07/10/2007

Singapore's Newton Food Centre

This is Singapore's popular food haunt. The Newton Food Centre. It has been around for ages and is widely popular with locals and tourists alike. It opens till late or till the early hours in the morning. This place has been revamped in the last couple of years. It used to be this dingy looking food court with lots of touting by the hawkers.

Touting is illegal in Singapore. Hawkers caught touting their goods will face punishment, fine and may have their stalls closed for a certain period of time. Now, u still get the occasional touting still but the place certainly deserve better credit now. You can sit under the parasol for alfresco dining or the normal fast food style seating located everywhere.




For those of you, who have never been here, would be useful for you to understand that the business here is so competitive that as soon as you are seated down, the drinks-seller and seafood hawker will put their menus down.. The speediest one usually gets the business though you have a choice to tell them, No, Thank You, and go on to order from your favourite stall.
In this food centre, you can find same kind of dish every few units of stalls away. Some of the customers prefer to just order from whoever that comes to them with the menu. These hawkers set their eagle hawk eye on new customers. You can feel them moving close to you as you search for your seats! They set their territory and they are pretty aggresive too. So if you intend to eat at a certain stall, try to sit as close as you can, to the stall you are ordering from to avoid unpleasant or ugly trouble..



12 comments:

Dragon said...

next time i go s'pore, i find u and go together, ok bo? hehehe.

Sunny Side Up Foodie said...

of course can lah..hahaha

Kacang Puteh said...

Wow!!!Your place look so nice & lau juak lah,i wan go to SG!!!Just can`t wait,see all the store of makan,oh!!!Yummy yummy!!!hahaha

siewSiANlang said...

Hoon,I would like to use your blog as a benchmark,but need to learn from you.
I like the pictures that are orderly placed,unlike mine that have big gaps inbetween despite lying them out neatly before posting them.

siewSiANlang said...

where can I find the link for last.fm to be paste onto my blog.

Sunny Side Up Foodie said...

tks for the compliments, SSL.. well i chosed large for pic size before uploadeding. and i used flushed left for text and i actually preview my blog so often for some details. feel free to edit yrs again and again till u get a satisfied layout. delete away the extra spacing if need to.

and last.fm, u can click at the bottom of my playlist tat says 'get yr own' (click on tat). register a last.fm acct and embed yr html text on yr page element third party. voila..

hope it helps. :)

Sue said...

looks nice hor..you can take me if i come to singapore...make sure food is also nice..hehe

siewSiANlang said...

your last.fm link is a cool feature,like to know how you linked it into your blog here.

siewSiANlang said...

sorry for been ignorant,try looking for the HMTL code but could not locate them.

Kinoko Land said...

Hoon, i enjoy reading your blog too, very informative and you have good vocabs, learn a lot from you (^-^). So if we have chance visiting Spore one day, we will know what to expect. Newton looks very neat and classy.

Sunny Side Up Foodie said...

hi ssl, once u have a playlist (min 15 songs, i think) u can go to an icon tat says 'embed'. if u click on tat, it will give u a code for u to insert on yr bloggers. remember to copy the whole embed code or have it emailed to u for keepsake if no changes. otherwise, next time when i am online in skype then i can help u go thru step by step.

jepunlauee said...

I alway this place for my dinner when I visit Singapore..somehow..it give me the image of singapore at night..makan..makan...makan..