20 January 2014

Chinese new year hours for 2014

NTUC supermarket poster at Yishun

On January 19, the Sunday Times posted a story on the long queues for new notes at the banks. It's an annual event; the activities surrounding one of the largest festivals of the year often have organisations opening for longer hours in the period before Chinese new year, and then closing early on the eve and on the first two days.

In SMRT's advisory for Chinese new year, the organisation says it is extending train and bus services on the Saturdays before the new year weekend, including on 25 January. SMRT bus services 61, 190, 851, 961 and 970 will also be temporarily diverted on 30 January from 5.00pm to 3.00am and 9 February from 2.00pm to 11.00pm, due to road closures for the Chinese New Year Celebrations at Chinatown. 

Look out for posters, usually at the entrance, informing the public about opening hours on the eve of Chinese new year and how long the organisation will be closed. The times will vary, but generally offices will close earlier on the eve. Most will reopen on the first working day after the public holidays, Monday in this case, but not all. 

DBS advisory at Jurong Point