14 Jan '12, 1am

Buyers unfazed by long wait for bak kwa in Chinatown

Buyers unfazed by long wait for bak kwa in Chinatown

Buyers queueing for bak kwa at Lim Chee Guan's outlet in People's Park Complex yesterday. The popular retailer is charging $48 per kg, but a spokesman says prices will increase 'when quantity runs low'. It has also set a limit on how much a customer can buy. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM Be prepared to queue for more than an hour to buy bak kwa from well-known outlets in Chinatown. When The Straits Times visited the area at lunchtime on Friday, long lines were spotted at popular seller Lim Chee Guan's two branches in New Bridge Road and People's Park Complex. Customers had to wait more than an hour before they could lay their hands on the prized Chinese New Year delicacy to treat visitors at home or give to friends and relatives. Related Links AVERAGE PRICE Over at Kim Joo Guan in South Bridge Road, the well-known bak kwa retailer had already sold out its day's supply by 11.30am,...

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