ndp-2022:-new-online-map-to-show-real-time-crowd-levels-at-firework-viewing-spots-in-marina-bay
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SINGAPORE: People planning to visit Marina Bay to watch the fireworks during the National Day Parade next Tuesday (Aug 9) can use a new online map to check real-time crowd levels at various viewing spots.

The Crowd@MarinaBay map will also show areas around Marina Bay that are closed. It is part of the safety and security arrangements put in place by the police for the National Day Parade, which will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay.

To prevent overcrowding, police officers and auxiliary police officers will be regulating the flow of the crowd in Marina Bay, such as the Esplanade Waterfront, One Fullerton Waterfront, Merlion Park, The Promontory and Marina Bay Sands Waterfront.

“Members of the public are advised to follow the instructions of the marshals and police officers on duty,” said the Singapore Police Force (SPF).

“With large crowds expected around the Marina Bay, the public is advised to be vigilant and to safeguard their belongings,” they added.

Those attending the parade are advised to arrive early to allow enough time for security checks, said the police, adding that they should minimise the number of personal belongings they plan to bring to the event.

“Any container with a 100ml capacity or larger, containing liquid, aerosol or gel, will be subjected to additional checks. Canned drinks and canned items will not be allowed into the venue,” said SPF.

Each ticket holder will receive an NDP pack that includes provisions such as water and snacks. The police said action may be taken against people who attempt to bring in prohibited items, such as drones or flares.

ROAD CLOSURES 

Road and lane closures are also put in place by SPF during the event.

Affected roads and lanes

Aug 9, 12.01am to Aug 10, 8am

  • Three left lanes of Finlayson Green in the direction of Marina Boulevard (between Robinson Road and Raffles Quay)
  • Extreme left lane of Marina Boulevard in the direction of Marina Coastal Expressway (between junction of Raffles Quay and lamp post 32)

Aug 9, 7.30am to 11am

  • Three left lanes of Raffles Avenue in the direction of Stamford Road (between Bayfront Avenue and lamp post 19F)
  • Two right lanes of the carriageway of Temasek Avenue in the direction of Bayfront Avenue (between lamp post 5 and Bayfront Avenue)

Aug 9, 7.30am to 11.30pm

  • Extreme left lane of the carriageway of Republic Avenue in the direction of Republic Boulevard (between lamp post 23 and Republic Boulevard)

Aug 9, 7.30am to Aug 10, 1.30am

  • The carriageway of Republic Boulevard in the direction of Raffles Avenue (between lamp post 5 and Republic Avenue)
  • The carriageway of Republic Boulevard in the direction of Raffles Avenue (between Republic Avenue and Raffles Avenue)
  • Two right lanes of Raffles Boulevard in the direction of Raffles Avenue (between lamp post 20F and Raffles Avenue)
  • The carriageway of Raffles Avenue in the direction of Stamford Road (between Republic Boulevard and Bayfront Avenue)
  • The carriageway of Temasek Avenue in the direction of Temasek Boulevard (between Raffles Avenue and Raffles Boulevard)
  • Bayfront Avenue (between lamp post 35F and Raffles Avenue)
  • Slip road leading from Bayfront Avenue into Raffles Avenue

Aug 9, 11am to Aug 10, 1.30am

  • Two right lanes of Raffles Boulevard in the direction of Raffles Avenue (between lamp post 15F and Temasek Avenue)
  • The carriageway of Temasek Avenue in the direction of Bayfront Avenue (between lamp post 16F and Raffles Boulevard)
  • Extreme right lane of Raffles Boulevard in the direction of Raffles Avenue (between Temasek Avenue and lamp post 20F)
  • The carriageway of Temasek Avenue in the direction of Bayfront Avenue (between Raffles Boulevard and Bayfront Avenue)
  • The carriageway of Raffles Avenue in the direction of Stamford Road (between Bayfront Avenue and Stamford Road)
  • Raffles Link (between lamp post 3F and Raffles Avenue)
  • Slip road leading from Raffles Avenue into Esplanade Drive

Aug 9, 2pm to 11.30pm

  • Extreme right two lanes of Bras Basah Road in the direction of Raffles Boulevard (between lamp post 74F and Raffles Boulevard)
  • Extreme right three lanes of Nicoll Highway in the direction of Esplanade Drive (between lamp post 163 and Raffles Boulevard)
  • Nicoll Highway (between Raffles Boulevard and Raffles Avenue)
  • Esplanade Drive (between Nicoll Highway and Fullerton Road)
  • Fullerton Road (between Esplanade Drive and lamp post 17F)
  • Fullerton Road (between Esplanade Drive and lamp post 7)

Aug 9, 8pm to 10pm

  • Fullerton Road (between lamp post 7 and Collyer Quay)
  • The carriageway of Collyer Quay in the direction of Raffles Quay (between Fullerton Road and Raffles Quay)
  • The carriageway of Raffles Quay in the direction of Shenton Way (between Collyer Quay and Marina Boulevard)

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During the closures, access will only be granted to authorised vehicles, police vehicles and emergency vehicles. Auxiliary police officers and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) marshals will be deployed at the affected junctions to assist and direct motorists.

Traffic delays are expected along Raffles Avenue, Temasek Avenue, Bayfront Avenue, Marina Boulevard, Raffles Boulevard, Republic Boulevard and Republic Avenue, said SPF.

Motorists may also face delays on Nicoll Highway, Robinson Road, Cecil Street, Collyer Quay, Bras Basah Road, Beach Road and Ophir Road.

“Motorists are to plan their routes early and avoid these roads. Members of the public travelling to these affected areas are strongly encouraged to use public transport,” said SPF. 

“Similarly, motorists proceeding to Suntec City and Marina Square from Raffles Avenue, Raffles Boulevard, and Bayfront Avenue are advised to use alternate routes via Nicoll Highway or Rochor Road leading to Temasek Boulevard.”

Parking restrictions along the affected roads will be “strictly enforced”, and vehicles parking illegally or causing an obstruction will be towed, said the police.

After the parade is over, large crowds are expected in the Marina Bay area. Esplanade, Promenade and Bayfront MRT stations are expected to be “very crowded”, and commuters are advised to use City Hall, Raffles Place and Marina Bay MRT stations instead, said the police.