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Alcohol ban causes Little India to feel the same as every weekend

Posted on 15 December 2013

Little India feels bustling and riot-free like always.


As part of a series of knee-jerk measures to prevent another riot from happening, a complete ban on alcohol was put in place in Little India this weekend by the authorities.

And the effects of the alcohol ban on Little India was acutely felt on Saturday yesterday, the first day of the prohibition.

Little India, according to everyone who was there, felt just like every weekend — bustling and without trouble.

One Singaporean, Kee Pia Zhui, said: “With no alcohol in Little India this Saturday, the mood is exactly like how Little India always felt. Riot-free and everyone out and about.”

This sentiment was shared by foreign workers who were there.

One foreign worker, who was wearing a checked shirt but is Not The Little India Riot Hero, said: “You can take away our alcohol and our shuttle buses, but Little India will always be Little India.”

“More edgy than Chinatown, less sleazy than Geylang.”

“And always riot-free, except for one day.”

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