Having recently been on a trip to Hong Kong and Taiwan, I think foreigners would deplore the hygiene conditions at our foodcourts if comparisons were made between Singapore and the aforementioned places.
Let us start a social campaign in Singapore that promotes a social compact between foodcourts and consumers. We, the consumers, will return our trays, cups, plates and utensils at convenient locations.
The cleaners deployed can then diligently and properly wipe down the tables instead of using dirty rags or, in some cases, sweeping debris off the tables and onto the chairs or floor.
Such a cooperative system will free up space quickly for more customers and make eating at foodcourts a more pleasant experience.
Oh Thiam Yeng