Recently, a document from OTMH PTE LTD showed the prices, terms and conditions for having a hawker stall at Our Tampines Hub Hawker Centre. From the document, it shows that it takes about $3,600 for you to run a stall at the hawker centre. Does it make sense to charge our hawkers this much? Imagine selling a chicken rice for $3 a plate. You will have to sell 1,200 plates of chicken rice in a month just to breakeven and this is without factoring the cost of ingredients.
Isn't it ridiculous to charge our hawkers this much? Why is the government supporting the death of the hawker culture? Can't we do more to keep the culture alive?