In view of the blatant inflation caused by conglomerates bidding ridiculously high for shop spaces, forcing lessees and tenants to pay very high rents and thus, charge very high prices for food products.
Whenever you see a certain Hawker Centre being torn down for renovations- It bodes BAD news for the poor and the middle class, and it means more riches for the already rich.
It means you will no longer pay $2.00 for your same plate of noodles. It will increase to $3-$7 for the same bowl of noodles, and some even lesser in quantity.
Ultimately, the majority of the citizens get poorer, having to fork out many 100 percent more for their food while the capitalistic rich gets even richer, as it doesnt bother him that he bidded very high for the property: As all his costs are passed down to the tenants and the tenants are forced to increase their food price to the ultimate consumers.
And what happens when they cause these financial hardship to the masses? They get awarded with some Bullshit 'Entrepreneurial award' for getting even more rich at the expense of the middle and lower class (ie. Koufu)
Well, that is Singapore, and that is capitalism. Well, these rich conglomerates will defend their indecent windfall by saying they bring comfort, cleaner and airconditioned environment to the masses, but if you ask me, I'D RATHER STICK WITH THE $2.00 PLATE OF NOODLES & 70CENTS DRINK, rather than pay $5.00 for a bowl of noodles & $1.70 for a ridiculous cup of ice lemon tea.
Well, to show support for the last surviving hawker centres in Singapore, here are some honest hawkers selling food very cheap and in very reasonable quantity:
ZION ROAD HAWKER CENTRE
(NEXT TO THE CANAL- OPPOSITE GREAT WORLD CITY)
GO TO STALL NUMBER 2, THE 'BAK CHOR MEE' STALL:
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This uncle gives serves very GENEROUS Serving of noodles (unlike the stingy majority where you eat 2 bowls yet still not enough).
And only for $3 ! And,
it also comes with a complimentary tasty bowl of soup!
Go visit and patronise them: Support the generous hawkers and
SAY NO TO UPGRADING OF WET MARKETS & HAWKER CENTRES!