Police advise public to stay alert during Pedestrian Night

SINGAPORE - The police have issued an advisory to remind the public to be considerate to each other, be extra vigilant and take preventive measures to safeguard their belongings during tonight's first Pedestrian Night.

Large crowds are expected along the 660m stretch from Ion Orchard to Ngee Ann City shopping centres, or between the Scotts Road/Paterson Road junction and Bideford Road which is closed to all vehicles during Pedestrian Night.

Shoppers can cross the street from Lucky Plaza to Ion Orchard without worrying about oncoming vehicles.

Members of the public who encounter a crime or come across anything suspicious can contact the police for assistance.

The police statement said, "Those who are found breaking the law will be dealt with accordingly."

A range of activities have been planned for the monthly event that happens on the first Saturday of every month from October, including street tennis, music performances, a mass yoga session and Christmas carnival, reported The Straits Times.