Measures on consumption and sale of alcohol in Little India in force for 6 months
The ban on alcohol consumption in public places in Little India will be in force every weekend, public holiday and the eve of public holiday - for the next 6 months.
On weekends, the ban will be from 6am on Saturday to 6am on Monday.
For public holidays and the eve of public holidays, it will start on the eve, and end at 6am the day after the public holiday.
This was one of three recalibrated measures on the consumption and sale of alcohol in Little India announced by the police at a news conference today.
Shops holding retail and wholesale liquor licences will be allowed to sell alcohol - but only from 6am to 8pm on weekends, eve of public holidays and public holidays.
This will affect about 134 stakeholders and establishments such as liqour shops and convenience stores.
Police say the shorter retail hours will stop customers from having easy access to alcohol from these outlets during peak periods.
But the ban on the sale alcohol by shops with public house and beer house licences will be lifted.
However consumption must be within their premises.
All three measures will be in place for 6 months until the Committee of Inquiry into the Little India riot has made its recommendations.
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