Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Upgraded Geylang Serai Market To Progressively Reopen From 13 July

Source : Channel NewsAsia, 07 July 2009

The newly upgraded Geylang Serai Market will progressively resume business from 13 July after a 40-month closure.

This follows a S$18.2m revamp under the National Environment Agency's Hawker Centres Upgrading Programme.

Built on a larger site along Changi Road, the upgraded two-storey Geylang Serai Market is designed to reflect the area's ethnic and cultural heritage.

The building itself bears intricate Malay motifs and design elements, such as sloping roofs, louvres and timber panels, as found in traditional "kampong" houses.

Seating capacity has been doubled and the centre comes with enhanced ventilation and improved fire safety features.

There will be 162 market produce stalls, 63 cooked food stalls and 140 lockable stalls in the centre.

NEA currently manages 109 hawker centres and 74 of these have been upgraded under the Hawker Centres Upgrading Programme. - CNA/ir

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