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The Future of Our Traditional Wet Market? Part Two: A visit to the Tiong Bahru Market

The Future of Our Traditional Wet Market? Part Two: A visit to the Tiong Bahru Market

In continuation to the previous article written on Tiong Bahru Market, this article will focus on the future of wet markets in continuation to the series under the future of our traditional wet market. It was really a pleasurable experience to be able to conduct an interview with the chairman of the Tiong Bahru Wet...
The Future of Our Traditional Wet Market? Part One: A visit to the Chinatown Complex Market

The Future of Our Traditional Wet Market? Part One: A visit to the Chinatown Complex Market

Vendors greeted me cheerfully with smiles on their face, ever willing to introduce you to their freshest products. That is the kind of atmosphere in the wet market community that is so heartwarming, and something that we should preserve and let it flourish, especially in today’s society where people are too busy to even stop...
A Trip to the Older Traditional Wet Market

A Trip to the Older Traditional Wet Market

 Image 1: No separating walls between stalls. Do you recall how the older traditional wet markets looks like? What one thought could be the most original typology might not have been so, that’s my thoughts and sentiments after I take a closer look at the Marine Parade Central wet market. What are the differences and...
Disappearance of the traditional wet markets, not only loss of a social gathering place, but also an important fresh food supply place.

Disappearance of the traditional wet markets, not only loss of a social gathering place, but also an important fresh food supply place.

  In continuation to previous article on disappearance of traditional wet markets and the challenges it faced, more thoughts will be shared in this article. Disappearances of traditional wet markets not only mean loss of an important social gathering point, a community shared space where interactions could be initiated easily and effortlessly. Closing of wet...
Connecting with Our Community

Connecting with Our Community

The HDB Community Building Seminar has spark off many participants’ passion to serve and connect with the community and at the same time left many provoking thoughts as the seminar came to an end. The entire seminar focused on using the concept of ABCD (Asset Based Community Development) to build strong relationships in a community....
Tiong Bahru Wet Market, A Successful Case.

Tiong Bahru Wet Market, A Successful Case.

Tiong Bahru Wet Market, used to be a single-storey market called Seng Poh Market. In 2004 to 2006, the market underwent extensive upgrading works at the cost of S$16.8 million. Despite its modern design and the addition of better facilities, the re-opened market blended well with its surroundings comprising mainly of two to five storey...
Relevance of Traditional Wet Markets, as a Communal Space that Promotes Community Bonding, in Singapore’s Public Housing Estates.

Relevance of Traditional Wet Markets, as a Communal Space that Promotes Community Bonding, in Singapore’s Public Housing Estates.

Introduction In recent years, there has been much hype over keeping the traditional wet markets by bringing in more activities and function to make it a less time dictated communal space. Rapid process of urban redevelopment is transforming the way people are interacting with the spaces around them, particular in the up and coming high-density...

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