Demolition of Jurong West market begins

Demolition work was under way yesterday at Block 493, Jurong West Street 41 - housing a wet market and a coffee shop - that was badly damaged in a fire last week. The Housing Board said on Wednesday that the process will take about three weeks to com
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Demolition work was under way yesterday at Block 493, Jurong West Street 41 - housing a wet market and a coffee shop - that was badly damaged in a fire last week. The Housing Board said on Wednesday that the process will take about three weeks to complete. Long-arm crushers and excavators will be used. Workers were seen misting the place to prevent mosquito breeding. Jurong GRC MP Ang Wei Neng said a temporary market will be built before Chinese New Year to help the affected stallholders.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 21, 2016, with the headline 'Demolition of Jurong West market begins'. Print Edition | Subscribe