SINGAPORE - Shoppers will get to catch local short films under Orchard Road's glittering Christmas lights this Saturday evening, when a stretch of the shopping belt is closed for the third edition of Pedestrian Night.
Organisers have partnered the Singapore Media Festival to stage an outdoor screening of short films and animation clips, dubbed Cinema on A Great Street, when a 660m stretch of road between Scotts Road and Bideford Road goes car-free.
The road closure, from 6pm to 11pm, will also feature performances by the Singapore Repertory Theatre and homegrown bands such as Jack and Rai.
Children can also get up to some high jinks in a bouncy castle, while others can take photos with familiar tourism icons here and traditional Christmas mascots.
This Saturday's Pedestrian Night, the third of six monthly events that is organised by the Orchard Road Business Association, is part of the Tourism50 celebrations.
The Singapore Tourism Board was set up in 1964 as the Singapore Tourist Promotion Board and is marking 50 years of tourism development and promotion here.
Besides the stretch of road from shopping centres Ion Orchard to Ngee Ann City, roads from Mount Elizabeth Hospital leading towards Orchard Road - between Nutmeg Road and Orchard Road - will also be closed for the event.