOBY XCHANGE: "WAS I CONNED?"

<Reader Contribution by Chantelle>

I bought my lunch from a economical beef hoon stall at Dhoby Xchange the other day. I chose mix of fried rice and fried bee hoon, stir-fried cabbage, seaweed chicken, and a fried egg.

This combination is my favourite, which costs me around 3.50 at foodcourts in my neighbourhood.

However, the unfriendly and rude male staff charged $5.80!!! Is this because I am a foreigner who doesn't know the price in Singapore? I've never paid this kind of price for "economical" bee hoon. Do you think I was conned?

In one of these days, I will ask my local friends to get the same combination and see how much the stall will charge him.

Do you think it's overpriced?

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WHY ARE TOWN COUNCILS OVERCHARGING S&CC BASED ON EXPENSIVE 2013 OIL PRICES?

This matter affect all HDB residential and commercial lease owners, which is a good 80-90% of the population. The S&CCs rates has been adjusted to be based on electric tariffs prices of Nov 2013. Nov 2013 crude prices is +/-USD95, while current crude prices is +/-USD45. This means that the amount benchmark for electric tariffs computation is more than double of current price! We are all overpaying on electric tariffs because of this premium computation currently.

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LADY RUSHED TO A&E AT KKH, BUT IS SHOCKED TO SEE GROSS OVERCHARGES IN BILL

I just discovered yesterday on 9 Oct 2015, when i went to KK hospital in an apparent emergency gynae issue as recommended by my GP, only to realise that their practice of emergency charges is not consistent with A&E depts of other public funded hospitals. When queried, staff said that theirs is called an "O&G 24 hr clinic" and not called the A&E. Hence, walk-in patients in emergency cases are charged private rates. This info wasnt made known upfront to me until i saw my bill.

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WOMAN SHOCKED BY $42 BILL FOR PORKCHOP MEAL AT YONG SIAK ST COFFEESHOP

A Facebook user was charged $42 for 3 plates of pork chop rice and 1 side dish of steamed pork at a coffeeshop along 27 Yong Siak Street. She was so angered by the blatant overcharging, she decided to post up her negative experience with the stall online. According to her Facebook post, the 3 pork chop rice meals cost $27, while the steamed pork side dish cost $15.

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PRC CONTRACTOR RECOMMENDED BY TOWN COUNCIL TRIES TO OVERCHARGE MY MOTHER

My toilet is under hdb upgrading at teban gardens, so the town council called up my mum cos they need to realign a pipe in the kitchen leading into the toilet. They recommend this PRC contractor to take down the cabinet. The task includes some unscrewing and one man job. 1st day he came and spent about half an hour taking it down. on the last day he came n put back, after that the PRC man ask my parents for $400.

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DOCTOR WHO OVERCHARGED NOW ACCUSES PAP LAWYER FOR OVERCHARGING

While scrutinizing the legal bills of WongPartnership, Dr Lim and her husband alleged that WongPartnership was charging what amounted to $77,102 for each day Alvin Yeo and Melanie Ho were in court, in one of the bills. In another, it was $46,729 for each day in court. And, for the third bill, it was alleged that the fees of Alvin Yeo and Melanie Ho amounted to $100,000 per hour of court hearing. In March this year, MP Alvin Yeo asked Minister Khaw Boon Wan in Parliament how residents’ interests can be protected when town councils fail to observe good corporate governance and responsible accounting practices.

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