On March 15, 2021, Admiralty Wet Market will cease operations at its temporary site at 1 Woodlands Drive 63.
A notice outside the market stated that it will return to its original site at 678A Woodlands Avenue 6 "by mid-March".
The original site was temporarily closed for renovation.
Reopening between March 16 and 17
Meanwhile, a notice placed on the original site said that the market is scheduled to reopen there between March 16 and 17.
The market will be operating outside Admiralty MRT Station, beside Admiralty Place.
Renovated site is allegedly smaller
A Facebook post by one Katherine Tan claimed that the space allocated to the market at the renovated site is smaller than its current size.
Here's how the market currently looks like at its temporary site:
Some stall holders no longer operating their stalls
Tan also claimed that some stall holders will no longer be operating their stalls, because of limited space and high rental costs of the renovated site.
Tan urged the relevant authorities to review the current situation and assist the stallholders who may be affected by the relocation.
You can read her full post here.
HDB: New stalls come in a range of sizes
Responding to queries from Mothership, HDB said:
"Admiralty Place Neighbourhood Centre (Blk 678A Woodlands Ave 6) is currently undergoing upgrading.
When completed, the rejuvenated neighbourhood centre will offer residents a wide variety of facilities to meet their needs, and seamless access to the hawker centre at Kampung Admiralty.
A newly renovated market is amongst the facilities at Admiralty Place.
During the upgrading works, some of the stallholders at the original wet market located within Admiralty Place opted to relocate to a temporary site nearby set up by the market operator.
The market at the temporary site ceased operations on 15 March 2021, and is slated to begin operations at the newly renovated premises at Admiralty Place Neighbourhood Centre later this week.
The newly renovated market now features improved lightings, ventilation and a more efficient layout to enhance the marketing experience for patrons.
The new stalls come in a range of sizes, which are comparable to those at the current temporary market, and they are designed in accordance with prevailing code of practice guidelines for market stalls."
Top images by Nigel Chua.