SINGAPORE: Three hawker centres will be closed for upgrading works from 1 March, under the National Environment Agency’s (NEA’s) Hawker Centres Upgrading Programme.
They are at Block 6, Tanjong Pagar Plaza; Block 44, Holland Drive; and Block 112, Jalan Bukit Merah.
The upgrading works for the centre at Tanjong Pagar Plaza will take one year.
That of Holland Drive will take 10 months, while the works for the centre at Jalan Bukit Merah will last nine months.
Eight market stallholders of the centre at Tanjong Pagar Plaza have decided to come together to set up a small temporary market nearby to serve their regular patrons in the mornings.
The NEA will help them set up this market.
The stallholders of the other two centres have chosen not to build any temporary markets during the upgrading.
After the centres have been upgraded, they will have more chairs and tables, while all cooked food stalls will be equipped with new mechanical exhaust systems to improve ventilation.
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