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Doubling rental rates of hawker stalls after renovation

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  1. SNAblog

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      • <a href="http://www.sgforums.com/forums/10/topics/358307#post_9056389" rel="bookmark"> <abbr class="updated" title="2009-05-01T23:20:39+08:00"> 01 May `09, 11:20PM </abbr>
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        Was watching the chinese programme 前线追踪 just now.

        In it, it was reported that rental costs of a hawker stall of a certain hawker centre has been raised from $800-$900 per month, to $1700 per month. This is almost double.
        The reason for the raise is the most frustrating. There is no other reason, according to the authorities, but only because they did a market survey, and determined the market rate to be $1700.

        My issue with the government is, why must everything be about market rate? Hawker food is one of the main methods to keep living costs affordable in Singapore. By doing this, they are causing a pressure to the hawkers to up their prices of food. This affects normal Singaporeans, like you and I. And the only reason for such an increase is market rate.

        Why can't our government be more caring, and keep rental
        costs low, so long as their own costs are covered? I don't see why they need to raise to market rates, except for earning a profit out of it.

        It's very saddening, that they are doing this now, when the economy is so bad...

        Anyway, have written an enquiry to young PAPs, I know my views will probably be ignored, but, well, I just wanted to give it a try...
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  2. makapaaa

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    If I donch up rental, who will pay for my $$$million pay cheque and my running dog's French cooking lessons? U ah? Comprain some more and I'll issue u an 'F' grade! *chey*
     
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    >>> I don't see why they need to raise to market rates, except for earning a profit out of it.<<<

    And who sets the "market rate" to begin with? =>


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    It is good that they have up rentals.

    They have just shot themselves in the foot.

    Next to taxi-drivers, hawkers are second to none in the FEAR GAME.

    There may be NEWS REPORTS of flying soup and gravy the next time the MIWs visit hawker centers for their walk-a-bout.
     
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    wait, these are sinkies, you think they will do that?
     
  6. halsey02

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    Pay more for good service & maintence.....see any rats, just keep quiet! ok!...but rattus nea, rattus pappies, ratus rc...run for your life!... ha ha ha ha
     
  7. ahleebabasingaporethief

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    Those are xtreme cases lah. There WILL always be the odd 1 or 2 who will do it.

    The rest, they bua song they touch raw fish or meat, never wash hands then shake MP's hands can?
     
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    market rate? aren't they the market monopoly?
     
  9. tonychat

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    That will not solve the problem. And still sinkies are screwed. Can?
     
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    If they do that they will be labelled as mental cases, just like they are trying to label the ex taxi driver who burn Ah Seng, just to be politically correct.
     
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    The next thing They will up the maintenance fee of Geylang Serai Market for the Pest Controllers catching RATS.
     
  12. ahleebabasingaporethief

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    Some have chosen this route. Others will choose alternate routes. Different strokes for different folks.

    You can never be sure.
     
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    "Since when do we need an excuse to increase prices?"
     

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