12 Jan '11, 10am

Roads in Chinatown will be temporarily shut in late Jan and early Feb due to Chinese New Year celebrations

Traffic routes in the Chinatown area will be temporarily changed. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM TO MANAGE upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations in late January and early February, traffic routes in the Chinatown area will be temporarily changed. New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and Keong Siak Road will be closed on Jan 15 from 2pm to 11pm and on Feb 2, 5pm to 3am. This is to make way for the opening ceremony and countdown celebration of the Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations 2011 respectively. To be held at New Bridge Road, 15,000 people are anticipated to turn up on Jan 15, while a crowd of 40,000 is expected on Feb 2. During the road closure periods, Mosque Street will become a two-way road to allow access to and from South Bridge Road. SBS and SMRT buses serving the affected roads will also be diverted during the road closures.

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