Click on article to read about how Singapore Hawker Stalls are apparently moving indoors. And hawker centres recently came into the limelight because of an analogy by Acting Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Chan Chun Sing.
"(For example,) you go to Peach Garden, you eat the S$10 XO Sauce chye tow kuay (fried carrot cake), you can be quite happy, right? Because you're satisfied with the service and so on.
On the other hand, you can go to a hawker centre, even if they charge you S$1.50, you might not want to eat it if the quality isn't good."And here's a facebook note In Defence of Hawkers.