NEWS RELEASES

02 August 2017

Declaration Of National Day Parade 2017 As A Special Event

The National Day Parade (NDP) 2017 will be held at The Float @ Marina Bay on 9 August 2017. The parade has been declared by the Minister for Home Affairs as a ‘Special Event’ under the Public Order Act.

 

The area around Marina Bay has been designated as a ‘Special Event Area’ and the map in Annex A shows the boundary of the Special Event Area. The Police have also demarcated a ‘Special Zone within the Special Event Area for stricter security checks. The map in Annex B shows the boundary of the Special Zone.

 

To ensure public safety and security, the Police will impose strict security measures within the Special Event Area and Special Zone. The declaration of NDP 2017 as a Special Event and the security restrictions to be applied on the Special Event Area and Special Zone will take effect on 9 August 2017 from 0000hrs to 2359hrs. The reserve date for the NDP is 12 August 2017 and the gazette will correspondingly take effect if the parade is held on that day.

 

Security Restrictions within the Special Event Area

Prohibited items

The items listed in Annex C are prohibited within the Special Event Area and it is an offence to take any prohibited item into the area. The Police will conduct checks on persons for such items within the Special Event Area. Anyone found in possession of such items may be arrested and upon conviction, be liable to an imprisonment term for up to 12 months, a fine of up to $20,000, or to both. The items will be seized.

 

No Flying of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), including drones are prohibited within the Special Event Area. It is an offence to bring or fly UAVs into the Special Event Area without a valid permit. It is also an offence to fly a UAV outside of the Special Event Area in a manner that disrupts, interferes with, delays or obstructs the conduct of NDP 2017. Offenders may be arrested and upon conviction, be liable to an imprisonment term for up to 12 months, a fine of up to $20,000, or to both. The UAV will be seized.

 

During the National Education and Preview shows this year, 12 breaches within the Temporary Restricted Area were detected and referred to the authorities for investigations.

                                                                                                      

Application for Permits

Organisers of all public assemblies and processions within the Special Event Area, whether indoors or outdoors, must apply for permits from the police at:

https://www.police.gov.sg/e-services/apply/licenses-and-permits

 

Security Restrictions within the Special Zone

There will be heightened security within the Special Zone. The police will conduct security checks and screening on all persons and vehicles entering, or within the Special Zone. The Police will also have the powers to refuse entry to, or remove a person from the Special Zone if necessary.

 

Advisory

The Police seek the cooperation of the public to comply with all orders issued by Police officers. Persons who engage in activities that compromise security within the Special Event Area and the Special Zone will be dealt with firmly in accordance with the law.


  • Annex A

SPECIAL EVENT AREA

 

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The special event area (outlined in red) is bounded by the following (commencing from the southern-most point and proceeding in a clockwise manner):


  1. Marina Boulevard
  2. Finlayson Green
  3. D’Almeida Street
  4. Malacca Street
  5. Market Street
  6. Chulia Street
  7. South Canal Road
  8. Circular Road
  9. South Bridge Road
  10. North Bridge Road
  11. High Street
  12. Hill Street
  13. Victoria Street
  14. Middle Road
  15. North Bridge Road
  16. Tan Quee Lan Street
  17. Beach Road
  18. Ophir Road
  19. Nicoll Highway
  20. Western bank of the Marina Reservoir
  21. East Coast Parkway
  22. Rhu Cross
  23. Eastern boundary of Gardens by the Bay East
  24. Southern boundary of Gardens by the Bay East
  25. Coastline
  26. Marina Bridge
  27. Coastline
  28. Carpark of Marina Barrage
  29. Marina Gardens Drive

  • Annex B

SPECIAL ZONE

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The special zone (outlined in red) is bounded by the following (commencing from the southern-most point and proceeding in a clockwise manner).


  1. Marina Boulevard
  2. Finlayson Green
  3. Collyer Quay
  4. Battery Road
  5. Fullerton Square
  6. Cavenagh Bridge
  7. Northern bank of the Singapore River
  8. Connaught Drive
  9. Stamford Road
  10. Nicoll Highway
  11. Raffles Boulevard
  12. Republic Boulevard
  13. Ophir Road
  14. Western bank of the Marina Reservoir
  15. Cross the Marina Reservoir
  16. Southern bank of the Marina Reservoir
  17. Bayfront Avenue

  • Annex C

LIST OF PROHIBITED ITEMS

  1. Any noxious or offensive substance.

  2. A marine flare and signal, landing flare, highway fuse, smoke generator, distress signal or other pyrotechnic device intended for signalling, warning, rescue or similar purposes.

  3. Any petroleum or flammable material within the meaning of the Fire Safety (Petroleum and Flammable Materials) Regulations (Cap. 109A, Rg 7).

  4. An explosive within the meaning of the Arms and Explosives Act (Cap. 13).

  5. Any arms within the meaning of the Arms and Explosives Act.

  6. An item capable of attaching a person to an object or another person, or preventing removal of any locking or connecting device.

  7. An aerosol paint container or other implement or substance that is capable of being used to mark graffiti.

  8. A loud hailer.

  9. Any flag or banner which is larger than one metre by one metre, or has a handle longer than one metre.

  10. Any public address system, electronic equipment, broadcast equipment or similar device which may interfere with broadcast equipment or similar devices being used by —

    1. the event organiser of the National Day Parade 2017 at or for the special event; or

    2. a person, authorised by the event organiser or under the Act, to use such equipment or devices.

  11. A remotely piloted aircraft system for a remotely piloted aircraft, comprising —

    1. the remotely piloted aircraft;

    2. every remote pilot station associated with the remotely piloted aircraft containing the equipment used to pilot that aircraft;

    3. the command and control links between the remotely piloted aircraft and its remote pilot station or stations and other command; and

    4. any other components, as specified in the type design of the remotely piloted aircraft system, to fly that aircraft.

       

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
02 August 2017 @ 2:30PM

Last Updated on 17 August 2018