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WiFi and healthier choices when new Bedok hawker centre opens in October

Published on Jul 5, 2014 12:35 PM
Artist's impressions of the new hawker centre and multi-storey carpark at Bedok Town Centre, due for completion in October 2014. -- PHOTO: HOUSING AND DEVELOPMENT BOARD

SINGAPORE - When the new hawker centre in Bedok is completed in October, it will not only larger and better ventilated, but also offer free wireless Internet and healthier food options.

Located at Blk 208B New Upper Changi Road, near Bedok MRT station, the new hawker centre will feature the Wireless@SG service, as well as fully wired up such that stalls can choose to offer payment by the contactless Nets FlashPay card.

Over the next few months, the Health Promotion Board will work with hawkers at the 70 stalls to see how their traditional recipes can be tweaked to be healthier, for instance using different oils and whole grains. These healthier versions can then be offered alongside the original dishes.

Five large high-volume, low-speed fans will cool diners without messing up their hair, while also saving energy. Dust and odours will be removed by a centralised electrostatic exhaust air cleaner system. Diners can also do their part by using the five tray return stations, complete with wash basins so they can wash their hands afterwards.

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