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Geylang's Malay character will be preserved amid its modernisation: PM Lee

Published on Apr 25, 2014 8:26 PM
Organising chairman of Pasar Geylang Serai Merchants' Association Rahmat Sawie presenting PM Lee Hsien Loong with the commemorative book during Pasar Geylang Serai's 50th Anniversary Celebrations on April 25, 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

Even as Geylang is upgraded and modernised, its Malay character will be preserved, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Geylang Serai Market.

This will be done by redeveloping existing buildings in the area, such as the Wisma Geylang Serai.

A tender will be called later this year, and the workgroup helmed by Minister of State for National Development Maliki Osman has been busy with the project, said Mr Lee.

At the same time, little touches, such as Malay motifs, will be added to lamp posts and street signs in the area, which has served as a the social centre of Singapore's Malay community.

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