What makes night markets hold a special place in Singaporeans' hearts is the sense of nostalgia, and this could be the focus to revive the pasar malam culture ("Pasar malam theme park to save night markets?"; Wednesday).
Uncle Ringo rides, traditional games and the sale of old favourites, such as tu tu kueh and Ramly burgers, will be crowd-pullers.
Having small tables and chairs at the side would also bring back a sense of dining of yesteryear.
Cultural performances can also be included.
Commercialising night markets may be able to attract tourists in the short term, but drawing the local crowd is a more sustainable solution.
Jacelyn Chia Yee Fang (Ms)