Orchard Road's pedestrian night will continue for another 6 months: Orchard Road Business Association

SINGAPORE - Orchard Road's pedestrian night will continue running for another six months from July to December.

A majority of retailers, said the Orchard Road Business Association, which organised the event, supported its continuation.

Orba and the Singapore Tourism Board, which is funding a majority of the event's cost, will work closely with malls to extend opening hours. It is also prepared to co-fund events and activities that retailers may want to organise for the event.

Pedestrian night's pilot from October 2014 to March 2015, attracted 50,000 visitors each time. Some retailers on the shopping belt did not see this translate to more sales.

But for now at least, the road from Scotts Paterson Junction to Bideford Junction will be closed every first Saturday night of each month between 6pm and 11pm.