The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will conduct military and live-firing exercises from Sept. 2 to 9, 2019.
The public is advised to remain calm and stay clear of the areas in which the exercises are conducted.
According to a press release from the Ministry of Defence (Mindef), the Army will conduct military exercises in the following areas:
- Jalan Bahar
- Neo Tiew
- Lim Chu Kang
- Jalan Kwok Min
- Upper Jurong
- Hong Kah
- Ama Keng
- Bedok Jetty
These exercises will begin on Monday, Sept. 2 and last till Monday, Sept. 9.
Blanks and thunderflashes will be used.
In addition, the Army will conduct live-firing exercises, also from Sept. 2 to 9.
These will take place at Pasir Laba (SAFTI) Live Firing Area.
Mindef stated that sea vessels and crafts sailing through the Western Johor Straits during this period should keep within the 75m Navigable Sea Lane and not to stray into the Live Firing Boundary.
Live ammunition and flares will be used.
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will also conduct live-firing exercises.
They will be held at the Southern Islands Live Firing Range on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.
Proclaimed firing grounds
The islands of Pulau Sudong, Pulau Senang and Pulau Pawai are proclaimed manoeuvring and firing grounds.
Mindef advises the public to stay clear of these islands, and also the prohibited waters off Changi Naval Base and Tuas Naval Base.
Trespassing into SAF restricted areas constitutes an offence, punishable by law with a fine of S$1,000 or imprisonment for a term of two years, or both.
Top image from Mindef's Facebook page.