27 Feb '12, 9am

'Hawker centres of the future' ideas submitted

'Hawker centres of the future' ideas submitted

SINGAPORE: Hawker centres of the future could be managed and operated by a socially conscious operator, such as a social enterprise or a cooperative. These centres could be more eco-friendly and more vibrant if recommendations by the Hawker Centre Public Consultation Panel are adopted. In releasing its recommendations on Monday, the panel, which was set up to provide ideas on new hawker centres to be built, proposed a new management model. It said the focus of the operator should be on providing affordable food, in a clean and hygienic setting. Stallholders could offer at least one "value meal" or affordable food option, the price of which should be lower than the majority of competing neighbouring coffee shops or eateries. Stall rentals should be lower than what is usually offered by many food courts and coffee shops. Stall allocation to individual hawkers should be made ...

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