LAST week, the Ministry of Trade and Industry revealed that 65 per cent of hawkers are holding their prices steady, down from 75 per cent two months ago, amid rising food prices.
Samantha Eng and Aw Cheng Wei scoured hawker centres and coffeeshops around the island in search of really cheap hawker fare.
They found 27 which have kept prices at $2 and below, two that sell Western-style food for $3 and $2.90, and one selling Japanese-style dishes at $3.
Some areas like Bedok had a rash of such stalls, no doubt because of competition. At other areas like Hougang and Thomson, they were hard to come by