31 Dec '16, 9pm

#food

#food

The hawkers proudly display the star awards which boast of their culinary skills and lift their fare from the ordinary to among the best Singapore has to offer. These accolades and certificates, neatly laminated and claiming legitimacy with the national lion head symbol, help entice customers to sample the food. But not all certificates beneath the glossy sheen were earned. Some were paid for and amounted to little more than a receipt for being advertised online. The two main players in the field - the Singapore Food Web and Singapore's Best Food - have more than 1,000 hawkers in total listed on their websites. But checks with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (Acra) drew a blank. Both websites are not run by any Singapore-registered company. HELP TO PROMOTE HAWKERS It is a stepping stone for them. When they list with us, people can at least know their food...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/food-award-or-paid-ad

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