SINGAPORE - The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) held its third Shelter Open House on Saturday (Dec 12), where members of the public could see the features of public shelters at selected MRT stations.
About 10,000 people are expected to attend the open houses held at three stations of the Downtown Line - Bukit Panjang, Beauty World and Tan Kah Kee - over the weekend.
There, members from SCDF's Shelter Battalions and volunteers will present various features of the shelters that will be activated in times of national emergency.
These include the reinforced steel blast doors, decontamination chambers in times of chemical attacks and the dry toilet system.
There are 40 underground MRT stations designated as public shelters across all five MRT lines. These stations contain thick boundary walls, hardened floors and roof slabs, and are equipped with power, ventilation and water systems
They can hold up to 7,500 people in times of national emergency.
The Shelter Open House will run over the weekend ( Dec 12 and 13), from 9am to 5pm daily.