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Food stalls at former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station may be revived

The Singapore Land Authority says it is conducting a feasibility study to look into having "some food stalls serving local fare" at the iconic landmark.

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Land Authority said on Thursday (Aug 21) that it is conducting a feasibility study on whether it could bring in some food stalls to serve local fare at the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (TPRS).

Replying to a query by Channel NewsAsia, the SLA spokesperson said: "We are now conducting a feasibility study to expand the range of interim use, possibly having some food stalls serving local fare that the public can enjoy. However, we must stress that we are at a preliminary stage and hence, not able to provide more details at this time.”

The spokesperson also reiterated the growing interest in the use of vacant State properties for ad-hoc events. The former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station will be playing host to upcoming events such as educational tours, a community event and wedding photo shoots, she added.

On Aug 14, the SLA issued an Expression of Interest request to interested parties for the "feasibility study, design and renovation works to food shop at former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station".

The document stated: "SLA seeks to appoint a team of consultants with good performance record and has the relevant experience and expertise to provide feasibility study, design and supervision to renovate the allocated area within the former TPRS including opening up of the main hall to public and to accommodate food shops for interim use."

The tender, which was placed on the GeBIZ website, also offered a tentative timeline, which projected the food space to be completed by April 2016.


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