Authorities vow to take action on disruptive drone flying during NDP

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

SINGAPORE - Drones and unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) are banned from the Marina Bay area for this year's National Day Parade (NDP), but the authorities warned that they will also take action against anyone caught flying them outside the NDP zone if they are disrupting proceedings.

NDP 2018, which is being held at The Float @ Marina Bay on Thursday (Aug 9), has been designated an "Enhanced Security Special Event" under the Public Order Act, and the area around Marina Bay has been made a "Special Event Area", where the possession and flying of UAVs are prohibited.

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