SINGAPORE - The police have issued an advisory for motorists on traffic and security arrangements for the upcoming 17th Shangri-La Dialogue, which will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel from Friday (June 1) to Sunday.
The annual dialogue, one of the world's top security forums, will bring together ministers and delegates from more than 50 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Police will be conducting road blocks and stringent security checks at the Shangri-La Hotel and in the vicinity during this period.
The public is advised to comply with the police's instructions at these checkpoints.
Anyone who carries out activities that compromise security within the area will be dealt with according to the law, police said.
Motorists are advised to avoid roads surrounding the hotel, particularly Anderson Road and Orange Grove Road.
They are also encouraged to plan their journey early as traffic is expected to be slow on these roads, police said.
Those who are travelling from Tanglin Road to Stevens Road, Stevens Road to Orchard Road, or to Balmoral Road are advised to take Scotts Road.
Between 11pm on Thursday and 5pm on Sunday, vehicular traffic along Ardmore Park in the direction of Draycott Drive will be reversed to facilitate security arrangements for the event.
The affected area lies between Anderson Road and lamp post 6 near Ardmore II Condominium.
Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Ardmore Park from Anderson Road, and are advised to use Draycott Park or Draycott Drive instead.
In addition, the entry of commercial vehicles (with vehicle registration plates starting with G, W, X and Y) into Anderson Road will be restricted.
Commercial vehicles heading to Shangri-La Hotel are advised to use Ardmore Park via Draycott Drive or Draycott Park.
Hotel visitors are advised to car-pool or take public transport as parking facilities within Shangri-La Hotel will be limited.
Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced, and vehicles found parking indiscriminately or causing obstruction will be towed.
The public is also strongly advised against conducting aerial activities - such as flying kites and unmanned aircraft, and hoisting captive balloons - in the area during this period, police said.
"The public's understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated," police added.