Pedestrian Night to return in 2016 on Jan 2; bus services diverted due to Orchard Road closure

Visitors posing for pictures and enjoying street performances at the Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road on Jan 3, 2015.
Visitors posing for pictures and enjoying street performances at the Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road on Jan 3, 2015. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - The monthly Pedestrian Night along Orchard Road, where the public can take part in activities along a closed stretch of the popular shopping strip, will return in the new year this Saturday (Jan 2). 

From 6pm to 11pm,  Orchard Road (between Scotts and Bideford roads) and the carriageway of Mount Elizabeth in the direction of Orchard Road (between Nutmeg and Orchard roads) will be closed to facilitate the event, called Orchard Fiesta. 

Access to the roads will be granted only to police and emergency vehicles during these hours, said the Singapore Police Force. 

Parking restrictions along the peripheral roads will also be strictly enforced, while vehicles found parked illegally and causing obstruction will be towed. 

Members of the public can call the event organiser on 9778-1235 for further inquiries. 

Meanwhile, seven SMRT bus services will have their routes diverted due to the temporary road closures. 

The affected bus services are: 77, 106, 167, 171, 190, 700A and 972.

They will skip the bus stops at Tang Plaza and Lucky Plaza between 6pm and 11pm.

For more information, passengers can call the SMRT customer hotline on 1800-336-8900 from 7.30am to 6.30pm on weekdays or go to visit www.smrt.com.sg.