Controversy surrounds demolition of Bukit Timah Food Centre: Netizens criticize integrated development plan for the “iconic” landmark

Singapore’s iconic Bukit Timah Market and Food Centre faces demolition in 2024 for an urban renewal project, sparking online criticism.

Netizens express concerns about the fate of local vendors, increased rental costs, and speculate about the replacement development, with some fearing it could be another condo or shopping mall, associating the decision with greed.

While some support the upgrade, others mourn the loss of an “iconic landmark” and express nostalgia for beloved stalls.