Whenever I’m in town one place I always visit is the Chinatown. You would think that a country that have a high percentage ethnic Chinese population would not have the need for a Chinatown but here in Singapore they do have one. Back in the days, groups of people were segregated. No longer the case now but the presence of these historic quarters reminds everyone what life was like for the first immigrants here.
But when I got to Chinatown (which is about 1/2 an hour train ride from our home) the entire street where food hawkers are lined up was cordoned off. Surrounded by high steel sheets of metal with bulldozers and other heavy equipments inside. There’s an artist drawing of what this popular street would look like in the coming months. There would be permanent cover made of metal and some transparent roofing material. The street would look too modern for my taste. But this is Singapore. Government project are well thought out here. They find ways to make things work.
Some photos I took (November 9, 2013).