According to The Star, in the run-up to Chinese New Year, additional crowd-control measures will be implemented to guarantee the safety of visitors visiting Chinatown.
Enforcement efforts to ensure compliance with safe management procedures will be stepped up, according to the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
It's collaborating with the Chinatown Business Association and government authorities to guarantee that businesses and eateries don't extend their operations onto pedestrian walkways, making it harder for tourists to maintain a safe distance.
STB will collaborate closely with appropriate agencies to monitor the crowd situation in Chinatown. (Photo / Retrieved from Pixabay)
This includes hotspots on New Bridge Road, as well as Pagoda and Trengganu streets, according to STB.
For the three weekends coming up to Chinese New Year, which occurs on February 1, more safe distancing ambassadors and safe distancing enforcement officers will be deployed.
STB will collaborate closely with appropriate agencies to monitor the crowd situation in Chinatown and, if necessary, take further precautions during peak periods.
According to a news release, "possible extra steps include restricting the pedestrian approach to Pagoda Street from New Bridge Road, limiting admission to Pagoda Street from Exit A of the Chinatown MRT station, and closing Temple Street to vehicular traffic."
"We encourage visitors to Chinatown to plan ahead of time and visit during off-peak hours."
It advised guests to follow the rules, such as wearing masks, keeping a gap of one meter between one another, and remaining in groups of five or fewer people.
"We urge everyone to be socially responsible so that everyone can enjoy the celebrations safely," the statement continued.
On the Chinatown Festivals Facebook page, the public can participate in online activities such as a tiger origami tutorial and a love letter baking video.