East Coast food village to undergo $1.5 million revamp
Centre to close for 3 months for $1.5m revamp, first major upgrade in a decade
The famed East Coast Lagoon Food Village is closing for its first major renovation in a decade, less than two months after a fire gutted four stalls in Singapore's only seaside hawker centre.
The $1.5 million overhaul, which will see it shuttered for three months - from Aug 19 to Nov 18 - was already scheduled before the blaze.
It will give the food haven refurbished toilets, a fresh coat of paint, as well as more tables and chairs that will boost seating capacity beyond the current 1,470. New fixtures, such as roofing and timber flooring on walkways, will also be installed.
The hawker centre was last renovated in 2003.