Peanut vendor in Singapore, July 2015. Flickr in Wikimedia Commons
By Louisa Tang
Stepping into Jurong West Hawker Centre during lunchtime on a recent weekday, I felt like I was entering a ghost town. More than half of the tables were unoccupied. Hawkers lounged inside their respective stalls. No queues were forming. Even worse, the hawkers whom I talked to said this had been the norm for several months.
I found it hard to fathom.
First published in: Today