Security and Traffic Arrangements for the 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits

08 November 2018

The 33rd ASEAN Summit and related Summits, to be held at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec) from 13 to 15 Nov 2018 have been declared as an ‘Enhanced Security Special Event’ under the Public Order Act.

The area around Suntec has correspondingly been designated as a ‘Special Event Area’ from 13 to 15 Nov 2018. To ensure the security of the Summit, the Police will be conducting road blocks and stringent security checks within this area.

Prohibited Items

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) (commonly referred to as drones) are prohibited within the Special Event Area (refer to Annex A). It is an offence to bring or fly any UAVs into the area. 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 the Enhanced Security Special Event. Offenders may be arrested and, upon conviction, will be liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or both. The UAV will also be seized.

Apart from UAVs, the items listed in Annex B are prohibited within the Special Event Area. 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, will be liable to a fine not exceeding $20,000, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 12 months, or to both. The items will also be seized.

Temporary Restricted Area

The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) will be establishing a temporary Restricted Area over central areas of Singapore, from 12 Nov 2018 (0000hrs) to 16 Nov 2018 (2359hrs), under the Air Navigation Order (ANO). The temporary Restricted Area (as shown in Annex C) will extend from ground level to 600 feet above mean sea level.

During the stated dates and timings, the flying of UAVs and conduct of other aerial activities (such as kite-flying and hoisting of captive balloons) are prohibited within and into the temporary Restricted Area, unless authorised by the CAAS. Unauthorised conduct of aerial activities within and into the temporary Restricted Area is an offence under the ANO. The Police will be deployed to conduct enforcement activities within the temporary Restricted Area. If convicted, a person can be fined up to S$20,000 in the first instance and fined up to S$40,000 and/or imprisoned for up to 15 months in subsequent instances.

Road Closures and Traffic Arrangements

Traffic delays are expected on roads surrounding the Special Event Area, i.e. around Suntec – Nicoll Highway, Raffles Boulevard, Temasek Boulevard, Republic Boulevard, Temasek Avenue and Raffles Avenue from 11 to 16 Nov 2018. Motorists are advised to plan their journey early as traffic is expected to be slow moving.

Please refer to Annex D for the full list of roads and lanes that will be closed to facilitate security arrangements for the event. Road signages will be put up along the roads affected ahead of the Summit to keep motorists informed. Information on road closures will also be communicated through traffic advisory signs and traffic news on the radio at regular intervals.

Due to the two-lane closure along Raffles Ave, the bus lane between Temasek Ave and Esplanade Drive will be available to all vehicles from 13 to 16 Nov (both days inclusive).


The Police seek the understanding and cooperation of the public and motorists during this period to comply with all orders issued by Police officers.

Singapore Police Force
6 Nov 2018 @ 12.00PM

Annex A: Map of Special Event Area

map of special event area

The Special Event Area (outlined in blue) is bounded by the following (commencing from the southern-most point and proceeding in a clockwise manner).

  1. Fullerton Road
  2. Connaught Drive
  3. St Andrew’s Road
  4. Stamford Road
  5. Victoria St
  6. Bras Basah Road
  7. Bencoolen St
  8. Rochor River
  9. Syed Alwi Road
  10. Beach Road
  11. Java Road
  12. Nicoll Highway
  13. Shoreline of the Marina Promenade

ANNEX B: 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.  Any sound amplification device, such as a loud hailer.

  9.  Any of the following things that contains or displays any message, picture or image, or any explicit or implicit reference or comment that can reasonably be regarded as intended to demonstrate support for or opposition to the views or actions of any person, group of persons or any government, to publicise a cause or campaign, or to mark or commemorate any event:

      (a)  a banner;

      (b)  a flag;

      (c)  a placard;

      (d)  a T-shirt or any other article of apparel;

      (e)  an umbrella;

       (f)  an inflatable object.

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

      (a)  the event organiser of the special event or police officers at or for the special event; or

      (b)  any other person, authorised by the event organiser or under the Act, to use broadcast equipment or similar devices at or for the special event.

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

      (a)  the remotely piloted aircraft;

      (b)  every remote pilot station associated with the remotely piloted aircraft containing the equipment used to pilot that aircraft;

      (c)  the command and control links between the remotely piloted aircraft and its remote pilot station or stations and other command; and

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

Annex C: Map of Temporary Restricted Area

Asean Summit 12 to 16 Nov 2018

Annex D: List of roads and lanes closed during the event 

To facilitate security arrangements for the event, the following roads and lanes will be closed to vehicular traffic on Sunday, 11 Nov to Friday, 16 Nov 2018.

Roads and Lanes Affected

Period of Closure

1. Extreme right lane of Raffles Avenue (between the entrance of the Singapore Flyer multi-storey car park and lamp post 6F)

From 11 p.m. on 12 Nov 2018 to 11.59 p.m. on 16 Nov 2018

2. 2 right lanes of Raffles Avenue (between lamp posts 6F and 14F)

3. Temasek Avenue (between Raffles Avenue and Raffles Boulevard)

4. Extreme left lane of Nicoll Highway in the direction of Esplanade Drive (between Middle Road and Bras Basah Road)

From 10 p.m. on 11 Nov 2018 to 5 a.m. on 16 Nov 2018

5. 2 left lanes of Raffles Boulevard (between Nicoll Highway and Temasek Boulevard)

From 10 p.m. on 12 Nov 2018 to 5 a.m. on 16 Nov 2018

6. The carriageway of Temasek Boulevard in the direction of Rochor Road (between Raffles Boulevard and Fountain of Wealth round-a-bout)


 ritz carlton

Suntec International Convention Exhibition

Last Updated on 07 December 2019