25 Mar '11, 2pm

Expect crowds and congestion this Qing Ming: NEA

Expect crowds and congestion this Qing Ming: NEA

A family tosses joss paper during the Qing Ming Festival at Choa Chu Kang cemetery. NEA warns to expect crowds and traffic congestion this Qing Ming Festival on April 5. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO EXPECT crowds and traffic congestion this Qing Ming Festival, warns the National Environment Agency (NEA). This year's Qing Ming falls on April 5, a Tuesday, and the NEA expects a crowd at the Choa Chu Kang Cemetery and the four government columbaria at Mandai, Yishun, Mount Vernon and Choa Chu Kang on this day as well as the Good Friday holiday on April 22. Starting from March 27, those going to pay their respects can expect things to get a little congested every Sunday until the end of the Qing Ming period. The cemetery and columbaria will open from 6am to 7pm on the peak days mentioned above, and 7am to 7pm on all other days. NEA advises members of the public to utilise public t...

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