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Boat Quay tenants unhappy over new 'no-touting' rule

Boat Quay tenants unhappy over new 'no-touting' rule

Gone are the days of active touting at Boat Quay after a task force made up of 23 tenants banded together to set up 'A Better Singapore River Campaign' to discourage touting and overcharging. -- PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM RAZORTV By Goh Shi Ting, Multimedia Journalist, RazorTV Gone are the days of active touting at Boat Quay after a task force made up of 23 tenants banded together to set up 'A Better Singapore River Campaign' to discourage touting and overcharging. Now, wait staff line up along the sidewalks of the alfresco restaurants as they mutter the chef's recommendations while taking extra care not to get too close to patrons. Since the campaign kicked off on Dec 9, several seafood restaurants reported a 20 to 50 per cent drop in business. When RazorTV visited Boat Quay on two occasions, only a handful of tables were occupied at the restaurants. Please enable JavaScript ...

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