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3 Most Useful Tips to Navigate the Hawker Centres in Singapore!

Assorted Food at Hawker Centres, Singapore
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A typical hawker centre in Singapore can get all frenzy and chaotic during the weekday lunch hour however we can give you tips on how to navigate through the crowd and still get to enjoy the popular Singaporean cuisine. Are you ready? 

Tip 1:  Avoid the peak hour from 12 – 2pm

Most companies in Singapore allow their employees to go for a one-hour lunch break from noon to 2pm hence this is the time where many will rush to dine at hawker centres, resulting in insufficient seats and long queues at the food stores. So if you can, visit the hawker centre slightly earlier at 1130am or after 2pm.

Tip 2: Bring a pack of tissue paper

Do you know that it is culturally acceptable to ‘chope’ (local slang for ‘reserve’) your seat at hawker centres by placing a pack of tissue paper, water bottle, umbrella or other non-valuable personal belongings? So, the next time you have to dine at a hawker centre during the lunch hours, fret not!

Leave a pack of tissue paper on the vacant seat and go get your food. An item for a seat is all you need.

Tip 3: Gather 2 or more friends to dine together There are plenty of mouth-watering dishes to try at the hawker centre and with more people to a group, you’ll get to savour a wide variety of delicacies at one sitting!

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