In a press release, MSE said the light-up along South Bridge Road, New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street will not be turned on from Feb 5 to Feb 7, as well as on Feb 11.
Visitors who would like to observe the festive light-up are encouraged to do so on weekdays or to visit the Chinatown Festivals website for a 360-degree virtual tour of the light-up, which begins on Friday.
Additionally, the up-riding escalator at Chinatown MRT station’s Exit A to Pagoda Street will be closed “from time to time, depending on the street-level crowd situation”, said MSE. Passengers will be guided by station staff members to alternative exits at the MRT station.
This is to manage the flow of passengers entering directly onto Pagoda Street, said the ministry.
Access control measures may be implemented at Pagoda Street and Trengganu Street during peak hours over the weekends to ensure sufficient space for visitors. Visitors should consider the additional time needed to walk and queue in order to enter the busier stretches of Pagoda Street and Trengganu Street.
Other measures may be implemented for crowd management and visitor safety depending on the ground situation, including closing Temple Street to motor traffic, said MSE.
According to Asia News