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20 December 2018

Security And Traffic Arrangements For The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019

The Marina Bay Singapore Countdown (MBSC) 2019 will be held on 31 December 2018. 
 
Safety and Security Arrangements

To ensure the safety and security of the public, police officers, auxiliary police officers, and security officers will be deployed to manage crowds in these areas. Officers from the Special Operations Command, Protective Security Command, Public Transport Security Command and Emergency Response Teams will also be deployed alongside officers from the land divisions to conduct enhanced patrols during this period.

Security personnel may conduct checks on bags and personal items. The public is advised to cooperate with these officers to facilitate the checks. 
 
Members of the public are advised to be vigilant against molesters.
 
The public is also reminded not to engage in activities that may annoy or compromise the safety of others. Flying of any unmanned aircraft, including drones, in the vicinity of the New Year Countdown events is strongly discouraged as it would endanger the safety of the public. The Police will not hesitate to take action against anyone who is causing public nuisance or breaks the law.

To prevent overcrowding, police officers and auxiliary police officers will be regulating the number of people entering The Promontory, One Fullerton / Merlion Park, Esplanade Park, Esplanade Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay Sands Promenade and other areas within the vicinity of Marina Bay. In the event of overcrowding, certain exits of MRT stations around the Marina Bay may be closed and the crowd will be diverted to other areas. Members of the public are advised to follow the instructions of the marshals and police officers on duty. 
 
The footways along the Esplanade Bridge and Bayfront Ave along Helix Bridge are to be used for transit only. Pedestrians will not be allowed to congregate on these footways. The footway along Benjamin Sheares Bridge will be closed to pedestrians from 5.00pm on 31 December 2018 to 2.00am on 1 January 2019. 
 
Traffic Arrangements

To facilitate the event, the following lanes and roads will be closed to all vehicular traffic during the stipulated periods:
 

S/N



Roads and lanes affected


 

Period of closure


 
 1

St Andrew’s Road

From 4.00pm on 31 December 2018 to 5.00am on 1 January 2019

 2 Fullerton Road (between Esplanade Drive and Connaught Drive)
 3

Connaught Drive

 4

Bayfront Avenue in the direction of Temasek Avenue

 

From 6.00pm on 31 December 2018 to 5.00am on 1 January 2019


 5 Bayfront Avenue in the direction of Marina Boulevard  

From 6.00pm on 31 December 2018 to 2.00am on 1 January 2019


 6

Extreme left lane of Raffles Avenue (between Temasek Avenue and Esplanade Drive)

 
  1. From 6.00pm to 11.00pm on 31 December 2018

  2. From 1.30am to 2.30am 1 January 2019


 7 Extreme left lane of Fullerton Road in the direction of Collyer Quay (between Esplanade Drive and Collyer Quay)
 8 Extreme left lane of Collyer Quay in the direction of Raffles Quay
 9

Extreme left lane of Marina Boulevard (between Raffles Quay and Bayfront Avenue)

 
  1. From 9.00pm to 11.00pm on 31 December

  2. From 1.30am to 2.30am on 1 January 2019


 10

Marina Boulevard (between Raffles Quay and Bayfront Avenue)

 

From 11.00pm on 31 December 2018 to 2am on 1 January 2019


 11 Raffles Avenue (between Temasek Avenue and Esplanade Drive)
 12 Esplanade Drive
 13 Fullerton Road (between Esplanade Drive and Collyer Quay)
 14 Collyer Quay (between Finlayson Green and Fullerton Road)
 15

The carriageway of Temasek Avenue in the direction of Temasek Boulevard (between Raffles Avenue and Raffles Boulevard)

 16

Extreme left lane of Marina Way

 17

Raffles Link

 18

Fullerton Square

 19 Battery Road
 20 Flint Street
 21 Bonham Street
 22

D’almeida Street

 23

De Souza Street

 24

Malacca Street

 25

Extreme left lane of Finlayson Green

 26

Slip road from Raffles Boulevard into Raffles Avenue

 27

The carriageway of Republic Boulevard in the direction of Raffles Avenue


 
Vehicles parked in the buildings located within the closed roads will not be able to exit during the period of road closures.
 
Auxiliary police officers will be stationed at all affected road junctions to regulate traffic and assist motorists. Traffic advisory signs and electronic Variable Message Signs will also be put up near the affected roads. Motorists are encouraged to tune in to the radio for the latest traffic updates.  
 
Parking at peripheral roads and stopping of vehicles along MCE and ECP (Benjamin Sheares Bridge) to watch the fireworks are strictly prohibited. Enforcement action will be taken against errant motorists and parked vehicles which are causing obstruction will be towed.
 
Post- Event Dispersal
 
After the event has ended, dispersal is likely to be slow due to large crowds. Crowd control barricades and direction signs will be put up to facilitate safe and orderly dispersal. The public is advised to be patient and cooperate with the instructions of security personnel. As heavy traffic and delays are expected, we seek the understanding and cooperation from the public.
         
While the Police have put in place enhanced security measures, everyone has a critical role to play in ensuring the safety and security of Singapore. The Police would like to remind the public to remain vigilant and adopt the following crime prevention measures: 
 
    • Look after your belongings at all times;
    • Be cautious when approached by strangers;
    • Stay close to your friends or move around in groups;
    • Avoid contact with unruly crowds and
    • Approach any Police officer deployed or dial ‘999’ for urgent assistance.
  
As we enjoy the festivities, we urge everyone to #StayAlert, #StayUnited and #StayStrong in our fight against crime and terrorism. Anyone with information on suspicious persons or activities can contact the Internal Security Department at 1800-2626-473 or the Police at 999 or SMS to 71999.  Members of the public can also download the SGSecure App from Google Play Store or the Apple App Store to provide information to the authorities.
 
For enquiries, members of the public may call the event hotline at 8408 2724 or visit the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2019 website at www.marinabaycountdown.sg.
 

PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
20 December 2018 @ 6:30PM

Last Updated on 21 December 2018