Outdoor eateries see fewer customers as haze keeps diners indoors

Restaurants with alfresco dining overlooking Marina Bay, such as OverEasy (above) at One Fullerton, say customers have been staying away since last weekend. Staff at OverEasy now wear masks to protect themselves.
Restaurants with alfresco dining overlooking Marina Bay, such as OverEasy (above) at One Fullerton, say customers have been staying away since last weekend. Staff at OverEasy now wear masks to protect themselves.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
Empty seats outside WOLF restaurant at Robinson Road on Sept 18, 2019 at noon.
Empty seats outside WOLF restaurant at Robinson Road on Sept 18, 2019 at noon.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

SINGAPORE - Some outdoor eateries are feeling the pinch as customers stay away because of the unhealthy levels of air quality due to haze that have been recorded in Singapore since last week.

Al fresco restaurants and open-air hawker stalls in the Central Business District that The Straits Times spoke to on Wednesday (Sept 18) said they have seen a 20 per cent drop in lunch and dinner crowds in the past few days.

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