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     FrontPage Edition: Sat 7 October 2006

Annual Firewalking Festival 2006


Traffic Arrangement For Annual Firewalking Festival 2006

The Annual Fire Walking Festival will be held on Monday, 9 October 2006.
It will commence from 12.30 am to around 12 pm with a procession from Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road to Sri Mariamman Temple at South Bridge Road.
A large number of devotees, tourists and spectators are expected to gather along the procession routes and at both temples to witness the ceremony.
About 4,000 devotees are expected to participate in the procession and they will assemble at the Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road at about 12 am on 9 October 2006.
The devotees will then proceed to Sri Mariamman Temple via Serangoon Road , Selegie Road into Bras Basah Road and proceed to North Bridge Road and finally arrive at South Bridge Road , Sri Mariamman Temple.
In order to facilitate the event, the following roads will be closed to vehicular traffic:
8 Oct 06 @ 8pm to 9 Oct 06 @ 3pm

a) Mohammad Ali Lane

b) Mosque Street

9 Oct 06 @ 12.30 am to 9 Oct 06 @ 12 pm

a) Temple Street ; and

b) Trengganu Street (between Smith Street and Pagoda Street ).

To facilitate the foot procession for the event, the following lanes along the route will be barricaded and closed to all vehicular traffic:

a) One lane closure along Serangoon Rd, Selegie Rd, Prinsep St, Bras Basah Rd and North Bridge Rd; and

b) One and a half lanes of South Bridge Road from the junction of Cross Street.

Traffic flow is expected to be heavy, especially during the morning peak hours.
Motorists are advised to be considerate when travelling along the affected roads and take note of the road or lane closures when planning their trip.
Police officers and marshals will be deployed at various junctions to assist and regulate traffic.
05 Oct 2006 at 3.30 pm

Source: Media Release 5 Oct 2006

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