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whats the difference between a hawker centre and food court?

Travel Forums Asia whats the difference between a hawker centre and food court?

1. Posted by nzwendy (Budding Member 8 posts) 8y

Hope I don't sound dumb!!!!!

Is a hawker centre only serving food, while food courts are in shopping centres?

Which are the best food courts to try. I will be staying in little india.

Thanks!!;)

2. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 8y

I assume this is in Singapore?? :)

IMO food courts are a tiny step up from hawker centres in that they are (generally) air conditioned and the latter al fresco.... and in terms of scale a food court is slightly larger??

Thats probably all my knowledge on the subject - theyre about the same actually, except that food courts are slightly pricier. And i think u're right to say that food courts are normally in shopping centres...

The Lau Pa Sat is not bad... an example of a food court that is not airconditioned (see its hard to tell between them).. This one is near Raffles Place MRT. Another one is the hawker centres around Chinatown.

3. Posted by sapphyre (Respected Member 418 posts) 8y

I think it's one of those things that when you see it, you know it.