SAF to conduct military and live-firing exercises from Feb 8 to 15

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) will conduct military exercises in several areas islandwide from 8am on Monday (Feb 8) to 8am on Feb 15.

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 Thursday (Feb 4). 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.

The islands of 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 Feb 10 to 12, from 7am to 11pm, Feb 13 to 14, from 12am to 4am, and on Feb 14, from 8am to 6pm. 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.