Marathon a fine balancing act between showcasing the best of Singapore and not stifling a busy city

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon participants heading to the F1 Pit Building for the race on Nov 30, 2019.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

It was inevitable. Both the congestion on the roads in the downtown area last weekend, and the complaints on social media that would follow.

With four major events taking place at the same time - the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (SCSM), U2 Joshua Tree Tour, C3 Anime Festival Asia and Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay - it came as no surprise the area was crowded.

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