SINGAPORE - Roads around Serangoon and Selegie will be affected by the Thaipusam procession from Saturday to Monday (Jan 23 to 26).
The ceremony will involve a foot procession that will start at Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple located along Serangoon Road and will end at Sri Thendayuthapani Temple located along Clemenceau Avenue.
The 3km religious procession, organised by the Hindu Endowments Board, is celebrated in honour of Lord Murugan, who represents virtue, youth and power.
Police listed how various roads will be affected in an advisory on Thursday (Jan 21).
A stretch of Dunlop Street between Clive Street and Serangoon Road, and Tank Road will be closed for three days from 3pm on Saturday to 3am on Monday.
The carriageway of Hastings Road in the direction of Serangoon Road will be closed on Saturday from 3pm to 8pm.
The carriageways and selected lanes of roads in the area will be closed from Saturday night to 3am on Monday.
Major roads affected include Serangoon Road, Selegie Road, Prinsep Street, Penang Road and Clemenceau Avenue.
During the closure, access will only be granted to police and emergency vehicles.
In addition, there will be changes in the direction of traffic to certain roads.
- Traffic along the carriageway of Race Course Road in the direction of Balestier Road between Rangoon Road and the car park exit of Block 684 of Race Course Road will be reversed from 6am on Saturday to 3am;
- Veerasamy Road between Kampong Kapor Road and Serangoon Road will become a two-way road from 3pm on Saturday to 3am on Monday;
- Hindoo Road between Kampong Kapor Road and Serangoon Road will become a two-way road from 8pm on Saturday to 3am on Monday;
- Short Street between McNally Street and Selegie Road, and Oxley Rise between Clemenceau Avenue and Jalan Rumbia will become a two-way road from 9pm on Saturday to 3am on Monday.
Parking restrictions along the peripheral roads will be strictly enforced, police said. Vehicles found parking and causing obstruction will be towed.
Members of the public may contact the organiser at 6298 5771 for enquires.