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Chinatown Food Street reopens after two-month delay

Artist's impression of the revamped Chinatown Food Street located on Smith Street. -- PHOTO: SELECT GROUP
Artist's impression of the revamped Chinatown Food Street located on Smith Street. -- PHOTO: SELECT GROUP
Artist's impression of the revamped Chinatown Food Street located on Smith Street. -- PHOTO: SELECT GROUP
Artist's impression of the revamped Chinatown Food Street located on Smith Street. -- PHOTO: SELECT GROUP
Mr Lau Jock Keah stands in front of his stall, Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters at the revamped Chinatown Food Street at Smith Street on Feb 6, 2014. The Chinatown Food Street is finally back in business and reopened on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014, afte
Mr Lau Jock Keah stands in front of his stall, Katong Keah Kee Fried Oysters at the revamped Chinatown Food Street at Smith Street on Feb 6, 2014. The Chinatown Food Street is finally back in business and reopened on Saturday, Feb 22, 2014, after several delays caused its opening to be pushed back. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

The Chinatown Food Street is finally back in business and reopened on Saturday after several delays caused its opening to be pushed back.

Construction issues and congestion from shoppers eager to complete their festive buying contributed to the two-month delay.

The 100-metre street, located at Smith Street, has undergone a $5 million facelift. This includes adding a high-ceiling glass shelter and a built-in cooling system.

There are 24 street hawker shops, six shophouse restaurants and several street kiosks on the food street which will open from 11am to 11pm daily.

The street's operator, Select Group, said it expects to attract some 6,000 to 8,000 visitors daily.

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