No aerial activities over the Padang and vicinity on selected dates from June to Aug 9

Members of the public would be prohibited from flying kites or drones, or hoisting ballons, over the Padang and its surrounding areas on selected days from June to Aug 9. -- PHOTO: ST FILE
Members of the public would be prohibited from flying kites or drones, or hoisting ballons, over the Padang and its surrounding areas on selected days from June to Aug 9. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Members of the public would be prohibited from flying kites or drones, or hoisting ballons, over the Padang and its surrounding areas on selected days from June to Aug 9.

A temporary Restricted Area for aerial activities such as the above will be set up to ensure the safety of low-flying aircraft participating in aerial displays for the Jubilee Weekend and National Day Parade.

The restricted zone cover areas from Orchard to Kallang and Marina Bay, and will be in effect at different timings on selected days starting from June 2, Tuesday, according to a release from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore on Thursday. The zone will be in place mainly on Tuesdays or Saturdays.

In the event of poor weather on any of the planned dates, the temporary Restricted Area will also be in effect on reserve dates, which fall mainly on Sundays.

Any unauthorised conduct of aerial activities within and into the temporary Restricted Area is an offence under the Air Navigation Order.

If convicted, a person caught in the first instance can be fined up to S$20,000 and in subsequent instances up to S$40,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 15 months.