Hokkien restaurant Beng Hiang suspended for two weeks, fined $800 for cockroach infestations

Beng Hiang has accumulated 12 demerit points over the past 12 months for failing to keep the licensed premises free of cockroach infestation.
Beng Hiang has accumulated 12 demerit points over the past 12 months for failing to keep the licensed premises free of cockroach infestation.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/BENG HIANG RESTAURANT

SINGAPORE - Well-known Hokkien restaurant Beng Hiang has been suspended for two weeks and fined $800 for repeated cockroach infestations at its premises.

In a suspension notice on Monday (June 11), the National Environment Agency (NEA) said the restaurant accumulated 12 demerit points over the past 12 months for failing to keep the licensed premises free of cockroach infestation.

As a result, the restaurant in Jurong Gateway Road will be suspended for two weeks until June 24, said NEA.

 

All food handlers at the restaurant will also be required to attend and pass the basic food hygiene course again, before they can resume work as food handlers, the agency added.

Beng Hiang restaurant used to be located in Amoy Street, but moved to Jurong East about two years ago.

Restaurant manager Ng Hwei Ping told Shin Min Daily News on Thursday that the restaurant is still adjusting to its new premises at Block 135 Jurong Gateway Road, in a building that is more than 30 years old.