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photoblog image Not Quite Business-As-Usual

Not Quite Business-As-Usual

The Rochor Centre has several coffee shops and other eateries in the lower levels that house favourite wonton noodles stalls.

Not Quite Business-As-Usual

The Rochor Centre has several coffee shops and other eateries in the lower levels that house favourite wonton noodles stalls.

comments (17)

  • Ray
  • Possibly Greenland
  • 25 Apr 2016, 00:42
The best food in Singapore is in little places like this, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: I completely agree about that, Ray. The eateries are still doing some business but the other shops are clearing out or have done so already.
That is a very nice documentary style shot.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Michael. And I find it harder to compose and "tell a story" in these situations.
A very nice candid capture Ayush!
Ayush Basu: You are very kind, Richard.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 25 Apr 2016, 06:32
A busy little venue, Ayush
Ayush Basu: I expect it would have been busier still in the past when there was higher occupancy in the residential units, Lisl.
Did someone say wonton noodles?????
Ayush Basu: I am sure one could get wonton noodles to their heart's content here, Ginnie!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 25 Apr 2016, 07:16
It is too bad that these small eateries have to make place for the giants (with less quality)
We heard that before Lidl came to Malta there was NO competition between shops. Lidl comes and now shops go out of business sad
Ayush Basu: I suspect they will need to move some other place but generally speaking, Singapore has a fair share of foodies, so after a disruption, they should be able to get back into the business as usual mode, Astrid. And you are quite right about the big businesses.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 25 Apr 2016, 07:44
A bustling and busy place
Ayush Basu: Food outlets in Singapore, especially on a Sunday morning, tend to be busy and bustling, Chris.
I suppose that 'wanton' noodles might be a whole different thing Ayush.
Ayush Basu: All kinds of noodles are found in these shops, Chad - wanton and the not so wanton.
I bet the food is good!
Ayush Basu: You are absolutely right, Bill - to elaborate your statement, the food is inexpensive, delicious and meets hygiene standards under inspection stipulations.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 25 Apr 2016, 08:09
Jolie scène de vie
It looks just like many of the markets we used to have here in the North of England that have disappeared, we still have one left in town.
Ayush Basu: In Singapore, I guess it will not be fully replaced (not yet) by the malls and air conditioned eateries. But these vendors will have to relocate to other places. Rental here so far had been relatively cheap, so when they move elsewhere to (presumably) higher rentals, they will also have to jack up food prices, Frank.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 25 Apr 2016, 10:07
As long as there are enough people, they will keep on selling, I guess. I hope they will be allowed to transfer their business' to wherever all the people will be going to.
Ayush Basu: Singapore has been a trade hub for several centuries, Louis, and had had a sizable migrant population of single, young men with little or no cooking skills and/or time. In summary, the idea of eating out at inexpensive hawker centers has been somewhat ingrained in the mindset here. With the working professionals of the 21st century, the eating out trend has continued to persist.
  • Pauline
  • United Kingdom
  • 25 Apr 2016, 10:39
A colourful insight to a busy place, Ayush.
Ayush Basu: Thank you, Pauline, I am glad you liked it.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 25 Apr 2016, 13:33
A scene common throughout much of the world, I should thinks. Shopping, car parks and coffee stalls seem to go hand in hand.
Ayush Basu: I agree, Alan. This could be an urban scene from just about anywhere in the world.
That is a superb shot.
Ayush Basu: You are too kind, Roland.
No I didn't move to England. Just working here. I didn't apply for British passport, cos I want to go back to Malaysia one day.
There's no place like home.
Ayush Basu: Well good for you, meanwhile we get to see pictures from your travels all around, LC.
I think I may have been there - or somewhere very like it!

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