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Geylang Serai market to be linked to MRT station

Connection will improve flow of people and liven up area: Minister

Published on May 5, 2014 7:49 AM
 
The Geylang Serai Market. A new overhead bridge will link the popular Geylang Serai market to a new civic centre and mall, Wisma Geylang Serai, Marine Parade GRC MP Tan Chuan-Jin said on Sunday. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LAU FOOK KONG

A new overhead bridge will link the popular Geylang Serai market to a new civic centre and mall, Wisma Geylang Serai, which would in turn be linked to the Paya Lebar MRT station hub.

The connection will improve "the flow of people from one end of the Paya Lebar area to Geylang Serai and back... which will liven up the area", Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, MP for the area, said on Sunday.

The link could be in the form of covered walkways or even an underpass. While details have not been firmed up, the physical links will certainly be there, he said.

Mr Tan, who is Manpower Minister and the anchor minister for Marine Parade GRC, disclosed the plans to improve pedestrian traffic after a visit to the market yesterday.

 
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BOOST FOR BUSINESS

It will improve business. People can come directly to the market to eat after shopping.

- Mr Oli Abdul Latiff, chairman of the Pasar Geylang Serai Merchants' Association

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