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Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Lights Will Be Switched Off On Weekends To Deter Large Crowds

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Chinatown’s Chinese New Year Lights Will Be Switched Off On Weekends To Deter Large Crowds

Lighting will be weekday only.

Measure have been put in place to control the large crowds leading up to the Year Of The Ox celebrations in Singapore.

In Chinatown, the famous lights will now only shine on weekdays, in a bid to quell large weekend crowds gathering in the area. This is, of course, a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The Ministry of Sustainability and Environment said the Singapore Tourism Board have implemented a number of measures to try and keep the city safe. This, they say, is necessary to protect the elderly and vulnerable members of the community.

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Other measures include switching off the street light up along South Bridge Road, New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street on February 11; encouraging people to view the lights on weekdays, or via the 360-degree online tour; closing off the up-riding escalator at MRT Exit A at certain times; and more.

Be sure to follow all the necessary Covid-19 protocols in order to celebrate safely this year. Let’s hope the celebration in Singapore and across the world will be back to normal for 2022!

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