Geylang Serai Market Among 17 Markets & Hawker Centres To Close On 9 Sep For Cleaning

The weekday hustle and bustle of Geylang Serai Market will quiet down for 4 days next week. They’ll be closed for cleaning.

So if you love the market’s famous hawker fare like nasi briyani and nasi padang, looks like you’ll have to find alternate places for your meals.

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The market will close from 9-12 Sep 2019.

Geylang Serai Market closure notice

According to Berita Harian, the 4-day closure notice was also featured on the National Environment Agency (NEA) website.

The notice lists a schedule of cleanup work for food centres and markets throughout Singapore.

NEA says that these cleaning works are carried out to ensure cleanliness of food centres and markets, as these establishments are an important part of Singaporean life.

16 more markets to close on 9 Sep

Other than Geylang Serai Market, 16 other markets and hawker centres will close on 9 Sep. They’re at:

  • Marsiling Mall Hawker Centre
  • Jurong East Ave 1 Block 347
  • Bukit Timah Market
  • Ang Mo Kio Avenue Street 22 Block 226D
  • Ang Mo Kio Avenue Street 22 Block 226H
  • Bedok Food Centre
  • Bedok North Street 3 Block 511
  • Toa Payoh Lorong 1 Block 127
  • Mei Chin Road Block 159
  • Boon Lay Place Blocks 221A/B
  • Ghim Moh Road Block 20
  • Buffalo Road Block 665
  • Marine Terrace Block 50A
  • Kampong Admiralty Hawker Centre
  • Whampoa Drive Block 90
  • Circuit Road Block 79

Cleaning long overdue?

Netizens who presumably frequent the market hope to see the market being thoroughly cleaned, as cleanliness of certain parts leaves much to be desired.

This Facebook user hopes NEA will clean the drains next to the market as “the stench is revolting.”

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Another user echoed the sentiment, saying that the stairs too are “dirty and slippery.”

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Meanwhile, this user is simply grateful for the cleaning. The comment in Malay reads as, “It’s good to clean the market, even a new market will be dirty with no maintenance.”

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Looking forward to a cleaner market

Geylang Serai Market is famous for offering a rich variety of affordable Malay cuisine.

As with every other famous establishment in the nation, maintenance is key to ensure cleanliness and customers’ comfort.

Here’s to a cleaner market after it reopens on 13 Sep.

Featured image adapted from Google Maps.