Roads in Chinatown to be temporarily closed to vehicles for Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2015 celebrates Singapore's Golden Jubilee.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2015 celebrates Singapore's Golden Jubilee. PHOTO: KRETA AYER-KIM SENG CITIZENS CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE

SINGAPORE - Some roads and lanes in Chinatown will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday (Sept 13) and Sept 27 for the Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations, the police said in a statement on Thursday.

The celebrations include the official opening and the street light-up on Sunday and a mass lantern walk on Sept 27.

Roads and lanes in Chinatown to be closed include Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road, Park Crescent, Smith Street, Temple Street, Banda Street and Mosque Street. The temporary closure are from 2pm to 11pm on Sunday, as well as 5pm to 11pm on Sept 27.

As a result of the road closure, some SMRT bus services will be diverted on Sunday and Sept 27.

The transport operator said in a statement that services 61, 190, 851, 961 and 970 will be temporarily diverted on Sunday, from 2pm to 11pm. These services will skip bus stops along Outram Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, New Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street.

On Sept 27, services 190, 851, 961 and 970 will be diverted from 5pm to 11pm, skipping stops along New Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street.

During the road closure, access will only be granted to police and emergency vehicles, the police said. Parking restrictions along the peripheral roads will be strictly enforced, and vehicles found parking and causing obstruction will be towed.

For more information on the road closure, members of the public may call the organiser of the celebrations at 9391-0198. Passengers of SMRT bus services may visit the SMRT website at www.smrt.com.sg

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