The police have released a traffic and security advisory ahead of the 16th Shangri-La Dialogue, which will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel Singapore from Friday (June 2) to Sunday.
The annual Shangri-La Dialogue, one of the world’s top security forums, will bring together ministers and delegates from more than 50 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
Between Friday and Sunday, the police will conduct road blocks and stringent security checks at the hotel and in its vicinity.
People who engage in activities that compromise security in the area will be dealt with according to the law, the police said.
Motorists should avoid the roads around the Shangri-La Hotel area, especially Anderson Road and Orange Grove Road, and plan their journey early as traffic is expected to be slow.
They are advised to use Scotts Road if they are heading to Stevens Road from Tanglin Road, Orchard Road from Stevens Road, or Balmoral Road.
To facilitate security arrangements, traffic along Ardmore Park in the direction of Draycott Drive (between Anderson Road and lamp post 6 near Ardmore II Condominium) will be reversed between 12.01am on Friday and 8pm on Sunday.
Vehicles will not be allowed to turn into Ardmore Park from Anderson Road. Motorists going to Ardmore Park should use Draycott Park or Draycott Drive instead.
In addition, the entry of commercial vehicles (with vehicle registration plates starting with G, W, X and Y) into Anderson Road will be restricted.
Commercial vehicles heading to Shangri-La Hotel are advised to use Ardmore Park via Draycott Drive or Draycott Park.
Hotel visitors are advised to car-pool or take public transport as parking facilities within Shangri-La Hotel will be limited. Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced, and vehicles found parking indiscriminately or causing obstruction will betowed.
The public is also strongly advised against conducting aerial activities – such as flying kites and unmanned aircraft, and hoisting captive balloons – in the area during this period, the police said.
On May 31, 2015, a 34-year-old man was shot dead by police outside the Shangri-La Hotel on the last day of the three-day forum.
The death of the man, who drove through security barriers despite shouts to stop, was later ruled by the coroner as a “lawful killing”.
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