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Overheating wok leads to fire at Telok Blangah hawker centre, 12 stalls affected, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A fire broke out at a hawker centre in Telok Blangah on Monday morning (Feb 11). At least 12 stalls were affected after the gas supply was cut as a result, Chinese paper Shin Min Daily News reported. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it responded to the fire at 11 Telok Blangah Crescent at 9.08am. The fire involved a wok in a hawker stall, the SCDF said. No injuries were reported. The first firefighter who arrived at the scene observed flames coming from a partially…

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Chinatown Complex Food Centre hawker centre guide: 12 stalls to try before they close for renovation in March 2019, Singapore News

Compared to hawker centres like Maxwell and Newton Circus, Chinatown Complex Food Centre isn’t as popular a tourist attraction … until Liao Fan Hawker Chan received a Michelin star. When we heard that this humble hub was going to undergo renovation from 1 March to 31 May this year, we had to visit, partially in fear that some of the beloved old hawkers will choose to retire instead of coming back. Here’s our list of 12 stalls you should try when you visit: JIA JI MEI SHI (#02-166) Photo: City…

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Man taken to hospital for burns after power bank explodes in his pocket at Bedok hawker centre, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – A man was taken to hospital on Friday evening (Jan 11) after suffering burns from a power bank, which had exploded in his pocket. The middle-aged man at Bedok Interchange Hawker Centre burnt his palm when he reached into his pocket to remove the device, reported Chinese-language daily Lianhe Wanbao. The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it responded to a call at about 6.40pm at Block 209 New Upper Changi Road. The man, who is in his 40s, was taken to Changi General Hospital. Ms Wendy Hong, 60,…

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Parliament: 3 areas MEWR wants to improve for new hawker centres, Singapore, Food News

SINGAPORE – Senior Minister of State for the Environment and Water Resources Dr Amy Khor outlined on Monday (Nov 19) three areas her ministry would focus on in the coming months to improve the Socially-Conscious Enterprise Hawker Centre (SEHC) model implemented at seven new hawker centres. These are: give better support to the stallholders to manage costs, have greater oversight by regulator the National Environment Agency (NEA) to safeguard hawkers’ well-being, and have structured channels set up by the SEHC operators for hawkers to give feedback. Dr Khor also said…

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Singapore owns hawker culture because of better marketing, says article, Singapore News

PETALING JAYA – As the “food fight” between Singapore and Malaysia continues to simmer, an article in a Singaporean website is asserting that hawker culture belongs to Singapore because “they have more money than Malaysia”. The opinion piece, which was published on news portal ricemedia.co, acknowledged that Malaysian food was cheaper and better, but it said nobody cared about this. “Malaysians may be better at cooking, but Singaporeans are infinitely better at selling/marketing ourselves as better cooks – simply because we have the resources to do so. “Our flavours may…

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Tan Cheng Bock has breakfast with Lee Hsien Yang at West Coast hawker centre, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Former presidential candidate Tan Cheng Bock was spotted having breakfast with Mr Lee Hsien Yang at a hawker centre in West Coast on Sunday (Nov 4). The duo were at the West Coast Market and Food Centre at Block 726 Clementi West, which is in Dr Tan’s former Ayer Rajah constituency when he was an MP with the People’s Action Party from 1980 to 2006. When approached by The Straits Times, Mr Lee, the younger brother of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, said: “We were just here to…

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