New push to boost business at wet market in Jurong

Massage services, shuttle bus service extension among efforts to revitalise two-year-old centre

The sign on the facade of Jurong West Hawker Centre will be changed to read Jurong West Hawker Centre and Market to increase awareness of the existence of the wet market, and new signage will also help to direct visitors to the market. ST PHOTO: ZHAN
The sign on the facade of Jurong West Hawker Centre will be changed to read Jurong West Hawker Centre and Market to increase awareness of the existence of the wet market, and new signage will also help to direct visitors to the market. ST PHOTO: ZHANG XUAN

A sign change, weekend massage services and an extension of a shuttle bus service are among efforts by the management of Jurong West Hawker Centre to increase footfall and improve the business of its stallholders.

Five months after The Straits Times reported that business was drying up for wet market stallholders at the two-year-old centre, tenants say things have not improved much, with just half of the 48 wet market and hawker stalls occupied.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2019, with the headline 'New push to boost business at wet market in Jurong'. Print Edition | Subscribe