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SINGAPORE-IF WE WANT TO KEEP HAWKER CULTURE ALIVE, PUT OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTHS ARE

SINGAPORE-IF WE WANT TO KEEP HAWKER CULTURE ALIVE, PUT OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTHS ARE
Peanut vendor in Singapore, July 2015. Flickr in Wikimedia Commons

By Louisa Tang

Today-Oct 24

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.

Read more at: https://www.todayonline.com/commentary/put-our-money-where-our-mouths-are-keep-hawker-culture-alive

First published in: Today

 

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