The unintentional effect of hawker centre renovations: Hawkers quit for good

Hawker Lick Su at his stall in Chinatown Complex food centre. Mr Lick will hang up his apron for good when the food centre closes on March 1, 2019, for a three-month renovation.
Hawker Lick Su at his stall in Chinatown Complex food centre. Mr Lick will hang up his apron for good when the food centre closes on March 1, 2019, for a three-month renovation.ST PHOTO: SAHIBA CHAWDHARY

SINGAPORE - Six days a week, from 6am to 9pm, hawker Lick Su, 74, is on his feet preparing and serving bowls of Teochew fish soup and porridge at Chin Chau Lou stall in Chinatown Complex food centre in Smith Street.

But when the food centre, Singapore's largest, closes on Friday (March 1) for a three-month renovation, he will hang up his apron for good.

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