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Tanglin Halt Food Centre To Close On 31 Jul, Visit Margaret Drive Hawker Centre Instead

Tanglin Halt Food Centre To Close After 60 Years Of Operations

When we think of childhood memories, something that often comes to mind is the places where we enjoyed delicious meals.

Therefore, it’s only natural to feel disappointed when these places close down for various reasons.

On 31 Jul this year, Tanglin Halt Food Centre will shut its doors for good after 60 years.

Source: Alan Lin on Google Maps

Thankfully, people in the area will still have food options as they can visit Margaret Drive Hawker Centre from 1 Aug instead.

Tanglin Halt Food Centre to close on 31 Jul

Recently, the Tanjong Pagar Town Council bid farewell to Tanglin Halt with a TikTok video, which features a montage of the “sights and sounds” of the estate.


What will you miss most about Tanglin Halt?

♬ Aesthetic – Tollan Kim

They replied to a comment explaining that the area was chosen for the Selective En Bloc Redevelopment Scheme (SERS) in 2014.

Source: @tptckakis on TikTok

On 8 Jun, a Facebook user posted a video of Tanglin Halt Food Centre. The clip shows a mostly barren area, save for a few remaining hawker patrons and pigeons.

Source: Kodama Nezumitay on Facebook

Fortunately, diners in the vicinity will still have plenty of food options.

The user also shared a photo of a banner informing the public that they can visit Margaret Drive Hawker Centre from 1 Aug.

Source: Kodama Nezumitay on Facebook

According to The Straits Times (ST), Margaret Drive Hawker Centre will be located at Blocks 1A, 2A, and 3A Commonwealth Drive.

MS News has reached out to Tanjong Pagar Town Council for more information and will update this article when they get back.

Halt your hawker cravings for now

Given the rich history of Tanglin Halt, it is understandable that some can’t bear to see such nostalgic establishments go.

However, living in a modern city like Singapore, it is only normal for areas to be redeveloped after some time.

At least those living or working in the area will still be able to satisfy their hawker cravings when Margaret Drive Hawker Centre finally opens.

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Featured image adapted from Alan Lin on Google Maps and Hardware Zone.

Sarah Kamal

Sarah is a Linguistics buff who starts every day with a cup of Earl Grey rose lavender tea.

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