25 Dec '13, 10am

Regulars get a little extra as a reward for their loyalty, say hawkers

Regulars get a little extra as a reward for their loyalty, say hawkers

When hawker Wong Chee Kong serves his regulars, he scoops more rice, gives two more slices of chicken and a dollop more of chilli paste onto their plate. This is his way of acknowledging regular customers and making sure they return, says Mr Wong, 51, who has been running Yong Kee Chicken Rice for more than 10 years in Clementi. These regular customers, however, need not have been patronising his stall for years. "As long as I recognise that they have been to my stall, maybe more than two or three times, I will definitely add a little extra," he says. He is one of many hawkers who ply little perks on their favourite customers, such as extra ingredients or bigger portions. Most hawkers interviewed say they reserve the special treatment for regulars as a reward for their loyalty, but not for celebrities or politicians. Mr Roy Lim, 43, manager at 328 Katong Laksa, says: "I ca...

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