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Chinatown Food Street expected to open by the end of the month

Published on Feb 6, 2014 12:57 PM
 
The view of the uncompleted walkway covering Chinatown Food Street on Jan 27, 2014. Chinatown Food Street, known for its roadside hawker food, is likely to open by the end of this month. -- ST FILE PHOTO: MARK CHEONG 

Chinatown Food Street, known for its roadside hawker food, is likely to open by the end of this month.

The revamped food street will feature 24 hawker stalls, featuring popular food outlets in Singapore. The 100m stretch along Smith Street will include the Geylang Lorong 9 Fresh Frog Leg Porridge, Old Airport Road Satay Bee Hoon and Steam Boat, and Odeon Beef Noodles.

The food street's operator Select Group has also retained two stalls from the previous food street before it closed last May. Renovation works were supposed to have ended at the end of last year but the $5 million project was plagued with delays due to a more complex network of underground cables and pipes, said Select Group's executive director Jack Tan.

The additional works and change in design have also pushed renovation costs up by $1 million. The operator has applied for a temporary occupation permit, which will be awarded by the Building and Construction Authority, pending an inspection on Thursday.