New Bukit Canberra Hawker Centre Has an Ordering System Just Like McDonald’s System


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Don’t know how to order at hawker centres because you can’t read the Chinese words on the chicken rice stall’s signboard?

Sigh... It really is a pity that there’s no hanyu pinyin.

However, we come bearing good news. Ordering will now be the least of your worries, especially when you dine at Bukit Canberra Hawker Centre. The newly-opened hawker centre comes equipped with a McDonald’s-esque ordering system.

Here’s what you need to know about it.

Self-Service Kiosks at Bukit Canberra Hawker Centre

The newly-opened hawker centre boasts not one, not two, but ten self-service kiosks for you to order your food.

Image: Lianhe Zaobao

It works like any other self-service kiosk in fast food restaurants like McDonald’s or KFC.

After picking out your favourite orders on the self-service kiosk, you can make payment via cashless payment. After that, you can head directly to the stall you ordered from to collect your food.

It saves you the embarrassment of mispronouncing your orders, having your credit card rejected, or simply having to face that one angry hawker auntie that every hawker centre seems to have.

Order Via Mobile Application

If the self-service kiosks aren’t your thing, you can also order through a mobile application.

By scanning the QR codes on the hawker centre’s tables, you’ll be able to install a mobile application to place your orders and make payments for your food.

The app will even notify you once your food is ready for collection.


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That’s not all! Ordering your food through the mobile app will also allow you to earn points to offset your next purchase at the hawker centre.

If only this were implemented at more hawker centres…

The new ordering system helps to manage the people flow at the hawker centre during peak dining hours, allowing diners to move around the hawker centre more comfortably.

That means you won’t need to shout “excuse me!” a thousand times before the stubborn auntie in front of you finally moves out of your way.

However, if diners still wish to order directly from the food stalls, they can as well. Payment can be made either via cash or cashless payment.

44-Stall Hawker Centre With More Than 800 Seats

If you haven’t already heard, the newly-opened Bukit Canberra Hawker Centre boasts more than 44 stalls and 800 seats. It’s the first hawker centre to have opened in Sembawang in more than 30 years, making it a groundbreaking development.

Image: Facebook (Ong Ye Kung)

The hawker centre sells popular hawker dishes and other unique food options like mookata and Mexican-Indian fusion food.

It’s a perfect place to bring your friends that are picky eaters—there’s bound to be something for everyone!

The hawker centre is open from 7 am to 11 pm every day.


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