11 Jul '11, 4am

NTUC Fairprice in Hougang closes | The Online Citizen

NTUC Fairprice in Hougang closes | The Online Citizen

The NTUC FariPrice Supermarket at Hougang Community Club has closed down with effect from today. The outlet especially serves many elderly residents in the opposition-held ward of Hougang. While reasons such as NTUC FariPrice’s restructuring and upgrading have been cited as reasons for the closure, some residents TOC spoke to in Hougang questioned why an established name such as NTUC FairPrice, with its well-known government links, would suddenly close down, leaving residents bereft of the convenience of a well-placed supermarket that has served them well over the years. They wonder if it is a subtle move to boycott an opposition-held ward by NTUC Fairprice. One resident who identified himself as Andrew said, “HDB had taken down the wet market in Hougang and NTUC was set-up as an alternative. The outlet is well patronised by the old folks, housewives and working adults whu...

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