Road diversions, closures in Kuching City centre for Tua Pek Kong temple procession today (March 11)

Siew San Teng Tua Pek Kong Temple in Kuching.

KUCHING, March 11: Several road diversions have been implemented toward the city centre starting 4pm today (March 11) due to road closures for the Siew San Teng Tua Pek Kong temple procession.

Kuching District Deputy Police Chief Supt Merbin Lisa has advised motorists to use alternative routes to alleviate traffic congestion in the affected areas.

Motorists travelling on Jalan Tabuan toward Jalan Simpang Tiga are advised to divert toward Jalan Central Timur or Jalan Mcdougall to circumvent congestion in the closed location of Jalan Wayang.

Motorists coming from the Jalan Haji Taha direction are advised to take a U-turn at the Division Mosque roundabout to bypass the congestion at Jalan Gambir, which will be closed.

Merbin said that several roads around Kuching will be closed in stages starting at 4pm until midnight for the temple procession, which is expected to see the participation of 245 contingents.

The procession route to be closed in stages involves Jalan Main Bazaar towards Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg towards Padang Merdeka, Jalan Tabuan towards Jalan Ban Hock, Jalan Tabuan towards Jalan Wayang, Jalan Padungan towards Jalan Bukit Mata, and Jalan Temple towards Jalan Main Bazaar.

The procession will commence from Jalan Main Bazaar, proceeding through Jalan Gambier, Jalan Pearl, Jalan Tun Abang Haji Openg, Jalan Carpenter, Jalan Ewe Hai, Jalan Wayang, Jalan Tabuan, Jalan Ban Hock, Jalan Padungan, Jalan Borneo, and Jalan Tun Abdul Rahman before returning to the temple’s grounds.

Merbin further urged the public to refrain from parking vehicles along the road shoulders. He advised motorists to meticulously plan their journeys, opting for alternative routes to mitigate congestion resulting from the road closures.

For more information, the public can contact Kuching District Traffic Investigation and Enforcement at 082-259990. — DayakDaily