Tiong Bahru market reopening on May 20, 2017, after 3-month renovation

Hawkers were given only three days to prepare their stall from Wednesday to Saturday.

By Belmont Lay | May 19, 2017

The Tiong Bahru Market and Food Centre will be reopening on May 20, 2017, after a three-month renovation.

There will be 259 market stalls and 83 hawker stalls in the two-storey centre.

The newly-renovated hawker centre will feature tables designated for the elderly. People with disabilities will have movable seats to make way for wheelchairs.

Seven high-volume, low-speed fans, six LCD screens, energy-efficient lights, and retractable sun shades have been installed on the second floor.

Solar panels will also be installed on the rooftop at the end of the year to offset electricity usage.

However, hawkers The Straits Times spoke to said they might not make the opening day on Saturday as they were given only three days to prepare their stalls from Wednesday.

Dust from the renovation have not been cleaned up fully, while hawker stalls were still expecting the delivery of gas supply and equipment, among other amenities that have not been put in place to start their business.

 

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