Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar Cancelled due to Coronavirus




One of the biggest bazaar in Singapore is cancelled



This year, the popular Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar will be cancelled due to COVID-19. As government step up the calls for social distancing, the PA has decided that this even along with other Hari Raya festive bazaars will be cancelled.

The cancellation of festive bazaars and trade fairs will be in effect from March 18.


Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar is a month-long event that is held during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. It is well known for the food, festive clothes, household items and entertainment such as claw machines.

On March 13, Government has announced that all ticketed cultural, sport and entertainment events with 250 participants will be deferred or cancelled. This announcement had led to the reduction of stores at Geylang Baazar from 800 to 50. However, PA has announced the cancellation today.

In addition, the recent confirmation of cases from the Malay community, in particular, the cases that were imported from a religious gathering in Malaysia raise concern. The affected cases had visited Mosques upon their return. These may potentially lead to more cases that have yet been uncovered.

Despite the cancellation, an ongoing Bazaar - The Chtuchcak Night Market is still going on at The GrandStand till May 3rd. There are over 200 stores at the Night Market. No word yet if this would be cancelled. In addition, large scale venue such as Universal Studios Singapore, Gardens By the Bay are still open for business.

Source: ST




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