Singapore's National Environment Agency said the Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre in Singapore has reopened on Saturday after a span of three-month renovation. However, a number of hawker stalls remain shuttered for clean-up work.
The agency said the popular food centre was closed on Feb 20 to undergo repairs, redecoration and renovation works. The hawker centre has been given a fresh coat of paint along with new fixtures such as energy-efficient LED lights, large fans and retractable sunshades. Moveable seats were also added to the tables to accommodate wheelchair users.
The market that was originally called Seng Poh Road Market was opened in January 1951 at 30 Seng Poh Road. In 2004, it was shut for two years for a complete rebuild at a cost of S$16.8 million. The market was reopened in 2006 as a two-storey building and was renamed the Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre.