Photo: The Geylang Serai Ramadhan Bazaar in May, 2019. Celia Ong/Shutterstock

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Singapore cancels Ramadhan Bazaar as COVID-19 fears persist – Straits Times

Singapore’s People’s Association will not be organising the annual Ramadhan Bazaar this year to keep to the need to practise social distancing in public venues as the COVID-19 persists, local daily The Straits Times reported on Wednesday (Mar 18).

The newspaper cited a PA spokesperson as saying that it will not be organising festive bazaars and trade fairs with effect Mar 18 “for the well-being and safety” of the public. This includes the annual iconic Ramadhan Bazaar at Geylang Serai, Tampines Hub and Woodlands.

The Ramadhan Bazaar at Geylang Serai is a much-loved and popular month-long event where a wide variety of food, clothes and festive decorations are sold.

Around 2 million people visited the Geylang Serai Ramadhan Bazaar last year, according to the report.

Ramadhan this year starts around Apr 23. 

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