New Yishun Park Hawker Centre features mobile payments, arcade games and sports screenings

The new Yishun Park Hawker Centre, managed by Timbre Group on a non-for-profit basis, will be a high tech space that brings the convenience mobile payments to residents. It will also have weekend programmes to promote community and family bonding. 

Featuring 45 cooked food stalls, the 750-seat food centre will open for business in September 2017. Residents can look forward to enjoying affordable food - each stall is required to have a minimum of one basic meal at S$3.

The food centre will also carry family-friendly features, such as child-friendly toilet facilities and family-friendly seating, and built-in tray-return facilities at accessible locations.

Yishun Park Hawker Centre will be managed by Timbre Group, which also runs Timbre+ at one-north. Photo courtesy:
Yishun Park Hawker Centre will be managed by Timbre Group, which also runs Timbre+ at one-north. Photo courtesy:

Pinball machines and arcade games would be made available for residents at the Games Square. On selected days where sports matches are held, matches will also be aired on the large screens to promote community bonding.

Within six months of opening, Timbre will also implement a 3-in-1 mobile application. Customers will be able to make cashless payment with store credits, place meal orders electronically to the stallholders through the application, and enjoy a 10 per cent discount for food and drinks.

Credits can be easily topped up to the mobile application via the top-up kiosks, which also allow customers to self-order their food.

Timbre has proposed a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tray return system to speed up productivity. It is one that will be integrated with the centralised dishwashing area, and is intended to streamline cleaning work and tray return processes so that cleaners can focus on the cleaning of tables and common areas.

This would also reduce the cleaners’ workload as they do not have to sort and return used crockery. For stallholders, they can concentrate on their core business of food preparation and food serving instead of carrying out dishwashing. Overall, this will help to promote better hygiene and cleanliness in hawker centres.

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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