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Upgraded Tanjong Pagar Plaza market and food centre officially re-opened

Published on Mar 1, 2014 1:22 PM
 
The Tanjong Pagar Plaza market and food centre re-opened officially on Saturday morning, March 1, 2014, with a bang, as a lion dance troupe leapt up on poles and a children's unicycling team performed. -- PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO

The Tanjong Pagar Plaza market and food centre re-opened officially on Saturday morning with a bang, as a lion dance troupe leapt up on poles and a children's unicycling team performed.

It was opened by grassroots adviser and Tanjong Pagar GRC MP Indranee Rajah, who welcomed residents back and walked around both levels of the market and food centre.

The 37-year-old centre was renovated over 10 months under the National Environment Agency's Hawker Centres Upgrading Programme (HUP), and was open for business on January 1. Patrons got more seating, upgraded toilet facilities, improved ventilation, and a lift for the elderly and disabled.

Mr Hui Beng Hong, 63, the chairman of the Tanjong Pagar Plaza residents' committee, said care had to be taken during construction not to punch through to the MRT line that runs beneath the centre. Tanjong Pagar's market and food centre was upgraded at a cost of $4.85 million.

 
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