Customers purchase food at a hawker center in Singapore. Photo: EPA Customers purchase food at a hawker center in Singapore. Photo: EPA
Customers purchase food at a hawker center in Singapore. Photo: EPA

In Singapore, ‘revenge dining’ trend sparked by Covid-19 cabin fever props up restaurants – but will it last?

  • Amid limited flights and global border restrictions, the island nation’s residents are diverting money they would have spent on travel to dining out
  • But while these venues have seen a surge in customers, with bookings hard to come by, experts are wary of concluding that the uptick is sustainable

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Customers purchase food at a hawker center in Singapore. Photo: EPA Customers purchase food at a hawker center in Singapore. Photo: EPA
Customers purchase food at a hawker center in Singapore. Photo: EPA
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