Illegal hawkers ignore NEA warnings
Curry puffs, otah and roasted chestnuts sold near bus interchanges and MRT stations may look like tasty and convenient snacks - but they are being sold illegally.
Despite enforcement efforts by the National Environment Agency (NEA), illegal hawkers are continuing to ply their trade.
Last year, around 9,800 tickets were issued to more than 1,000 offenders. Eighty-one per cent of the tickets were given out to repeat offenders. From January to May this year, about 3,300 tickets were issued to 528 offenders.
Illegal hawkers told The Straits Times they did not know what else to do to make a living.