Rent, food prices among top concerns of Kopitiam stall owners and patrons

File photo showing the Kopitiam outlet at Plaza Singapura, on Sept 21, 2018.
File photo showing the Kopitiam outlet at Plaza Singapura, on Sept 21, 2018.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

For more than a decade, sporting goods store supervisor Randy Rubiales, 45, has had his work lunches at the Kopitiam-run foodcourt at Velocity mall in Novena.

The prices of his favourite Indonesian and Korean dishes there have risen marginally over the years - 50 cents, by his estimation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 22, 2018, with the headline 'Rent, food prices among top concerns of Kopitiam stall owners and patrons'. Print Edition | Subscribe