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Another Two Bit the Dust (Goodbye, Lavender Food Square)

Lavender Food Square

Today marks the last day of operation of the iconic Lavender Food Square – home to the (in)famous Kok Kee Wanton Noodles stall among others. Originally slated to close on 23 Sep 2014, the deadline has been extended to 30 Sep 2014 due to customer demand.

Together with the neighbouring Eminent Plaza, they will give way to ARC 360380, a 16-storey freehold development slated to be on sale by 2018. I don’t know much of the Lavender Food Square except Kok Kee Wanton Noodles, which I visited with friends eons ago. Nevertheless, it’s sad to see another part of old Singapore give way to yet another commercial project. I thus visited it on a Sunday afternoon to quickly document the place before it’s gone forever.

Over at Eminent Plaza, a group of graffiti artists have obtained permission to paint graffiti on the walls, in a project aptly titled “An Eminent Takeover”. The group consists of local artists who were in the Singapore Biennale 2013 as well as graduates from Lasalle and NAFA. It’s an excellent use of a building that’s about to be demolished and allows the artists a space to express themselves through their artwork.

I shall let the photos do the talking.

Patrons having a meal at the side of Lavender Food Square
Fork and Spoon Motif on the floor
Stained-glass Window
The long queue for Kok Kee Wanton Noodles
Stall-owners of Kok Kee Wanton Noodles preparing a plate of noodles for a customer.
Kok Kee Wanton Noodles – Though many people said that it’s overpriced and overrated, I still quite like it.
Hexagonal Roof
A couple leaves the Lavender Food Square after a meal

The rest are some of the graffiti at the Eminent Plaza.

Eminent Plaza with walls decorated with graffiti


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