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Fans dive for pearls in food and hawker stalls that also sell bubble tea

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At YEAH Taiwanese Street Food, milk tea with tapioca pearls got wiped out before 3pm on Wednesday. Consumers have turned to food stalls selling bubble tea on the side, after the government on Tuesday ordered most standalone drink stalls to shut down.

Singapore

THEY came without warning. On Wednesday, food stalls selling bubble tea on the side found themselves swamped with orders, following the Singapore authorities' decision the day before to deem bubble tea outlets a non-essential service during the nation's partial lockdown.

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