25 Dec '11, 4pm

No more $2.50 chicken rice

Inflation is 5.7%, CPF maxi can only pay 4%, so everybody is eating into their savings. They print papers for S E passes, and PR for foreigners to "take" those jobs like admin, engineering, accounts, hr, finance, IT that singaporeans "dont want" to do. So singaporeans dare not to ask for raise in seeking jobs or at work fearing being fixed by bosses hiring foreigners, as they already needing bosses to pay 16% cpf, while foreigners dont need. Pay is forever stagnant for past 10yrs or decline at bad time. But chicken rice uncle needs to feed family with inflation of 5.7% pm. If pay increases faster than 5.7%, at least there is some hope. How can anyone get a plat of $2.5 chicken rice? The hawkers are suffering from low sales due to influx of foreigners, and decline income of local citizens. The foreigners SHIPPED their earnings to home countries and not pouring back into the...

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  1. 26 Dec '11, 4am

    There is a stall at Rochor Centre that sells chicken rice for $2. I have tried it myself and the portions are generous and the chicken is yummy. It was recently featured on this website.
    http://www.connoisseurclub.com.sg/restdetail.php?catflag=restaurant&subcatid=5&branchid=52

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