Singapore: On Monday (June 6th) police advise drivers to avoid the roads around the Shangri-La Hotel from June 10th and 12th, when the venue will host Shangri-La Dialogue.
The COVID-19 pandemic will reopen the High Level Security Summit after a two-year cancellation.
The event brings together government ministers, senior officials, business leaders and security experts from around the world to discuss the ongoing security challenges in Asia.
According to the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will give a keynote speech on June 10.
Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe will give a lecture on June 12.
In a media release on Monday, police announced that they would conduct a security check on vehicles in and around the Shangri-La Hotel.
“Public citizens are advised to adhere to police instructions at these stations, and any violations will be dealt with in accordance with the law,” they added.
Drivers are advised to avoid surrounding roads, especially Anderson Road and Orange Grove Road, to avoid delays.
Police advised the driver to use Scotts Road if he was heading for the next goal.
- From Tanglin Road to Stevens Road
- From Stevens Road to Orchard Road
- Balmoral Road
Drivers should also use Draycot Park or Draycot Drive when heading to Ardmore Park. According to police, there is no road between Streetlight Pillar 8 in Ardmore Park and Anderson Road from 11:00 pm on June 9th to 5:00 pm on June 12th.
In addition, access to Anderson Road for commercial vehicles with license plates starting with G, W, X, Y is restricted.
According to police, visitors to the Shangri-La Hotel are advised to use carpooling or public transport due to limited parking in the hotel.
“Parking restrictions are strictly enforced. Vehicles that are illegally parked or cause obstacles are towed,” they added.
During this period, the general public is advised not to engage in air activities in the area, such as flying unmanned aerial vehicles, kites, and lifting captive balloons.
“We are seeking the help of the general public to comply with traffic and safety arrangements,” police said.