20 Mar '11, 3pm

#Singapore: Hawkers commit to keeping prices affordable: GUARANTEED - TWO dollars for a plate of dumpling noodle...

#Singapore: Hawkers commit to keeping prices affordable: GUARANTEED - TWO dollars for a plate of dumpling noodle...

Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Manpower Lee Yi Shyan stops at a vegetarian stall which has a sticker indicating 'I Support Retail Price Watch Group'. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM GUARANTEED - TWO dollars for a plate of dumpling noodles for the next six months. That was the pledge made on Sunday by Cheng Ji Noodle House owner Tang Siew Keong, 60, who has been selling the item at that price for more than 10 years. Along with 121 other stall-holders at two hawker centres in Bedok North Block 216 and Kampong Chai Chee Block 207, he put up a price-watch label outside his stall to signify a commitment to keep prices constant despite rising costs of ingredients like oil and flour. The scheme was launched on Sunday by Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Manpower Lee Yi Shyan, who is also chairman of the Retail Price Watch Group (RPWG) and MP for East Coast GRC. Bo...

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