The New Geylang Serai Market
With Hari Raya Puasa just around the corner, the re-opening of the Geylang Serai Market could not have come at a better time. Closed in 2006 for upgrading works under the National Environment Agency’s (NEA) Hawker Centres Upgrading Programme, the iconic landmark in the Malay community has once again opened its doors to the public, sporting a brand new look which subtly blends rustic Malay charm with the comforts of modern day dining.
Old world charm in a modern society
Despite its $18.2 million makeover, Geylang Serai Market still retains much of its Malay heritage, evident in the building’s overall design and layout. Great care was taken when remodeling the Geylang Serai Market to simulate the rustic quality of the old Malay kampong houses and infuse the well-loved kampong spirit” of yesteryear.
The upgraded two-storey market integrates key design elements reminiscent of traditional Malay homes such as sloping roofs
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