Consider closing roads for Night Festival

Consider closing roads for Night Festival
Compagnie Retouramont performs "Vertical Extraction" on the facade of the Singapore National Museum.

SINGAPORE - This year's Singapore Night Festival was one of the best events that my family participated in.

My husband and I took our three children and elderly parents to enjoy the fascinating artwork and street performances, weaving our way from Dhoby Ghaut to Armenian Street, and then back via Fort Canning Park. We were awed and fascinated by the breathtaking lights, interesting dances and acrobatics.

However, the roads should have been closed as there was a big crowd and it was not always possible to watch out for traffic at the many junctions.

Massive traffic jams built up steadily over the hours, frustrating both motorists and pedestrians.

If roads can be closed for marathons, which are privately organised for just a segment of the population, surely they could be closed for such a large-scale national event.

Monica Ung (Mrs)


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