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
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