SINGAPORE – A double-decker bus plying Chinatown was blocked when a row of Mid-Autumn Festival lanterns came loose on Thursday evening, causing a jam to build up behind it.
In a photo provided by a Lianhe Zaobao reader, lanterns adorned with rabbits and auspicious Chinese characters are seen dangling from a cable, blocking a double-decker bus that is travelling in Upper Cross Street, near the junction of New Bridge Road.
A traffic cone is placed at the back of the double-decker bus.
On Friday, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said it had spotted the fallen lanterns at around 7pm on Thursday, which had been blocking the two leftmost lanes on Upper Cross Street.
The lanterns were subsequently cleared, and all lanes were reopened at around 8.45pm, LTA added.
Several parts of Chinatown including New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street, South Bridge Road and Upper Cross Street have been dressed up with colourful lanterns and rabbit sculptures since the launch of the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival, themed A Journey Of Love And Celebration, on Sept 15.