Tag: Hawker

KF Seetoh questions Foodfare’s response on CNY hawker closure, says “they need better empathy, PR and editors”

Championing for the rights of hawkers, the founder of Makansutra KF Seetoh took to social media and questioned NTUC Foodfare’s response when asked about the mandatory closure of their hawker centres over the Chinese New Year holidays. Late last week, Mr Seetoh called out the...

Makansutra Founder KF Seetoh calls out NTUC Foodfare for issuing circular to close hawker centre for CNY

Update as of 3.30pm on Jan 30: A spokesperson from NTUC Foodfare has responded to our queries and their full response can be found below. Founder of Makansutra and entrepreneur-photojournalist KF Seetoh called out the Hawker Centre Unit of NTUC Foodfare Co-operative for issuing a...

Makansutra’s KF Seetoh points out that there are 20,000 or so hawkers left out by Google maps

After Google announced a government-backed project (July 30) that would see food stalls located across 114 hawker centres in Singapore archived online, Makansutra’s founder KF Seetoh asked about a forgotten group – “the other 20 thousand plus hawkers and street food vendors sited in...

Employee at Pontian Hougang allegedly picks up fallen dumplings on floor and puts them back

Singapore -  A member of the public witnessed an “irresponsible hawker” employee who dropped some dumplings on the floor and placed them back with the others. When the witness tried to call out the employee for her actions, he got a scolding. On July 17...

Kind hawker couple lets you ‘chope’ a good meal for someone having a bad day

Singapore — Zulkifli Abdul Halim and Shah Hida Anuar, the owners of the Satin Satay stall at Tiong Bahru Market, are people who have made sure that the elderly who come to them walk away with full stomachs. The couple, who opened their stall in...

Hawker couple had savings stolen in Yishun, suspect arrested

Singapore – Just two weeks after opening their stall in 2018, a hawker couple had their savings stolen by a group of thieves. Located at Yishun Park Hawker Centre, Madam Kalsom Kamis and Mr Zaidi Zainal operate a curry puff stall. As part of her labour...

Makansutra’s founder KF Seetoh speaks up for Chinatown hawkers: It’s like your boss telling you to take 2 months no-pay leave

The closure of Chinatown Complex, one of the nation’s largest hawker centres, could mean the difference between a hawker continuing his food legacy, or closing down the stall for good, said Makansutra Founder, K.F. Seetoh. The hawker centre needed to undergo a facelift in order...

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...

Former Thai PM Thaksin Shinawatra paid a surprise visit to namesake Thaksin Beef Noodle in Sea Im Food Centre, HarbourFront

Former Thai Prime Ministers and siblings Thaksin Shinawatra and Yingluck Shinawatra were spotted on December 18 sampling some good Thai chow at Thaksin's namesake food stall Thaksin Beef Noodle at Seah Im Food Centre near HarbourFront, here in Singapore. For hawker and stall owner Jaesen Ng, the surprise...

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...