2 Bedok hawker centres to be upgraded

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2 Bedok hawker centres to be upgraded

Postby carebear » Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:36 pm

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/ ... 36/1/.html
SINGAPORE: Two hawker centres will be closed for upgrading works from mid-February 2012 under the National Environment Agency's (NEA) Hawker Centres Upgrading Programme (HUP).

The affected hawker centres are at Block 16 Bedok South Road and Block 85 Bedok North Street 4.

Blk 16 Bedok South Road Market & Food Centre will be closed for upgrading works from February 13, 2012 and is expected to reopen in mid-December 2012.

Blk 85 Bedok North Street 4 Market & Food Centre, more commonly known as "85 Fengshan Centre", will be closed on February 16 and is scheduled to resume business in early 2013.

The HUP sets out to upgrade these two centres, built in 1975 and 1977 respectively, so that patrons can look forward to a more conducive and hygienic environment to fulfil their marketing and dining needs when the centres reopen for business.

The upgraded centres will feature wider passageways and improved ventilation as the cooked food stalls will be fitted with mechanical exhaust systems to improve air flow, reducing the amount of hot air circulating within the centres.

Public toilet facilities will also be upgraded.

The seating capacity at each centre will be increased.

The number of seats at Blk 16 Bedok South Road will be increased from 1,027 to 1,096, while the number of seats at Blk 85 Bedok North Street 4 will increase from 894 to 1,196.

Other key aspects of the upgrading at the two centres include the replacement of floor and wall tiles, improvement of the electrical, plumbing and sanitary systems, as well as the provision of roller shutters for the cooked food and lock-up stalls in both centres.

The NEA currently manages 107 hawker centres.

To date, 95 hawker centres have been upgraded under HUP.

Some of the hawker centres currently undergoing upgrading include Blk 4A Jalan Batu and Blk 4A Eunos Crescent.

- CNA/wk


Going to miss the food there for a while....especially the Chan BBQ stingray.

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Re: 2 Bedok hawker centres to be upgraded

Postby schweppes » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:15 pm

Oh no.... :yikes: how am going to have my peh tan chok (egg century porridge) fix now that the Fengshan market is going to be closed?!? :sad: :gloomy:

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Re: 2 Bedok hawker centres to be upgraded

Postby schweppes » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:17 pm

Still, good to know that the Fengshan market will be upgraded. It's desperately due for a makeover. Sometimes can see rats scurrying around in the late evenings :sick: :yikes:

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Re: 2 Bedok hawker centres to be upgraded

Postby carebear » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:29 pm

Yup, its high time the pests be rid off.
However why must the 2 hawker centres be upgraded at the same time.
It really narrows the food option for Bedok residents.

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Re: 2 Bedok hawker centres to be upgraded

Postby schweppes » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:33 pm

How about the Bedok Food Centre (opp Eastwood Centre)? But that is a little out of the way for most Bedok residents.

Can also try some of the food stalls along Simpang Bedok. Once in a while, we like eating at Spize Cafe.

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Re: 2 Bedok hawker centres to be upgraded

Postby tankee » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:02 am

did they build any transit market for the affected stalls?

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Re: 2 Bedok hawker centres to be upgraded

Postby schweppes » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:44 pm

tankee wrote:did they build any transit market for the affected stalls?


Yes, they did. There is a temporary area where they housed the hawker stalls. It's just next to the old location.

The old favorites are still there. In fact, we like the temp area better. Cleaner, brighter, spacious, airier, cleaner, cleaner, cleaner :wink:

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Re: 2 Bedok hawker centres to be upgraded

Postby tankee » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:44 am

schweppes wrote:
tankee wrote:did they build any transit market for the affected stalls?


Yes, they did. There is a temporary area where they housed the hawker stalls. It's just next to the old location.

The old favorites are still there. In fact, we like the temp area better. Cleaner, brighter, spacious, airier, cleaner, cleaner, cleaner :wink:


thanks, I will go look see look see :)

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