The council actually had Main Bazaar closed off for vehicles from 1-3 Aug in conjunction with the regatta event. A good opportunity for setting up stalls to sell food, drinks, watches, handbags, toys etc… just like in pasar malam (night market). The whole stretch of Main Bazaar up to the old court house/Gambier Street junction was lined with stalls.

With this immense crowd, these hawkers were probably having lucrative business.