Some S'pore hawkers raise prices to cope with rising cost of utilities, ingredients

The rising cost of utilities and ingredients is the key reason for the increase in hawker prices. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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SINGAPORE - Some hawkers at coffee shops and hawker centres have raised the prices of their dishes ahead of Chinese New Year, citing the rising cost of utilities and ingredients as a key reason.

Among them, drink stalls have increased prices by 10 to 20 cents while cooked food stalls have raised prices by 20 to 50 cents, checks by The Straits Times at eight establishments have found.

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