Singapore’s Wet Market: Kebun Bahru Market & Food Centre

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Kebun Bahru Market and Food Centre

23 February 2012, Singapore – National Heritage Board (NHB) previously featured Singapore’s traditional provision shops in its travelling exhibition. It’s second community heritage-themed exhibition will feature wet markets at Kebun Bahru Market and Food Centre.

The Singapore’s Wet Markets: Meeting Needs and Building Communities exhibition will focus on the history and development of wet markets in Singapore, and showcase the unique characteristics of wet markets as well as the challenges facing wet markets today.

Kebun Bahru Market and Food Centre

Subsequent exhibitions will include Holland Village Market and Marine Terrace Market in March 2012, Geylang Serai and Tiong Bahru Market in April 2012, and Chong Boon Market and Tekka Market in May 2012, before travelling to community centres.

NHB and ShowNearby has also developed a new mobile application highlighting the history and locations of traditional provision shops and wet markets from the exhibition.

Why is NHB developing this app to showcase the history and locations of the wet markets and provision shops?

The National Heritage Board, through its partnership with ShowNearby, seeks to leverage on mobile applications to reach out to a wider segment of the community, especially tech-savvy youths. We hope that such applications would make our heartland heritage more accessible and at the same time, provide an enjoyable learning experience.

App mechanics:

Information about the history and locations of the wet markets and traditional provision shops featured in NHB’s two travelling exhibitions can be accessed through the NHB tab within the ShowNearby app (under “Sponsored Searches”). The app is available for free download on the Apple App Store and Android Market.

The mobile application can be downloaded on the Apple App Store and Android Market.

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