Make Waterloo vehicle-free? Some say no
Residents, religious groups fear the crowd and noise; others feel it will liven up arts scene
Pedestrian-only streets have been a hit for revellers and businesses in areas such as Club Street and Ann Siang Road.
But a plan raised in Parliament last month to extend this to Waterloo Street, where religion and the arts create an eclectic mix, has met some opposition.
Residents and several religious groups told The Sunday Times that they are not looking forward to a further onslaught of crowds, congestion and noise.
"Sound really travels here so organisers need to take into consideration the possible noise pollution it may cause for elderly folk living in the flats nearby," said Mr Ang Kwan San, 50, a factory worker who lives in Block 264.