Stretch of Orchard Road to close on Saturday for 'Pedestrian Night'

Part of Orchard Road will be closed to motorists from 6pm to 11pm this Saturday. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA 
Part of Orchard Road will be closed to motorists from 6pm to 11pm this Saturday. -- ST PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA 

SINGAPORE - Part of Orchard Road will be closed to motorists from 6pm to 11pm this Saturday.

The stretch between Scotts Road and Bideford Road will be shut to host the 'Pedestrian Night On Orchard Road' - an event organised by the Orchard Road Business Association and Singapore Tourism Board.

During the closure,, access will only be granted to police and emergency vehicles.

Parking restrictions along peripheral roads will be strictly enforced and vehicles found parking indiscriminately and causing obstruction will be towed away, police said on Tuesday.

The carriageway of Mount Elizabeth in the direction of Orchard Road (between Nutmeg Road and Orchard Road) will also be closed to traffic.

Pedestrian Night, which began last October, is a six-month pilot initiative aimed at injecting vibrancy into the shopping district and features activities such as street tennis and mass yoga on the first Saturday of every month.

Members of the public can contact the organisers at 8119 6359 for further enquiries.