Things backfired for Sungei Rd market vendors who planned to relocate to the carpark at Golden Mile Tower. The owner of the carpark announced that there is no agreement for them to set up stalls there.
Turns out Golden Mile Tower and its carpark are owned by different people. Getting the green light from Golden Mile does not mean they can use its carpark space. According to URA, they will also need to seek planning approval before setting up an outdoor market.
Thanks to this confusion, Sungei Rd vendors will now be treated as trespassers. Authorities have already started putting up signs with the words ‘No Trespassing’ to prevent contractors from demarcating the space.
Force people to close shop then say everywhere also cannot go? Come on la, these vendors only need a small space!