Tag: hawker centers

PM Lee: No eating at restaurants until community transmissions stay low

Singapore—Food is a big part of Singaporean culture and everyday life. With the coronavirus pandemic, however, we have all had to forgo eating at our favorite restaurants and hawker centers especially since the country was put under circuit breaker restrictions in early April. And while...

Coronavirus crisis causes new challenges for already embattled hawkers

Singapore—The hawker culture is an integral part of Singapore’s daily life, but even before the coronavirus pandemic struck, many hawkers were already having difficulties and fewer young people are willing to enter the trade. And with circuit breaker restrictions in place since April, disallowing dine-in...

Some diners at hawker centers confused by tape on the seats meant for social distancing

Singapore—As a social distancing measure to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus that has infected around 180,000 people around the world and claimed over 7,000 lives, the country’s National Environment Agency (NEA) has applied strips of red and blue tape on seats in...

Egg not fully cooked, so man throws hot porridge at Whampoa Drive hawker

Singapore – A customer at the popular Whampoa Drive Hawker Centre threw hot porridge at a female vendor because the egg was not fully cooked. This happened on Saturday (Feb 1). The 66-year-old hawker, Madam Zhou Yu Ye, suffered second-degree burns. Madam Zhou told the Shin Min...

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...