IN FOCUS: Why is cleanliness at coffee shops and their toilets seen to be getting worse?

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This year's public cleanliness survey has shown that when it comes to food outlet cleanliness, people are the least satisfied with coffee shops. CNA explores how they can shake off what has been a constant association with poor hygiene standards.

In response to queries from CNA, the Singapore Food Agency said on Thursday that it has inspected the stall after getting feedback and taken enforcement action for the"hygiene lapses" detected.

The percentage of respondents that said they were satisfied with the cleanliness in each type of food outlet. Figures from left to right are for the 2021, 2019, 2018 and 2017 editions of the survey. The percentage for coffee shops was a"significant decrease" from the previous edition of the survey in 2019, when 86 per cent of respondents said they were satisfied, the survey report noted. Then, coffee shops still fared better than wet markets.

Hawker centres can have more than 50 stalls with a wide range of offerings. Singapore's hawker culture is officially part of aIn 2018, a different type of hawker centres – run by social enterprises –Food courts "Third, to keep prices low and affordable, I suspect the operators may not spend as much on professional cleaning services compared to the high-end shopping malls and food and beverage outlets."

The Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment told CNA there is"room for improvement" in some public spaces, particularly in F&B premises like food centres and coffee shops. "They should also ensure that cleaning contractors or in-house cleaning staff perform regular cleaning and maintenance of their toilets," the spokesperson said.

"Customers can play a part to keep the place clean, but this is more like civic awareness. Wherever they go, they should not dirty the place," the 66-year-old retiree said. This is the lowest proportion among toilets in public places, including shopping malls , bus interchanges , MRT stations , outdoor parks and hawker centres .

One coffee shop owner believes there are few applications as the co-funding comes with some conditions, including removing smoking corners to get the highest grant, and engaging a licensed cleaning business to deep clean the toilets every fortnight for a minimum of one year.Mr Tang feels that coffee shop operators do not value cleanliness as it comes with"extra work, cost, time and effort", as he urged authorities to come down harder on errant operators.

 

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Try out a pilot scheme with a board outside these public toilets explaining the do’s and dont’s..the tray return scheme is a brilliant move!

It's normal singapore will get worst

Government MUST look into the noise pollution situation in Singapore. Patrons switching on loudly their portable speakers inside and outside coffeeshop areas. Delivery food people blasting their speakers both day and late at night.

Not only dirty. There is a serious NOISE POLLUTION THAT THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T SEEMS TO ADDRESS FOR DECADES....

Singapore born citizens are generally third world in terms of mindset. Citizens are uncooperative, selfish, very un-civic minded. This is a country has to be governed by punishment in terms of jailterms and fines.

Cleanliness Starts at Home..

NEA should really look into the toilets at coffee shops, hawker centers, restaurants.. it’s a disgrace

Because theres no toilet ambassador!

Aqil can supervise the cleanliness at toilets and hawker centres then

First of all it’s FREE of charge. Toilets in the wet markets charge per use. Due to COVID precautions measures, nearby fast food restaurants toilet is TOP choice but now u can’t.

Singaporeans have always been irresponsible, always expecting that there’s someone paid to clean up their mess. It’s “getting worse” only because Singaporeans are still the same amid a pandemic caused manpower shortage.

Consumers now should bring their own table cloth and broom to clean up after meal.👍

Prelude to new laws.

Lacking of cleaners could be...

咖啡店老闆覺得沒有義務提供廁所

Manpower Responsibility Quality

Poor design.

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