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‘Cowboy’ Bak Chor Mee Hawker Reopens Stall After Closing It Due To Errant Rule-Flouting Customers

The hawker gave up his popular stall out of frustration during Circuit Breaker Phase 2, as he kept getting into trouble with SDAs over a group of rowdy beer drinkers at his coffeeshop.

‘Cowboy’ Bak Chor Mee Hawker Reopens Stall After Closing It Due To Errant Rule-Flouting Customers
The Covid-19 pandemic has brought about more than a few F&B closures. But hawker Terence Tham’s case is unusual. Last September, the 54-year-old who is well-known in his neighbourhood for donning a campy cowboy hat to cook closed his Grandfather Bak Chor Mee stall at a Siglap coffeeshop. He had been operating there for only a few months.

The closure came after a prolonged period of frustration for Terence. He was struggling with errant customers who kept drinking in large groups at his kopitiam long after the cutoff time of 10.30pm.

For those who need a refresher on Circuit Breaker Phase 2 restrictions: Customers had to maintain safe distancing of 1m and dine only in groups of two.

The drinkers shifted demarcated tables and chairs, causing Terence’s stall to be written up by SDAs for not adhering to safe distancing. He was penalised by having his dine-in service suspended. “My business goes up and down. It’s a headache. Open and close, open and close. It made me very sick and tired,” he complained.


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