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Singapore Announces Crowd Control Measures For Little India In The Lead-Up To Diwali

Little India is replete with shops and eateries offering an array of Indian-origin products where the festive mood has been set with decorative street lighting.

Little India, Singapore (Photo: Twitter)

Singapore: The Singapore government on Monday announced crowd control measures at Little India, a popular precinct, in the lead-up to Diwali to prevent overcrowding amid rising cases of COVID-19.

“This will ensure that crowds are spread across the precinct and prevent choke points during peak periods,” the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) said on managing the flow of human traffic in Little India.

Little India is replete with shops and eateries offering an array of Indian-origin products where the festive mood has been set with decorative street lighting.

Some businesses will also extend their operating hours to allow shoppers to spread out their visits during the Diwali week, the report said.

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This is the second year that the major Hindu festival is being celebrated in the midst of the pandemic.

While the night bazaar remains suspended this year, visitors can enjoy food trails, heritage tours, cooking demonstrations, treasure hunts and competitions such as a TikTok dance challenge being organised within the precincts, which also has a mixed dwelling of residences, apartments and hotels, the report said.

Last year, bazaars or festival villages were not allowed, though some stalls were permitted to extend their footprint out to the streets in order to accommodate crowds.

The STB had also deployed a posse of enforcement officers and safe distancing ambassadors during peak periods leading up to Diwali to help with crowd management.

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