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31 Dec 2018 | 08:23 AM UTC

Singapore: Security increased at Marina Bay for New Year’s Eve celebrations

Singapore News Alert

Increased security measures implemented at Marina Bay for New Year’s celebrations December 31; road closures expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 12/30/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/1/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Singapore). COUNTRY/REGION Singapore

Event

Singaporean authorities will deploy 700 additional security personnel for New Year's Eve celebrations at Marina Bay on Monday, December 31. Heightened security measures - including the presence of highly armed security officers, pedestrian fences and barricades, and road closures - are expected in the vicinity of Marina Bay.

Context

An estimated 500,000 people attended festivities in Marina Bay on December 31, 2017.

Advice

Individuals in Singapore are advised to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities, report any suspicious objects or behavior to authorities, and anticipate a heightened security presence, crowded conditions, and transportation disruptions.

 

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