The Kreta Ayer Complex was constructed in 1981 as part of the urban regeneration of Chinatown. It was renamed Chinatown Complex in 1984. Thus, when the market and food centre was finished that year, it was subsequently named Chinatown Complex Market and Food Centre. When the last of the Chinatown street hawkers relocated into the fresh $18 million complex in October 1983, 300 street hawkers from the nearby streets were moved there. Throughout the years, the complex had been comforting for all the street hawkers who had been carrying the heritage of the traditional foods of Chinatown. Many of the hawkers had stayed at the complex for decades. By 2016, there were around 20% of the pioneer hawkers who could still be found at the cooked food zone of the complex.
335, SMITH STREET, 050335
One of the few places in Singapore that sell authentic bowls of chendol done up the traditional way.
The first hawker stall in Singapore to receive a Michelin Star and “The Cheapest Michelin-starred Meal In The World”. They specialise in soya sauce chicken.
New Bridge Ctr(05039), Opp Blk 333(05241), People's Pk Cplx(05013), Maxwell Rd FC(05269)
Take the blue line MRT and alight at Chinatown Station, take Exit A and walk 3 minutes to destination. Alternatively, take buses 2 or 851 to New Bridge Centre stop and walk 3 minutes to destination.