Several roads to be closed in October for annual fire-walking festival

The annual fire walking festival or Thimithi at the Sri Mariamman Temple on Nov 4, 2012. Several roads will be closed, while others will have a lane or two blocked, for the annual fire-walking festival at the Sri Mariamman Temple on Oct 20. -- ST FIL
The annual fire walking festival or Thimithi at the Sri Mariamman Temple on Nov 4, 2012. Several roads will be closed, while others will have a lane or two blocked, for the annual fire-walking festival at the Sri Mariamman Temple on Oct 20. -- ST FILE PHOTO : ARUN RAMU 

Several roads will be closed, while others will have a lane or two blocked, for the annual fire-walking festival at the Sri Mariamman Temple on Oct 20.

About 4,500 male devotees are expected to take part in the festival which begins in the evening at 6pm at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple in Serangoon Road and ends at the Sri Mariamman Temple.

From 2pm on Oct 20 to 7am the following day, Mohammed Ali Lane and Temple Street will be closed to traffic, and Mosque Street will be converted temporarily to a two-way street.

The following roads - Serangoon Road, Selegie Road, Prinsep Street, Bras Basah Road and North Bridge Road - will each have one lane closed from 3pm on. Two lanes from Upper Pickering Street to Temple Street will also be closed.