Bringing life into heart of city after dark

Madam Chow Lai Peng who is a resident of Emerald Gardens in Club Street says it is a nice place to live because of the proximity of hawker centres and MRT. Shenton Way (above) yesterday at 12.56am, and Satay Club (left) in Boon Tat Street at 12.17am.
Shenton Way (above) yesterday at 12.56am, and Satay Club in Boon Tat Street at 12.17am. Over the years, the authorities have tried to work with the private sector to make the financial district more vibrant by encouraging mixed-use developments. Success has been varied.ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI, DESMOND WEE
Madam Chow Lai Peng who is a resident of Emerald Gardens in Club Street says it is a nice place to live because of the proximity of hawker centres and MRT. Shenton Way (above) yesterday at 12.56am, and Satay Club (left) in Boon Tat Street at 12.17am.
Shenton Way yesterday at 12.56am, and Satay Club (above) in Boon Tat Street at 12.17am. Over the years, the authorities have tried to work with the private sector to make the financial district more vibrant by encouraging mixed-use developments. Success has been varied.ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI, DESMOND WEE
Madam Chow Lai Peng who is a resident of Emerald Gardens in Club Street says it is a nice place to live because of the proximity of hawker centres and MRT. Shenton Way (above) yesterday at 12.56am, and Satay Club (left) in Boon Tat Street at 12.17am.
Madam Chow Lai Peng who is a resident of Emerald Gardens in Club Street says it is a nice place to live because of the proximity of hawker centres and MRT. ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI, DESMOND WEE

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It is hard to take a casual stroll around the Central Business District (CBD) during peak hours.

The trains are packed, restaurants and hawker centres are full, and one has to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the tens of thousands of people trying to cross the street to their next meeting under the blazing sun.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 31, 2019, with the headline 'Bringing life into heart of city after dark'. Print Edition | Subscribe