More law enforcement officers in Chinatown as Chinese New Year approaches; additional measures to be implemented if necessary

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SINGAPORE: More ambassadors and security enforcement officers will be deployed to Chinatown on the weekends leading up to the Chinese New Year, the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) announced on Saturday (January 15th).

The three weekends are January 14 to January 16, January 21 to January 23, and January 28 to January 31.

The STB said it will work closely with other authorities to monitor the crowd situation in Chinatown. Additional measures during peak hours will be put in place if necessary.

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These possible measures include: closing the pedestrian entrance to Pagoda Street from New Bridge Road, limiting access from Exit A of the Chinatown MRT station to Pagoda Street, and closing Temple Street to vehicles.

“The STB is working with the Chinatown Business Association and relevant government agencies to ensure that shops and restaurants do not extend their operations onto pedestrian paths, which could prevent visitors from keeping a safe distance,” said said the tourist office.

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“This includes hotspots along New Bridge Road, Pagoda Street and Trengganu Street.”

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