08 Feb '11, 12am

Was your breakfast today pricier? 14 food centres here raised prices permanently, even after the CNY holiday

Was your breakfast today pricier? 14 food centres here raised prices permanently, even after the CNY holiday

At the Old Airport Road hawker centre, Western food stall International Cuisine is charging up to $1 more for its main course items. A plate of battered prawns, for instance, now costs $7, up from $6. At a neighbouring stall, popiah costs 10 cents more a roll. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM THE lucrative Chinese New Year period may be over for hawker stalls here, but some are sticking to the price hikes they introduced during the festive season. The stalls, selling everything from steamed fish head and popiah to Western fare and drinks, are a minority. But experts say their actions could spark a new round of price increases. A Straits Times check of 206 stalls at 14 food centres yesterday found that 15 have raised their prices permanently. At the Old Airport Road hawker centre, main courses at Western food stall International Cuisine now cost up to $1 more. A plate of battered...

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