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Busy first day for Lau Pa Sat after $4 million revamp

Some food stalls see queues of more than 20 people at lunchtime

Published on Jul 1, 2014 6:31 AM

Crowds flocked to Lau Pa Sat yesterday on its first day open, after being closed for nine months for a $4 million revamp meant to last just two months.

People started queueing at some stalls in the iconic 120-year-old market-turned- food centre at Raffles Place from as early as 11.30am.

One hour later, the lines at some stalls had grown beyond 20 people each and waiting times for food were up to 30 minutes.

Kopitiam, which manages Lau Pa Sat, estimated that about 20,000 people visited the food centre yesterday.

The lunch crowd at Lau Pa Sat yesterday at about 12.30pm. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
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