Do you know a stretch of roads for motor vehicles were closed in Orchard Road yesterday for a Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road event?

This initiative aims to inject street vibrancy into the precinct by creating a community space with accessible lifestyle experiences for all to enjoy. Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road takes place every first Saturday of the month from July to December 2015. Last night was the first event.

Let's stroll pass the ERP gantry

Let’s stroll pass the ERP gantry

Sit around the ERP gantry and laze

Sit around the ERP gantry and laze

Or sit around a closed bus stop

Or sit around a closed bus stop

I went for a walk yesterday and it felt good to walk outdoor on the wide roads.

At each Pedestrian Night, the stretch between Scotts Road and Bideford Road are closed to vehicular traffic from 6pm to 11pm. There will be different themes, in-mall activities as well as promotions and contests to look forward to. There are also monthly photo contests on Instagram and Facebook to win attractive prizes.

Ride a Segwell

Ride a Segwell

Pretending to be champion footballers

Pretending to be champion footballers

Take pictures with football mascots

Take pictures with football mascots

Let's spin some balls

Let’s spin some balls

Balloon sculptor

Balloon sculptor

Another balloon sculptor

Another balloon sculptor

Take selfies and photos along the vehicular road

Take selfies and photos along the vehicular road

Stand a chance to win an Instax SHARE Printer bundle worth S$250 simply by posting to #PedestrianNight with the photo theme “You and Your Best Buy @ Pedestrian Night”. 

This initiative is organised by the Orchard Road Business Association and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board.

For the first Pedestrian Night on 4 July, both Tangs and Orchard Central extended their shopping hours to 11pm. Tangs also set up a pop-up barber and offered 20% discount for participating brands.

Local band, Flame of the Forest had a stage performance right on the road, together with the release of their debut EP album.

Flame of the Forest getting ready to perform

Flame of the Forest getting ready to perform

Ready to rock the stage

Ready to rock the stage

Takashimaya ran a Pedestrian Night GSS Flash Sale where shoppers get 10% off. At Metro Paragon, shoppers received a S$10 Metro Gift Voucher for a minimum spend of S$100 nett in a single receipt from 6pm to 9.30pm.

Wing Tai stores offered an extra 15% discount on the final bill, incuding BCBGMAXAZRIA, Ben Sherman, Dorothy Perkins, Etam, FOX Kids and Baby, G2000, i.t, Karen Miller, Miss Selfridge, Topman, Topshop and Warehouse.

There were lots of other shopping promotions and sales just for the night. Don’t miss out on the next Pedestrian Night in August and subsequent months if you missed out on this one!

I always wanted to do this - take a selfie on a vehicular road!

I always wanted to do this – take a selfie on a vehicular road!

For the latest information about Pedestrian Night, please visit the official website, the official facebook page or the official instagram account.

Pedestrian Night on Orchard Road

Road Closure: First Saturday of every month from July to December 2015
Road Closure Time: 6pm to 11pm
Location: Orchard Road stretch from Scotts/Paterson Junction to Bideford junction

Themes for each month:

  • 4 July 2015: Orchard Road Flash Sales (Great Singapore Sale)
  • 1 August 2015: SG50 ‘Red and White’ Party (National Day)
  • 5 September 2015: Rev-up on Orchard (F1 in Singapore)
  • 3 October 2015: Family Fiesta
  • 7 November 2015: Fashion with Friends and Family
  • 5 December 2015: Christmas on a Great Street