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Chinese New Year Bazaar In Singapore’s Chinatown Called Off For Next Year Due To Covid-19

By Jack Saddler November 26, 2020

A big shame.

It seems event stoppages will carry over into 2021, after becoming a common theme of this year. [Featured Image: Kit Suman, Unsplash].

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Chinese New Year Bazaar in Singapore’s Chinatown has been cancelled.

Organisers said they were concerns over the control of crowds at the event, so were left with no choice but to call the celebrations off. Uncertainties over when Singapore’s phase three of reopening is taking place was also cited as a reason for the caution.

Since 1989, the three week long Chinese New Year bazaar on Pagoda, Smith, Temple and Trengganu streets has lit up the city in celebration. But, festivities for the Year Of The Ox will have to be scaled back this time, as most events have for the past year.

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It comes as another massive blow for businesses in Singapore. 379 stalls ran at the last Chinese new year event, bringing in over 900,000 attendees.

Let’s keep all our fingers crossed that the event can return safely for next year’s Year Of The Tiger celebrations.

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