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Written Reply by Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Masagos Zulkifli, to Parliamentary Question on Operating Hours of Hawker Centres on 19 November 2018

Question

Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong: To asked the Minister for the Environment and Water Resources (a) how many hawker centres are currently operating 24 hours a day; and (b) in each of the hawker centres which are currently operating 24 hours a day, what is the percentage of the stalls which are actually operating 24 hours a day over the total number of stalls in the respective hawker centres.
 
Reply by Minister Masagos Zulkifli:

     Of the 114 hawker centres managed by the National Environment Agency (NEA) and NEA-appointed operators, only the hawker centre at Our Tampines Hub (OTH) operates 24 hours a day. On average, about 20% of its 42 stalls operate 24 hours a day. This was in response to requests from the community for a 24-hour hawker centre. But as the demand from patrons has not materialised, both hawkers and the operator are recalibrating the arrangement. 


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