Two markets and hawker centres will enjoy a new lease of life under the National Environment Agency’s Hawker Centres Upgrading Programme (HUP).
Located at Block 160 and Block 162 of Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4, and Block 17 of Upper Boon Keng Road, the centres are closed from 1 April until the end of the year for upgrading works.
The existing layout at the Ang Mo Kio Avenue 4 market and food centre will be reconfigured.
There will be more ramps and space for handicapped and elderly persons. The total seating capacity will also be increased.
Upgrading works will also see the cooked food stalls equipped with new mechanical exhaust systems.
The hawker centre at Upper Boon Keng Road will enjoy a new design theme of vibrant colours and textures.
There will also be a feature which allows more natural lighting, enhancing the vibrant interior of the centre.
Alfresco dining areas will be introduced to provide patrons with more seats and will serve as an alternative dining venue within the centre.
Patrons of both centres can look forward to an improved environment when the upgraded centres re-open for business in the first quarter of 2009.
Most stallholders from both hawker centres have chosen to take a break during the upgrading period. Those who have chosen to continue business will be at alternative stalls at other hawker centres. – CNA/so
Source : Channel NewsAsia – 1 Apr 2008