26 Dec '11, 5am

No more $2.50 chicken rice? Hawker food prices may rise

No more $2.50 chicken rice? Hawker food prices may rise

By Huang Lijie and Feng Zengkun At the Zion Road hawker centre, a plate of chicken rice costs $2.50. But if you go to the coffee shop next door, be prepared to pay $3.20 for it. At the foodcourt in the Great World City mall across the road, the price goes up even further, to $4.30. Since the hawker centre came into existence almost 40 years ago, it has always been the lowest common food price denominator - guaranteeing cheap chow for the nation. But that $2.50 plate of chicken rice may be a fantasy by the end of the decade. The reason: Some hawker stall rents are set to soar by more than 10 times in the coming years due to expiring subsidies. Related Links WHERE THEY ARE Stall owners in 15 food centres told The Sunday Times that when the rent hike comes, they will either raise their prices or quit the business. The fallout could also affect food prices at their neighbours'...

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