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  • 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”.

  • Chomp Chomp Food Centre

    Changi Village Road

    Created at the heart of Serangoon Gardens Estate in 1972, Chomp Chomp Food Centre is a part of the district’s suburbia charm. The estate was established in the 1950s by a private developer who built over a former rubber plantation and Chinese kampong.

  • Adam Road Food Centre

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    The Adam Road Hawker Centre, opened in 1974, was the second in the series of dedicated food centres created in the 1970s. As part of the government’s wider effort to remove hawkers from the streets, it was built independent of a wet market.

  • East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    East Coast Lagoon Food Village

    The East Coast Lagoon Food Village was built over land which was reclaimed from the sea. The reclamation that created the East Coast Lagoon was started in the 1960s. It was not until 1971 that the construction of the first housing blocks in the area began, and with this, the development of the beach front also commenced.

  • The spice queen

    Devagi Sanmugam

    Devagi Sanmugam has produced 22 cookbooks that help to keep alive traditional Asian recipes. She shares with us what drives her.

  • Frozen in Time: Time Capsules in Singapore

    kodak

    NHB’s Frozen in Time: Time Capsules in Singapore travelling exhibition provides an overview of the history of time capsules in Singapore and offer interesting facts about some of these time capsules and their contents.

  • 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.

  • A fan of local coffee shops

    Lai Ah Eng

    Find out why Lai Ah Eng loves our kopitiam heritage.

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