Bag searches and other security checks for Sentosa visitors during Trump-Kim summit

Cars queueing in Sentosa Cove amid heightened security on June 6, 2018.
Cars queueing in Sentosa Cove amid heightened security on June 6, 2018.ST PHOTO: SONG TAO

SINGAPORE - Visitors to Sentosa, including those entering by cable car, can expect bag searches and other security checks from June 12 to 13, as part of the beefed-up measures for the United States-North Korea summit at Capella hotel.

Existing gantry lanes on the Sentosa Gateway may be diverted for random security checks, the police and Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) said in a joint statement on Friday (June 8).

 

Except for the compound within Capella Singapore, Sentosa will remain accessible between June 10 and 14, when the island and the waters off its south-west beaches will be gazetted a "special event area", the statement said.

During that period, security measures will be in force in the vicinity of Capella Singapore and selected areas on the island, while activities such as flying drones will be restricted.

Transportation services into Sentosa will operate as usual, including shuttle buses, the Sentosa Express and cable car. Vehicles and pedestrians can also continue to access the island through the Sentosa Gateway and boardwalk.

Business on the island will continue as usual during the summit, SDC said, adding that it "seeks the understanding and patience of guests, residents and other island stakeholders visiting the areas in the vicinity of Capella Singapore".