Less than a year before lease runs out for Bugis Village tenants

Tenants of the shophouses include retail outlets and eateries like the Cat Cafe (right). Bugis Village comprises a cluster of 34 three-storey shophouses built before World War II. They do not have conservation status and are designated for commercial
Bugis Village comprises a cluster of 34 three-storey shophouses built before World War II. They do not have conservation status and are designated for commercial use.ST PHOTO: NG SOR LUAN
Tenants of the shophouses include retail outlets and eateries like the Cat Cafe (right). Bugis Village comprises a cluster of 34 three-storey shophouses built before World War II. They do not have conservation status and are designated for commercial
Tenants of the shophouses include retail outlets and eateries like the Cat Cafe. ST PHOTOS: NG SOR LUAN, SYAMIL SAPARI
Tenants of the shophouses include retail outlets and eateries like the Cat Cafe (right). Bugis Village comprises a cluster of 34 three-storey shophouses built before World War II. They do not have conservation status and are designated for commercial
Tenants of the shophouses include retail outlets and eateries like the Cat Cafe (above). ST PHOTOS: NG SOR LUAN, SYAMIL SAPARI

A cluster of 34 pre-war shophouses, Bugis Village, has entered the final year of a 30-year lease, leaving tenants and patrons uncertain about the future of the area, which surrounds the popular Bugis Street market.

The shophouses are all managed by CapitaLand Commercial Trust (CCT), which has confirmed to The Straits Times that the authorities are due to take back Bugis Village when the lease expires on March 31 next year.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 28, 2018, with the headline 'Less than a year before lease runs out for Bugis Village tenants'. Print Edition | Subscribe