SAF to conduct military and live-firing exercises from Dec 28 to Jan 4

The SAF will be conducting military exercises across the country from Dec 28 to Jan 4.
The SAF will be conducting military exercises across the country from Dec 28 to Jan 4.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will conduct military exercises in several areas island-wide from 8am on Monday, Dec 28, to 8am on Jan 4.

The exercises will be held in Seletar, Marsiling, Jalan Bahar, Neo Tiew, Lim Chu Kang, Jalan Kwok Min, Tuas, Upper Jurong, Hong Kah, Ama Keng, Bedok Jetty, Kranji, Lentor, Simpang, Sembawang and Mandai.

Blanks and thunderflashes will be used, the Ministry of Defence (Mindef) said in a statement on Wednesday (Dec 23). It added: "The public is advised not to be alarmed and to keep clear of these areas."

The SAF will also be conducting live firing exercises at the Pasir Laba (Safti) Live Firing Area during the same period. Live ammunition and flares will be used.

Sea vessels and crafts sailing through the Western Johor Straits during that period are to keep within the 75m navigable sea lane and should not stray into the live firing boundary.

Islands Pulau Sudong, Pulau Senang and Pulau Pawai have also been proclaimed manoeuvring and firing grounds.

The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will also be conducting live firing exercises around the islands daily from Dec 28 to Jan 1, from 7am to 11pm, and on Jan 2, from 8am to 1pm. Flares will be released during night firing.

The statement advised the public to keep clear of these areas, and also the prohibited waters off Changi Naval Base and Tuas Naval Base.