Precautionary measures have been taken to ensure visitors’ safety to Chinatown during Chinese New Year.
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced regarding the restrictions imposed in order to guarantee compliance with safe management practices.
Chinatown Business Association are working with government authorities to ensure businesses and restaurants that their operational space is not extended into pedestrian routes, making it more difficult for tourists to maintain social distancing.
This includes hotspots around New Bridge Road, as well as Pagoda and Trengganu streets, according to STB.
For the three weekends before Chinese New Year, which occurs on February 1, more safe distancing ambassadors and safe distancing enforcement officers are likely to be deployed.
Additional steps that may be considered include blocking the pedestrian entrance to Pagoda Street from New Bridge Road, restricting access to Pagoda Street from Exit A of the Chinatown MRT station, and closing Temple Street to vehicle traffic.
It is recommended for those that would like to visit Chinatown to either plan ahead and go there during off-peak hours.