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Chinatown Food Street reopening date delayed again

The operator of the revamped Chinatown Food Street is unsure when the food street can be open for business as it still needs to apply for a Temporary Occupation Permit.

SINGAPORE: The reopening of Chinatown Food Street has been delayed again from its original mid-January date.

The pillars supporting the glass-covered walkway are up and the outdoor stalls are ready.

The revamped Chinatown Food Street is just days away from completion and its operator Select Group estimates all finishing touches should be added by January 29.

However, the operator is still uncertain when the revamped food street can be open for business as it still needs to apply for a Temporary Occupation Permit from the Building & Construction Authority.

The operator believes that it will take a week or two to get the go ahead.

The group said construction of the revamped Chinatown Food Street was in part delayed by the growing crowd shopping for Lunar New Year goods.

This meant loading and unloading of equipment and building materials was restricted as some streets were closed to vehicles.

The new Chinatown Food Street is expected to feature 21 outdoor food stalls.

There are two rows of well-known restaurants nearby.

One of the restaurants, which opened early January, is relatively further away from the construction and has enjoyed brisk business.

Another restaurant, Chen Fu Ji, which faces the construction site, hopes the situation will improve.

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