Writing on his Facebook page, he said though he hoped to see improvements in coffeeshop standards, it did not mean old coffeeshops need to be replaced; but they need to keep to a basic hygiene standard.
“I hope you will give me more ideas on requirements you would like to see adopted in our coffeeshops,” he said.
He noted that at present, few coffeeshops could meet his standard of cleanliness and hygiene.
Ting said it was human nature that people frequented coffeeshops with pleasant surroundings but skip the ones that were untidy, unhygienic and smelly.
Improvements to coffeeshops, he said, was needed as they are places where “we meet friends daily, places we bring family, friends and visitors, places that returning residents long for”.
In his post, he singled out things that he looked for in a coffeeshop.
The toilet, he said must be dry with a working ventilation and flush system, as well as a separate washbasin.
As for food stalls, he said they must have properly maintained ventilation system, melamine plates that are not faded, proper washbasins with grease trap, hot water for sterilising utensils and proper attire for the cooks.
In terms of food quality, he wants to see precooked food covered, neatly organised stall tops and “tasty food”.
The fan blades, he added, must not be black while the tabletop must be clean.
Ting’s wish list also includes signboards that are not faded, as well as clean drains and floors.
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