Suspected war relic found at Sengkang construction site safely disposed: SAF

A member of SAF's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team measuring the suspected war relic.
A member of SAF's Explosive Ordnance Disposal team measuring the suspected war relic. PHOTO: THE SINGAPORE ARMY/FACEBOOK

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) has detonated a suspected war relic discovered at a construction site in the Sengkang West area on Friday (Jan 22). 

In a post on The Singapore Army's Facebook page on Saturday morning, SAF said its Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team was activated.

The relic was assessed to be a 105mm British projectile.

Yesterday evening, our SAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) was activated when a suspected war relic was found at a...

Posted by The Singapore Army on Friday, January 22, 2016

Working through the night, the EOD team subsequently disposed of the relic early Saturday morning.

The post also contained photos that showed the EOD team assessing the relic, sandbags used during the disposal and relic fragments.

It added: "Once again, thank you EOD team for being always ready to keep Singapore safe!"

According to a Facebook post by the Sengkang Neighbourhood Police Centre, the construction site was located near Fernvale Lea. 

#itsbeenablastWAR RELIC FOUND AND DEFUSED NEAR FERNVALE LEALast night, a war relic was found at the construction...

Posted by Sengkang Neighbourhood Police Centre on Friday, January 22, 2016

A group of about 40 police officers from Ang Mo Kio Division -  including 25 officers from Sengkang NPC - were activated to set up a large security cordon. 

They also conducted house visits to advise residents to stay indoors and not be alarmed if they heard a loud sound. 

 

The last time another war relic was found was on Dec 7 last year.

The 6-inch projectile, which was embedded in the ground near some concrete pillars at Senoko Drive, was disposed in a similar manner.

There were 11 incidences of the disposal of a war relic mentioned on The Singapore Army's Facebook page in 2015.