Lau Pa Sat closes for $4m facelift, reopens in November
The iconic Lau Pa Sat closes from Sunday for a $4 million facelift.
When it reopens in November, it will feature more alfresco dining options, a Japanese bakery and better ventilation.
The facelift is meant to help the ageing food centre keep up with its increasingly modern neighbours, said Mr Alden Tan, managing director of Kopitiam, which owns the building.
A popular lunch spot for office workers, Lau Pa Sat - which means old market in Hokkien - was completed in 1894 at its present Raffles Quay site and is a gazetted national monument. This is its first major renovation in the 17 years since Kopitiam took over.