01 Feb '11, 3am

Queueing for bak kwa despite rain (via ST iPhone App)

Queueing for bak kwa despite rain (via ST iPhone App)

Dozens of people were willing to do just that, queuing up on a rainy morning at Lim Chee Guan, a popular bak kwa store in Chinatown. -- PHOTO: RAZORTV WOULD you queue up to 6 hours just to buy some bak kwa? �Would you queue in the rain? �Would you pay up to $52 for a kilogram of the sweet meat synonymous with Chinese New Year? Dozens of people were willing to do just that, queuing up on a rainy morning at Lim Chee Guan, a popular bak kwa store in Chinatown. While the demand for bak kwa does not seem to be diminishing, the price for bak kwa has hit an all time high of $52 dollars per kilogram. Retailers say that rising costs in manpower and ingredients like pork and sugar are the main causes of bak kwa prices increasing. RazorTV went�down to Chinatown�to find out what it is that drives Singaporeans to brave the weather and rising cost to get their Chinese New Year b...

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