Posted by: CK Lam   in Hawker, Sights

Ho Ping coffee shop located at Penang Road / Kampung Malabar junction is famous for its varieties of hawker food. I used to drop by this place for the Hakka Beefball Noodles and Bak Moi beehoon.  I was there lately and saw this signboard.

 Ho Ping Coffeeshop - Jalan Kampung Malabar

   m r t 143

In my opinion, this rule is slightly imposing especially with the hard times the nation is facing.

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13 comments so far

Tau Sar Phneah

hmmm..totally agree with you..with the situation where evrything is hike up in prices..

August 5th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

nothing worse than the Pg Road Cendol coffee shop, Joo Hooi. really.

August 6th, 2008 at 8:10 am
Criz Lai

This is not the first time I’m seeing this sign but the amount has increased another 10sen. If that is the case I rather call a glass of plain water rather than paying that amount. Moreover, some coffee shops are charging the same price for drinks, whether you ordered a big cup or a small cup.


August 6th, 2008 at 5:13 pm
New Kid on the Blog

what to do??? life is getting real difficult nowadays….

August 6th, 2008 at 7:26 pm
550ml jar of faith

Yeah, ditto on J2KFM’s point on those arrogant Joo Hooi owners. And before the recent price increase too!

August 6th, 2008 at 7:45 pm
CK Lam

Tau Sar Phneah – You will see more of this when you come back to Penang.

J2kfm – Do you see this happening in Ipoh too?

Criz Lai – You do have a point there…might as well order a glass of plain water.

August 6th, 2008 at 9:07 pm
CK Lam

New Kid On The Blog – its true that we can’t do much…perhaps don’t eat at the outlet so often lor.

550ml jar of faith – some of the hawkers of tourist food outlets pushes their prices way too high…

August 6th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

oh i went to a coffee shop in town with that notice too!! just can’t remember where. but for the RM0.40 paid, they give a cup of plain water!!! never went back there though.

August 7th, 2008 at 8:31 am
CK Lam

Duckie – Looks like there are other coffeeshops in town imposing this rule too…consumers on the losing end :(

August 7th, 2008 at 9:31 am

Cannot boycott meh?

August 14th, 2008 at 8:41 pm
CK Lam

I think there are bount to have people boycotting them…not many are willing to pay for that.

August 14th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

it’s hard to blame them.. they have to feed their families too.

quin´s last blog post..See-Aye-What?

October 22nd, 2008 at 3:46 pm

I was just scrolling through your topics when I saw this little Jewel.
I wonder what they charge today?
Anyway: The owner clearly does understand all about marketing 101.
Must have a PhD from Oxford or CamBridge.
All by all it’s a funny thing to read.

August 13th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

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