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Singaporeans visiting Mandalay should exercise 'high degree of caution': MFA

Travellers to Myanmar are encouraged to register at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website, after violent riots saw a curfew imposed in the country's second-largest city.

SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday (July 3) issued a travel notice to Singaporeans travelling to Mandalay, Myanmar, following violent riots which resulted in a curfew being imposed by local authorities on Thursday.

READ: Curfew imposed in Myanmar's second-largest city after riots

It said in the statement: "At approximately 5pm (Myanmar time) on July 3, 2014, the Myanmar authorities imposed a 9pm-5am curfew in Mandalay after riots broke out in Mandalay since July 1, 2014. Singaporeans who are travelling to Mandalay are advised to exercise a high degree of caution, take all necessary precautions for personal safety as well as monitor local news and developments closely, and heed the instructions of local authorities.  

"Singaporeans travelling to Myanmar are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ as well as purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance."

It added that Singaporeans who require consular assistance while in Myanmar may contact the Embassy or the 24-hour MFA Duty Office.

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Yangon
238 Dhamazedi Road, Bahan Township, Yangon
Tel: 001-95-(1) 559-001 (24-hours)
Fax: 001-95-(1) 559-002
Email: singemb_ygn@sgmfa.gov.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855
Fax: 6476-7302
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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