Hawker centres at Tanjong Pagar Plaza and Holland Village reopen on Jan 1

Hawker centres at Tanjong Pagar Plaza and Holland Village reopen on Jan 1

SINGAPORE - The newly refurbished markets and food centres located at Block 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza and Block 44 Holland Drive will be open for business on Jan 1, 2014, after 10 months of renovation works.

Other than a more spacious area, patrons can enjoy more pleasant and hygienic dining facilities at the upgraded centres.

The seating capacity at the refreshment areas at Tanjong Pagar Plaza has been increased to 641 seats and to 661 seats at Holland Village. The passageways have been widened to facilitate movement of goods and human traffic. All cooked food stalls have been equipped with new mechanical exhaust systems to improve ventilation within both centres.

Improved fire safety features and increased toilet facilities such as diaper-changing counters have also been installed in the centres.

Skylights have been added to supplement the existing lighting with natural light during the daytime to conserve electricity. Monitor sensors have also been installed in the toilets to decrease electrical usage.

To support the tray-return initiative in the future, space has also been set aside for that at both centres.

The renovations were under the National Environment Agency's (NEA) Hawker Centres Upgrading Programme (HUP). Business will resume progressively as the stalls complete their renovation works.

Mr Hui Beng Hong, chairman of the HUP Working Committee of Block 6 Tanjong Pagar Plaza said the completion of the renovation works marks an important milestone in the renewal of the Plaza.

Chairman of HUP Working Committee of Block 44 Holland Drive, Mr Vincent Teo, added that the colour scheme of bright tones and colours has also added vibrancy to the centre.

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