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Telok Ayer Market

Some landmarks have stayed true to its original purpose.  An example is the Telok Ayer Market near Raffles Place.  Popularly known as ‘Lau Pa Sat’ (the Old Market), it was built in 1894.  Situated in the heart of the Central Business District, Telok Ayer Market still sells food today, although most of the food is cooked.  It is a popular food centre catering to both locals and tourists.

The watercolour picture of Telok Ayer Market shown on the 2004 stamp was painted by Ong Kim Seng, who was awarded the Singapore Cultural Medallion in 1990.  The Telok Ayer Market was gazetted as a National Monument on 6 July 1973.

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Written by victorkoo

25 January, 2010 at 1:00 pm

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