If you’ve been looking forward to the annual Ramadan bazaars, we have some bad news for you.
In light of the coronavirus situation, all Ramadan bazaars by People’s Association have been cancelled. This includes the popular Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar as well as the ones by Our Tampines Hub and Woodlands. This comes after a previous announcement that the event will still continue with precautionary measures put in place.
These bazaars draw thousands of visitors annually, posing a huge risk in such times of crisis, and there is a need to ensure that the public practises social distancing in public venues.
Two million people attended the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2019—the highest number recorded for Ramandan bazaars in Singapore.
The initial plan was to reduce the number of stalls at the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar from 800 to 50, and to set the stalls further part in clusters of four. However, the People’s Association (PA) has announced that the Ramadan Bazaars will be cancelled this year.
While we are sad that we won’t be able to have our Ramly Burgers to look forward to, it is definitely better to be safe than sorry.