25 Aug '13, 4pm

Every day is a challenge: get to XXX, eat YYY, photograph this, document that. Next up, Ghim Moh market.

Every day is a challenge: get to XXX, eat YYY, photograph this, document that. Next up, Ghim Moh market.

More that just good food has been creating a buzz at the popular Ghim Moh Market & Food Centre. Residents and stallholders are wondering what will happen next year, when the place undergoes a revamp. Some popular stalls selling local delights from chicken rice and nasi lemak to chye tow kway and putu mayam at Block 20 Ghim Moh Road might move out when the centre closes in June next year for renovations that may last up to 18 months. That is because June is when the 20-year lease expires for the market and food stalls. These were sold under the Stall Ownership Scheme in 1994. "Improvement works" by the National Environment Agency are scheduled to coincide with the expiry of the lease. After the revamp, stall ownership reverts to the Government and stall holders will have to pay rent. So why are some hawkers moving out? Only those who own the stalls there will have the optio...

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