With the government’s plans to build another 10 new hawker centres around the island, perhaps we should also look at basics, such as the cleanliness of the existing ones.
As a small experiment, my friend and I used tissue paper, dabbed with a little water, to clean this table (see below) at Kovan 209 Hawker Centre. The result was a oily, dirty tissue.
I’ve also seen how cleaners used soaking wet towels to wipe tables, making the table even more dirty and sticky.
Perhaps a little course in cleaning tables is in order?
Next time you’re at a coffeeshop or hawker centre, try this little experiment yourself and have a look.