I wasn't there when it happened.
Anyway, this signage made it crystal clear why there were so much "touch-up" painting activities going on for the last whole week.
And I thought it was some routine maintenance.
So if you want to experience how Tiong Bahru Market was like when it 1st opened about a year and a half ago, today would be a good day.
And when you visit the market, please take care of the place as we do not want to depend on such VIP visits to look fresh and clean.
Mr Samak Sundaravej's trip to Singapore was not just about official business. The Thai leader had requested a taste of Singapore's food culture, and got that when he toured the Tiong Bahru market. And he proved to be quite a food-lover too! Mr Samak said, "My favourite (dish) is fried rice, we call it 'fried rice, governor style'. But now I am not the governor anymore, I call it 'fried rice, ex-governor style!'"
excerpt from ChannelNewsAsia, 19th March 2008