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  • Protector of Singapore’s built heritage

    Kelvin Ang

    Kelvin Ang believes that heritage buildings must be places where people spend time, creating happy memories of their own.

  • Tekka Market

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    When Tekka Market was built in 1915, it was first called the Kandang Kerbau Market, taking the name of the district which was associated with the cattle and meat trade. The south Indians called the market “Mattu Kampong Pasar” in Tamil, a literal translation from the Malay name.

  • Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    The present Geylang Serai Market & Food Centre espouses the heritage of a number of markets in the Geylang Serai area that goes back to the pre-World War II days. There was a make shift hawker shelter at the entrance of Kampong Geylang Serai, opposite Joo Chiat Road, which the municipality erected some time before 1930.

  • Newton Circus Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    Newton Food Centre was opened in 1971 as Singapore’s first hawker centre built without a wet market. It was part of the government’s 1970 initiative to build dedicated food centres along major thoroughfares and traffic intersections.

  • People's Park Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    The People’s Park Food Centre had its beginnings as a humble “food shelter” set up in by the municipality in 1923 to provide cover for street hawkers in the area. The first shelter had proven to be so popular amongst the hawkers that within months after its opening, more were added and the municipality “turned” it into a market.

  • Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    The Kreta Ayer Complex was built in 1981 as a part of the urban renewal of the Chinatown. It was renamed Chinatown Complex in 1984. Hence, when the market and food centre within the complex was completed in that year, it was named Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre.

  • Maxwell Road Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    Maxwell Road Food Centre started as wet market in 1929 dealing mainly with fresh produce. Although it was planned for more than a decade earlier, works on the market started only in 1927.

  • Blk 51 Old Airport Road

    Blk 51 Old Airport Road

    Old Airport Road Food Centre was built in 1972 to resettle street hawkers found all around Kallang Estate. This estate was created following the closure of Kallang Airport in 1955.

  • Changi Village Hawker Centre

    Changi Village Road

    The Changi Village Hawker Centre was built in 1975 as part of the government’s initiative to create a leisure and recreation district at the far flung eastern end of the island.

  • Tiong Bahru Market & Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    The popular Tiong Bahru Market opened in 1951 as Seng Poh Road Market. It was then just “a simple wooden structure with zinc pitched roof”.

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