Holland Village Market & Food Centre Will Undergo 6-Months Renovation
Singaporeans who frequent Holland Village will be familiar with the market-cum-food centre that sits in the middle of the bustling district.
In a year’s time, the Holland Village Market and Food Centre will be closed for a 6-month renovation project that will see improved facilities and more hawker stalls, reports The Straits Times.
The works will reportedly cost a whopping $1.26 million.
Renovation works to extend market’s “economic lifespan”
According to National Environment Agency (NEA), the move – slated to happen in the 4th quarter next year – will hopefully improve the condition of the market and extend its “economic lifespan”.
This will be the second time that the popular market has undergone renovation. It was last renovated back in 2005.
Stall owners will reportedly be exempted from paying rent and service fees throughout the duration of the renovation.
The food centre is home to a host of popular hawker stalls. You can click here to check out a selection of stalls our food-loving colleagues have recommended.
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Netizens miss the OG Holland Village windmill
News of the renovation received mixed reactions from netizens.
Some bemoaned the drastic change that Holland Village has seen in recent times and hope that the iconic windmill will once again be reinstalled.
For those who may not be familiar with the area, here’s a picture of the iconic windmill that added to the European vibes around the area. It has since been demolished to make way for a new shopping centre.
Others took the opportunity to call for expansion works to be done to the adjacent carpark.
One netizen who live around the area hailed the market as their “heartland Lau Pat Sat“.
Never too early to visit the market for your favourite hawker fares
Let’s hope visitors will be able to better enjoy their dining experience at the market after the renovation works are completed.
Though there’s still a year to go till the works start, it’s never too early to visit the market for some of your favourite hawker food.
While some of us may not be fans of the changes made to Holland Village district, we hope that the new additions will inject life and vibrancy to the area, enhancing its appeal to both old and new crowds.
Featured image adapted from Google Maps.