Netting stops birds from preying on leftovers at food centres

Left: A giant net encloses the Chinatown Complex Food Centre and keeps birds out - and diners and cleaning staff happy. Above: Small birds like this sparrow do sometimes manage to squeeze in, although they often have trouble getting out, says a hawke
A giant net encloses the Chinatown Complex Food Centre and keeps birds out – and diners and cleaning staff happy. ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI
Left: A giant net encloses the Chinatown Complex Food Centre and keeps birds out - and diners and cleaning staff happy. Above: Small birds like this sparrow do sometimes manage to squeeze in, although they often have trouble getting out, says a hawke
Small birds like this sparrow do sometimes manage to squeeze in, although they often have trouble getting out, says a hawker.ST PHOTO: KELLY HUI

At the hawker centre on the first floor of Chinatown Complex Food Centre, diners used to have to duck to avoid pigeons homing in on food left behind by others.

But not any more.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 24, 2019, with the headline 'Netting stops birds from preying on leftovers at food centres'. Print Edition | Subscribe