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1895-04-30 Central Market 2nd Generation opened

The reclamation land suggested by Chater was carried out between 1890 and 1904 to extend the praya north wards to the present Connaught Road. The original praya was then renamed Des Voeux Road to commemorate the Governor, Sir William Des Voeux. The second building on the right in the background is Central Market.
Originally, the central market is a dirty and inconvenient place, which is entirely given up to the natives, owing to its repulsive condition.
1897 The Central Market, situated to the Westward about three minutes walk from the Clock Tower, is a very substantial brick and granite structure covering a large area and extending from the Queen‘s Road to the the Praya. Its upper story is confined to the supply of meat, poultry and fruit, including game when in season; the basement being set apart for fish, vegetables and the use of wholesale dealers. Later, the place is kept nice and clean and should be of interest to every visitor who may respect one of the most important of our sanitary and hygienic institutions. 1895-04-30 Central Market 2nd Generation opened.

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