Sunday, November 19, 2006

The New Tiong Bahru Market

Tiong Bahru Market
Seng Poh Road

This 50-year-old stalwart is home to some of the best (and cheapest) hawker food.You'll hear locals wax lyrical about the offerings here, as they travel from every corner of the island to indulge in Tiong Bahru's fine fare. Before its renovation, takeaways were the best way to enjoy Tiong Bahru's food without having to endure its torturous cramped and stuffy quarters.

After a SGD 16.8 mil face-lift, the new and improved Tiong Bahru market opened earlier this year and is almost unrecognisable compared to its old incarnation - a cramped and poorly ventilated one-storey premise. All 83 hawker stalls reside on the second storey of the three-storey centre (the first storey houses the wet market and retail stalls) and there are 1,440 seats, almost three times as many. And while finding a nearby parking spot used to be a nightmare, a roof-top car park now offers 120 lots on location. Old-timers can take comfort in the fact that not everything has changed; all the Tiong Bahru favourites, including chwee kuay, pig's organ soup, pau, fried kway teow and roasted meats, are still keeping the masses happy.

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