SINGAPORE: Members of the public are advised to stay clear of The Star Vista in Buona Vista from Monday night (Feb 7) to early Tuesday morning during a military exercise that will be conducted by the Singapore Armed Forces.
In a media release on Thursday, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said the exercise would take place at the shopping mall between 9pm on Monday and 5am on Tuesday, and would involve "ground and aerial elements", including low-flying aircraft.
It added that a temporary restricted area for aerial activities including kite-flying and flying unmanned aircraft such as drones will be established around the area from 9pm on Monday to 1am on Tuesday.
This area will stretch from North Buona Vista Road to Ghim Moh Link, and includes The Star Vista, Buona Vista MRT station, Ghim Moh Edge, Ghim Moh Valley and Dover Ville.
These restrictions are aimed at ensuring the safety of the public and low-flying aircraft in the area, MINDEF said.
Under the Air Navigation Order, those found guilty of conducting unauthorised aerial activities within the temporary restricted area face a fine of up to S$20,000 for a first offence, and up to S$40,000 for a second offence.
Repeat offenders also face a jail term of up to 15 months.
"The public is advised to keep clear of the area, and not to be alarmed," said MINDEF.