Popular Kovan kopitiam suspended for not providing soap in its toilet

If you're intending to head to Punggol Nasi Lemak at Upper Serangoon Road for dinner today, you can save the trip.

The kopitiam which houses the popular nasi lemak stall - that often sees snaking queues at mealtimes - has been suspended for one day on Friday (Oct 6). 

The reason? It did not provide soap in its toilet.

According to a suspension notice posted on National Environment Agency's (NEA) website, Mee Sek Food Court was given six demerit points on two occasions for failing to provide soap.

The eating house, located at 965-969 Upper Serangoon Road, was also fined a total of $800 for the offence.

In its notice, NEA stated that the main operators of coffeeshops, food courts, and canteens who accumulate 12 or more demerit points during a 12-month period may have their licences suspended for a period of either one, two or three days.

All food stalls operating within the premises, which includes a Hokkien prawn mee stall and fishball noodles stall, will also have to cease operations for the same period of time.

Just last week, Abundance Eating House at Block 413, Bukit Batok West Avenue 4 also received a similar slap on the wrist for the same offence.