ST Editor Han Fook Kwang Chides Government Over Sale of $23.8 million HDB Kopitiam on State Land Meant For Public Use


Hardwarezone Forum, 14 Jul 2013
HDB coffee shops are not District 10 bungalows
They were built by the HDB to serve residents on state land acquired for a public purpose
Here's a $23.8 million question about Singapore's most expensive coffee shop, in Hougang: How come I can still buy a cup of kopi-o there for 90 cents?
The simple answer is that, disregarding the price of the property, what goes into making that cup of coffee didn't cost much -especially not the wages of coffee shop assistants.
They are likely to belong to the bottom 20 per cent of income earners, whose incomes have stagnated over the years.
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