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Rats in Food Center

Postby Leo_Sing » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 2:27 pm

My husband and I visited the Maxwell Food Center yesterday based on the recommendations of some locals here and reviews we saw in the Makansutra review guide. While we were looking at the signs and menus in each stall, I saw something moving on the beams of the ceiling. At first, I thought it was a kitty. But looking carefully again, it's actually a big RAT!!

Losing the appetite already, I intended to leave. My husband brought me to the other side of the food center hoping that this is just one unique case. Then, this time, both of us saw another big fat rat running on the beams of the ceiling. We both decided to leave. The last thing we want is to have a rat falling on my head or dropping onto my plate.

I was really disappointed to see this. Singapore is always famous for its cleaniless. Hawker centers are a favorite to locals and foreigners alike. But with rats running around on the beams of the ceiling, would this suggest about the cleaniless of the place and the food as well? Can someone please help me get over this as we'll be staying in Singapore for a while....

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Postby Mary Hatch Bailey » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 2:44 pm

Rats are a part of city life all over the world, Singapore is not exempt. I have seen a few in Singapore over the years but also in London, Paris, New York, Tokyo and my favorite: eating a dog carcass in Bangkok. No lie, broad daylight right outside the Grand Palace.

Singapore is much cleaner than most cities and takes its reputation very seriously. I think you'll have to get used to the idea that 'very clean' doesn't mean no rats, just fewer rats. :wink:

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Postby Carpe Diem » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 2:54 pm

Yes you see rats here and there... (isn't it, Sapphire?).

The fact that you have seen fat and healthy rats is indeed a good hint on the quality of the food served... :wink:
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Postby sapphire » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 4:40 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:Yes you see rats here and there... (isn't it, Sapphire?).

What's rats got to do with me? Unless we're talking of a French rat. :P
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Postby Carpe Diem » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 4:44 pm

sapphire wrote:
Carpe Diem wrote:Yes you see rats here and there... (isn't it, Sapphire?).

What's rats got to do with me? Unless we're talking of a French rat. :P


You also forgot about that??? May I just ask, do you know where you have been on Wednesday Night? :P
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Postby sapphire » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 4:49 pm

Hahaha, now you're getting me all worked up, what have I forgotten? :???:
Yes I do remember where I was on Wednesday nite!!
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Postby Carpe Diem » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 4:51 pm

OK at least you remember that... There is still hope!

Rats? Wednesday? Doesn't ring a bell?
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Postby sapphire » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 4:55 pm

The bell is broken, nothing ringing here! All I remember is you talking about geckos and cobras!
I think I'm ready for a nap, might refresh my memory!
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Postby EADG » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 5:12 pm

sapphire wrote:
Carpe Diem wrote:Yes you see rats here and there... (isn't it, Sapphire?).

What's rats got to do with me? Unless we're talking of a French rat. :P


or the Good Rats
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Postby Carpe Diem » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 5:14 pm

sapphire wrote:All I remember is you talking about geckos and cobras


Seriously?
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Postby seraphim » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 5:16 pm

She must have gotten sloshed. Such irresponsible behavior!! :P

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Postby Plavt » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 5:41 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:but also in London, :


Yes Mary we have two varieties in London - two legged and four legged!

Plavt. :twisted:

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Postby Bubbles » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 6:05 pm

Come to London/Cardiff/Bristol/Birmingham, etc etc etc.....you'll see them here too....but here they keep to the kitchens cos it's warmer than it is outside in nice balmy Singapore....

Seriously, I lived there for eight years and in the end you turn a blind eye to them....they are not so bad, really, honestly, and if you see one now and again, just order another Tiger and pretend they don't exist.....

Or have I gone bonkers?????.................If I saw one in my local Macdonalds, or Tescos there'd be an outcry........

Wimps I say, wimps....lolol!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby sapphire » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 6:12 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:
sapphire wrote:All I remember is you talking about geckos and cobras


Seriously?

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Postby Carpe Diem » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 6:34 pm

sapphire wrote:
Carpe Diem wrote:
sapphire wrote:All I remember is you talking about geckos and cobras


Seriously?

:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:


(might consider skipping next Wednesday)
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