Major roads in JB to close for Chingay parade from Feb 28 to March 2

JOHOR BARU: Several major roads in the city here will be closed in stages from Feb 28 until March 2 in conjunction with the 2024 Chingay Parade.

Johor Baru Selatan OCPD Asst Comm Raub Selamat said the roads will be closed for “street cleansing” on Feb 28 and “coming out of the deities” event on Feb 29.

He said several roads will be closed for the “bringing back the deities” event on Saturday (March 2).

For the highlight of the festival on Friday (March 1), Jalan Wong Ah Fook, Jalan Ngee Heng, Simpang Jalan Ulu Ayer Molek, Jalan Yahya Awal and Jalan Dato’ Onn will be closed from 6.30pm to 3am.

“Motorists are advised to use alternative routes to avoid traffic congestion. Diversions will be implemented,” he said in a statement.

ACP Raub also urged the public to adhere to all rules and regulations and not to provoke or cause disturbances during the parade.

The 7.8km Chingay parade is a religious and cultural event of the Chinese community which has been held in Johor Baru since 1870 and it includes a procession of floats. — Bernama