SINGAPORE: A new hawker centre that aims to supply a “holistic tactic” to the hawker trade has opened in Jurong West.
Situated at Jurong West Avenue 61, the new 500-seat hawker centre is managed by Hawker Management – a subsidiary of meals centre operator Koufu – on a not-for-financial gain basis, and aims to supply wholesome, economical meals as very well as actions to help budding hawker entrepreneurs, Hawker Management introduced in its media launch on Sunday (Oct eight).
For illustration, each of its 34 cooked meals stalls – which promote dishes ranging from traditional hawker fare to contemporary fusion meals – presents two normal-sized dishes at S$2.80 each.
Additionally, the hawker centre and industry has 14 industry slab stalls marketing contemporary create and groceries.
Aiding ASPIRING HAWKERS
As aspect of its Happy Hawkerpreneur programme, Hawker Management claimed it has also set aside six cooked meals stalls at the hawker centre to groom “passionate aspiring hawkers” and help maintain the regional hawker trade.
“The programme aims to inspire these hawkers to go after their culinary goals, when supporting them with subsidies to reduced their first funds expenses and guidance in managing a hawker small business,” claimed Hawker Management.
For instance, Jackson Tan, 24, is just one of the lots of who stand to gain from the programme. He determined to switch occupations and grow to be a hawker, according to Hawker Management’s push launch, and fuses vegetarian meals with Western and Korean cuisines to deliver the community with a lot more vegetarian choices.
“Whilst there is escalating fascination in keeping the hawker lifestyle going, we recognise the want to supply realistic guidance for hawkers as they evolve with the modifying wants right now, when preserving traditional techniques and flavours,” claimed Hawker Management’s main government officer David Yang.
“By functioning with each other with the group to impart, share and guidance an surroundings for the hawker trade to adapt and flourish, we hope to do our aspect to be certain that hawker centres stay a area we maintain pricey, for generations to occur.”
TRAY RETURN ROBOTS, CASHLESS PAYMENT
In purchase to inspire the a lot quicker clearing of tables, the hawker centre has an RFID tray return system as very well as 3 Wise Tray Return robots to help diners who may not be equipped to have their trays to the tray return spot, claimed Hawker Management.
In line with other nationwide attempts to enrich efficiency, claimed Hawker Management, 8 cashless payment choices will also be supplied, including PayWave, Apple Fork out and EZ-Hyperlink payment.
It will also host group routines these kinds of as flea markets, festive fairs and music performances.
“The social initiatives that will be rolled out also will make this hawker centre a organic gathering area for people to bond and take pleasure in their meals with each other,” claimed Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC Patrick Tay, who was existing at the official opening of the hawker centre.