Makeover for Chinatown Street Market
Stalls sporting plastic awnings to be replaced with fire-safe box-like units
The distinctive look and feel of the Chinatown Street Market will soon be getting a makeover.
About 70 shopfront street stalls - which are now marked by colourful plastic awnings - will operate out of box-like units equipped with their own shutters and fire safety system by 2015.
A mock-up of the shelter, about the size of two toilet cubicles, was erected two months ago outside the Singapore Coins and Notes Museum on Pagoda Street.
The new shelters will replace existing ones - made up of plastic canvas draped over zinc roofs - which are a potential fire hazard.