5 privately owned wet markets to remain as they are even if Sheng Siong takes over

Five privately owned wet markets won’t be converted into air-conditioned supermarkets if Sheng Siong takes over.

This is because HDB told MediaCorp, the supermarket chain has expressed taking over the wet markets in their existing state.

The wet markets are located in areas like Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Batok and Serangoon North.

Earlier, stallholders at the Serangoon Wet Market were trying to garner 3,000 signatures, to petition against the conversion into a supermarket.

Over 600 residents in the area have so far signed the petition which started two days ago.

Stallholders said a supermarket cannot replace the relationships between stallholders and residents.

Ronnie Pang, stallholder, Serangoon Wet Market, said: “We’ve been here for so many years and we’ve invested a lot of relationship here. We know the residents here. They’ve been coming here. We know them for so many years. I don’t think its fair to both us and the residents.”

Source : Channel NewsAsia – 9 Oct 2009

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