Tag: hawker centers

Government announces 13 new social enterprise hawker centres to open by 2027

Singapore—There are 13 more social enterprise hawker centres (SEHCs) that are in the pipeline for opening by 2027. Changes in operating hawker centers include discounted rental fees for the first two years of operations, in order to ease the burden on stall owners and...

Auntie’s CNY biryani lunch paid by kind stranger

A video of a kind man paying the lunch of a woman on a mobility scooter at Clementi Hawker Center went viral, winning the hearts of many netizens. The kindness happened on the second day of CNY when most of the stalls at the hawker...

Makansutra’s KF Seetoh: Hawker auntie came up to hug me after cleaning fees went down by $100

The founder of Makansutra K.F. Seetoh took to Facebook earlier today to express how the little pushes that people give result in changes to the system of to unfavourable rules that hawkers have to endure. In his post, he wrote about how he was shocked...

Singaporeans riled up over a “costly” cup of iced ‘Milo Elephant’ worth $2.70

One of the many things that gets Singaporeans riled up is the price of food at coffee shops and hawker centres. A huge debate ensued among netizens over the price of a large cup of iced milo that cost $2.70. Earlier this week, netizen Raymond...

Hawker troubles: S’pore hawker fare cheaper than HK and M’sia, median age of hawkers is 60, few youths enter the industry

Singapore is well known for its hawker food stalls, which are indeed considered a national treasure. They were prominently featured in this year’s summer Hollywood blockbuster hit, ‘Crazy Rich Asians,’ and, even more importantly, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced on August 19 that...

Burnt Ends Chef: From Michelin Star to Hawker Centres

Singapore – KF Seetoh, founder of Makansutra and a prominent figure in Singapore’s food scene, recently welcomed award-winning Australian chef David Pynt into 8 Raffles Avenue. Makansutra Gluttons Bay, a 13-year old food market that was recently opened after a $250,000 refurbishment, is now going...

Hawkers at Our Tampines Hub jump at chance to no longer work 24/7

Starting from January 1 of next year, the hawkers at Our Tampines Hub Hawker Centre are no longer required to operate 24 hours a day. Following a review of the contract between the National Environment Agency (NEA) and social enterprise hawker center operators, every...

Makansutra’s KF Seetoh: “Hawkers should write in to SMS Amy Khor since she personally is looking out for their interest in Parliament”

Lately, founder of Makansutra KF Seetoh has been under the spotlight regarding the issue of hawker centres. In an exclusive with TISG, Seetoh talks about the hawker culture he knows so well. TISG: What are your thoughts on the effectiveness and feasibility of the Government...

Donald Low takes on Lim Biow Chuan, questions “why should hawkers have to bear the burden of keeping the hawker centres vibrant?”

Former Associate Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), Donald Low wrote a much shared post on Facebook in response to Member of Parliament (MP) for Mountbatten Single-Member Constituency (SMC) Lim Biow Chuan’s remarks on the issues pertaining to Old...

Lim Biow Chuan responds to allegations that hawkers at Old Airport Road Food Centre must work “super long hours”, but fails to address entirety of issue

Member of Parliament (MP) for Mountbatten Single-Member Constituency Lim Biow Chuan has responded to allegations about the hawkers of Old Airport Road Food Centre having to work “super long hours”. He said that he visited the food centre at night and expressed disappointment at...