Disruptive drone flying during NDP an offence

Flying of unauthorised UAVs in prohibited areas is an offence under the Unmanned Aircraft (Public Safety and Security) Act.
Flying of unauthorised UAVs in prohibited areas is an offence under the Unmanned Aircraft (Public Safety and Security) Act. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

Drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are banned from the Marina Bay area for National Day Parade (NDP), but the authorities warned that they will also act against anyone caught flying them outside the NDP zone if they are disrupting the parade.

NDP 2018, which is being held at The Float @ Marina Bay today, has been designated as an "Enhanced Security Special Event" under the Public Order Act. The area around Marina Bay also has been designated as a "Special Event Area" where the possession and flying of UAVs is prohibited.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 09, 2018, with the headline 'Disruptive drone flying during NDP an offence'. Subscribe