Pasir Ris Will Soon Have A Hip Yet Old-School Hawker Center

I think I have only been to Pasir Ris less than 20 times in my entire life.

Don’t judge me, I’m a Westie and I force my friends to meet in town.

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But I guess this is a chance for me to make a breakthrough and go pass Bugis on the east-west MRT line. Heh.

What’s happening?

According to the new Pasir Ris Hawker Centre‘s manager, who said in a media release on Wednesday, 6 September, they have plans to promote a fusion between traditional hawker fare and “hipster hawkers”.

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But the stalls are not filled at the moment. Applications for the new hawker centre will open on 11 September and run up to 22 September.

Strict Criteria for Applicants

Know of someone who’s interested to apply? It’s not easy.

Applicants will be assessed based on “food quality, selling price, food concept and experience”. Furthermore, those who are shortlisted may also have to “go through a food tasting exercise”.

I think we can expect the best of the best.

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As claimed by NTUC Foodfare, this new hawker centre will be two-storeys high and will house 42 stalls.

It appears that this is the first for Pasir Ris which has about 110,000 residents. Wow, really?

Anyway, all Singaporeans and PRs can apply.

You have to purchase an application form which costs $10 (nothing is free in Singapore mah) from the following locations during the application period on weekdays only:

Foodfare @ Downtown East
1 Pasir Ris Close, Downtown East, E! Avenue #01-339, Singapore 519599

Pasir Ris Elias Community Club
93 Pasir Ris Drive 3, Singapore 519498

Pasir Ris East Community Club
1 Pasir Ris Drive 4, Singapore 519457

Completed applications are to be submitted at the Downtown East location only.

There will be a briefing on 14 September for those interested. You can call 6550 6500 or head down to Foodfare @ Downtown East for more information.

Traditional Level 1 & Hipster Level 2

The first floor will accommodate traditional hawker food, “comfort food” like chicken rice and wonton mee. while the second floor will be for young people like me.

Young-at-heart peeps are welcome too!

The second floor “Fareground” will house “new generation hawkers to excite patrons with their creative brand of modern cuisine”.

They will also have events like art markets, craft fairs and gigs.

I am imagining a cafe-like atmosphere. Or the container food place. Can we have aircon, please?

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Cashless Payments Made Available

There will be two modes of cashless payment – Plus! Cards / Plus! Pay and DBS PayLah! available at the hawker centre as stated by NTUC Foodfare.

So tell your mums and aunties-at-heart that they can use their Plus! Cards to earn Link Points if they top up and use it to pay for their food purchases.

These Link Points can be redeemed at the hawker centre itself and other retail outlets including NTUC FairPrice. Perfect!

I’m rather eager to visit this place but it’s not open yet. This new hawker centre has been scheduled to open later this year and is part of its renewal efforts for Pasir Ris.

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Celeste Lee

Celeste Lee

Celeste believes that life is a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. She's working towards that one-way ticket.
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