Friday, 3 August 2007

Lorong Selamat, Penang

I've recently read about the so-called famous char kuey teow stall in Penang which was currently being boycotted by everyone. It used to be so famous that people would queue in the hot sun just to indulge in a plate of char kuey teow that would cost RM6, double from the normal ones! During festive seasons, I've heard of people paying up to RM15 for a plate which is utter madness!

The coffee shop nearby where people would sit to eat decided to jump on this cut-throat bandwagon and started imposing rules where people are not allowed to join tables together to accommodate big groups and whoever who does not order a drink from them will be charged a 30 cents cover charge! This ridiculous situation has caused a lot of people to call a boycott on their stall which should be the case. Why should we allow ourselves to be ripped off by unscrupulous hawkers?!

Despite the boycott, I heard that people still queue for it so I guess as long as there's a demand, the hawkers will continue squeezing their customers.

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