Geylang Serai Market to be closed for 3 months for renovation, stallholders getting rental waiver

Geylang Serai Market closed for 3 months as upgrading is extensive in scope: NEA

Geylang Serai Market will close for renovation later this year, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has said.

This will be for a duration of three months, as sweeping improvements are being planned.

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During this time, stallholders’ rental will be waived as they cannot operate their stalls.

Geylang Serai Market closed from 29 July to 31 Oct

In response to queries from MS News, an NEA spokesperson said in a statement that Geylang Serai Market will be closed from 29 July to 31 Oct.

It will reopen on 1 Nov.

This is also the date when its stallholders can resume operations, NEA added.

Renovation will be extensive in scope

Hawker centres in Singapore typically undergo cyclical Repairs and Redecoration (R&R) works every six to eight years, NEA said.

For Geylang Serai Market, their R&R works will be carried out in conjunction with the earlier announced Hawker Centres Transformation Programme (HTP).

The HTP aims to “future-proof” infrastructure at the centre and “ensure a pleasant dining environment for patrons”, NEA added.

Source: Google Maps

Thus, this round of upgrading is extensive in scope and will “go beyond” the typical R&R.

The works will include:

  • replacement of tables and seats
  • extensive re-tiling
  • renovation of toilets for greater ease of cleaning and maintenance
  • ventilation enhancements such as additional fans
  • provision of additional handwash basins at the market section

Stallholders get rental waiver while Geylang Serai Market is closed

During the three-month closure of Geylang Serai Market, its stallholders will be unable to continue operating their stalls, NEA said.

As such, they will be granted rental remission for the duration of the closure.

NEA will also offer temporary stalls to them upon request if they wish to continue their business at other hawker centres or markets, though this will be subject to availability.

The agency said that there will be no increase in stall rentals as a result of the improvements.

Also read: Geylang Serai Market & Joo Chiat Complex Renovation Will Start Soon, Expected Completion In 2024

Geylang Serai Market & Joo Chiat Complex Renovation Will Start Soon, Expected Completion In 2024

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