Hawker food was never meant for delivery apps: Makansutra's KF Seetoh and Hawkers United's Melvin Chew

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Hawker food was never meant for delivery apps: Makansutra's KF Seetoh and Hawkers United's Melvin Chew

Since COVID-19 hit, the people who fed a nation for decades have seen their fortunes tumble. In a world dominated with food apps, online delivery ...

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Hawker food was never meant for delivery apps: Makansutra's KF Seetoh and Hawkers United's Melvin Chew

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Since COVID-19 hit, the people who fed a nation for decades have seen their fortunes tumble. In a world dominated with food apps, online delivery and cashless payment, going digital should be the norm but is no silver bullet. What's stopping hawkers? What's their future in a pandemic world? And will younger Singaporeans be discouraged from taking up this UNESCO-recognised craft? Lin Suling speaks to Makansutra's KF Seetoh and second-generation hawker Melvin Chew.

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