Tray return points at Hong Lim hawker centre so full that diners leave dirty dishes on floor

Submitted by Stomper Tan

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Photos of uncleared dirty dishes at Albert Food Centre went viral recently, but it is not the only hawker centre with the problem.

Stomper Tan shared photos of a similar mess at the Hong Lim Market & Food Centre.

"It was very unhygienic and messy on the tables and shelves," said the Stomper.

The photos show that the tray return points were so full that diners just left their trays of dirty dishes on the nearby tables and seats as well as on the waste bins and the floor.

The Stomper said: "I heard from the cleaners that the contractor owed them salary and sometimes only put very few cleaners to work and it was not easy for so few cleaners to clear the dishes on level 1 and level 2."

The good news is that after the Stomper took the photos, the hawker centre was closed for two days of spring cleaning on March 13 and 14.

Stomp has contacted the Jalan Besar Town Council, which operates the hawker centre, the National Environment Agency and the Federation of Merchants' Associations Singapore for more info.

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