Yahoo Poll: Should NEA be the one to run all Singapore hawker centres?

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The recent debate over the management of Singapore’s hawker centres began a couple weeks ago with prominent food writer and Makansutra founder K F Seetoh calling out allegedly unjust conditions faced by hawkers working at social enterprise hawker centres.

In an interview with Yahoo News Singapore, Seetoh said that strong public views on social enterprise hawker centres will lead to change. He said that, ultimately, the authorities should take over the management of these hawker centres and charge hawkers a lower rental fee than market rate.

Do you agree? Should hawker centres only be run by NEA, or can the social enterprise model still work if the kinks are ironed out? Have your say in our poll and leave a comment below.

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