War relics found in East Coast, Jurong Island

The relic found on Jurong Island was a 70mm high explosive projectile from World War II. It was disposed of at the site.
The relic found on Jurong Island was a 70mm high explosive projectile from World War II. It was disposed of at the site.PHOTOS: FACEBOOK/THE SINGAPORE ARMY
The relic found on Jurong Island was a 70mm high explosive projectile from World War II. It was disposed of at the site.
The relic found on Jurong Island was a 70mm high explosive projectile from World War II. It was disposed of at the site.PHOTOS: FACEBOOK/THE SINGAPORE ARMY

A war relic was found in the East Coast area yesterday, the second to be discovered in eight days.

Workers were doing planting work outside the Treescape condominium at 103, Lorong N Telok Kurau when they came across it.

The police were then called at around noon. According to netizens, the area was cordoned off in the mid-afternoon, but it was open again by about 7pm.

There were no updates last night from the police or the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) on what the relic was or where it was disposed of.

The other relic was found on Sept 26, at a construction site on Jurong Island.

The Singapore Army wrote in a Facebook post on Monday night that the SAF Explosive Ordnance Disposal team assessed the relic on Jurong Island to be a 70mm high explosive projectile from the World War II era.

It was disposed of at the site by the team on Sept 28.

The disposal of a war relic is not an uncommon occurrence.

There were at least six war relic disposals mentioned on the Singapore Army's Facebook page last year.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 04, 2017, with the headline 'War relics found in East Coast, Jurong Island'. Print Edition | Subscribe