SAF detonates war relic found at Changi Coast over Chinese New Year period

The war relic was assessed to be a 155m British projectile.
The war relic was assessed to be a 155m British projectile. PHOTO: THE SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - A suspected war relic was safely disposed after it was uncovered in the Changi Coast vicinity on Tuesday (Feb 9) night, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) announced in a Facebook post.

This is the second war relic find this year, following the discovery of a 105mm British projectile in Sengkang on Jan 22.

"While Singaporeans soak in the festive mood of Chinese New Year, our SAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was activated yesterday night when a suspected war relic was found at a construction site in the Changi Coast vicinity," SAF said in its post on Wednesday.

The relic, which appeared to be buried under the ground, was assessed to be a 155mm British projectile, it added.

Working through the night, the EOD team detonated the projectile on-site on Wednesday morning.

 

"Once again, thumbs up to our EOD team for always being ready to keep our nation safe!" the post said.

The disposal of a war relic is not an uncommon occurrence - there were 11 such incidents mentioned on The Singapore Army's Facebook page last year.