Just as South Asian foreign workers enjoy a day out to Little India on a Sunday, Chinese foreign workers hang out at People’s Park Complex and the adjacent Food Centre. Just like the Chinese did in the 1800s and 1900s these foregin workers have arrived on Singapore’s shores to make money to send back home. Because of the number of Chinese workers from Central and Northern China, many stores have been taken over by stores selling cuisines from these regions, providing a familiar taste for these workers.
Here’s a short photojournal of People’s Park on a Sunday.
The train station is a convenient meeting point for friends before they go one for their day’s activities. It is also a temporary dining area for people to consume food bought from the stores adjacent to it.
In contrast to the packed scenes at the other end of the food centre (where the northern and central Chinese food stalls are) the local, Southern Chinese cuisine has much shorter queues and a lot more tourist.
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