Stall rentals going up and up at Geylang Serai bazaar

Operators for the major sections of the Ramadan bazaar are chosen via two tenders called by a working committee under the Geylang Serai CCC. This year, one player, BXW, won both tenders with bids worth a combined $2.25 million.
Operators for the major sections of the Ramadan bazaar are chosen via two tenders called by a working committee under the Geylang Serai CCC. This year, one player, BXW, won both tenders with bids worth a combined $2.25 million.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

Geylang Serai stallholders blame it on high tender bids by operators to run annual event

The rising cost of stall rentals at the Geylang Serai bazaar - held annually in conjunction with the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan - has been an issue for several years now.

The cost of renting a 2.7m by 2.7m stall now stands at $20,000, up from $10,000 four years ago.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 03, 2018, with the headline 'Stall rentals going up and up at bazaar'. Print Edition | Subscribe