The National Day Parade (NDP) 2017 will be held on Wednesday, 9 August 2017, at the Float @ Marina Bay.

Security Arrangements

Large crowds are expected at the areas around the Marina Bay. The public is advised to be vigilant and to safeguard their belongings.

Members of the public attending the NDP are advised to arrive early to allow ample time for security checks and to find their seats before the start of the Parade. Admission into The Float @ Marina Bay will only be allowed for ticket holders and the gates will be open at 4 pm. Each ticket admits one person only, regardless of age (including infants). Checks on persons and belongings will be conducted as a condition of entry into the Floating Platform to ensure safety and security at the event. The public is advised to minimise the amount of personal belongings brought into the venue to facilitate quick security clearance.

Any container (100ml capacity or larger) containing liquid, aerosol or gel will be subjected to additional checks. Canned drinks and canned items will not be allowed into the venue. Each ticket holder will receive an NDP Fun Pack which includes items such as bottles of water and light snacks. Actions may be taken against anyone who attempt to bring in prohibited items listed in Annex A.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), including drones are prohibited within the Special Event Area (refer to Annex B). 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.

Traffic Arrangements

To facilitate the event, there will be road closures around the area. Please see Annex C for the timings of the road closures.

During the events, access to the roads and lanes mentioned in Annex C will only be granted to authorised vehicles displaying the approved labels as well as Police and emergency vehicles. Police officers, Auxiliary Police officers and Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) marshals will be deployed at the affected junctions to assist and direct motorists. Public bus services affected by the road closures will be diverted. Those travelling to these affected areas are strongly advised to use public transport.

Traffic delays are expected along Raffles Boulevard, Raffles Avenue, Republic Avenue, Bras Basah Road, North Bridge Road, Parliament Place, Coleman Street, Stamford Road, Nicoll Highway, Esplanade Drive and Bayfront Avenue. Motorists are advised to plan their route early and avoid these roads.

Motorists proceeding to Suntec City and Marina Square from Crawford Street and Ophir Road are advised to use alternate routes via Nicoll Highway or Beach Road. Those travelling to the vicinity of Suntec City and Marina Square are advised to use public transport.

Parking restrictions along the peripheral roads will be strictly enforced. Vehicles found parking indiscriminately and/or causing obstruction will be towed.

Post-Event Dispersal

After the Parade has ended, dispersal is likely to be slow due to the large crowds expected in the Marina Bay area. The public is advised to be patient and to follow the directions of the SAF marshals as well as the Police.

As Esplanade MRT Station and Promenade MRT Station are expected to be very crowded during dispersal, commuters are advised to head towards alternative stations such as City Hall MRT Station, Bayfront MRT Station or Raffles Place MRT Station.

Members of the public may contact the organiser at the hotline: 1800-637-2017 for further enquiries on the event and road closures.

Source: Singapore Police Force