16 February 2024
Since 4 December 2022, the Indonesian authorities have placed the alert-level for Mount Semeru at Level 3 (Siaga or Standby) and has advised residents to avoid Mount Semeru and its vicinity.
Given the volcanic activity of Mount Semeru as well as other active volcanoes in the region, Singaporeans should check on advisories issued by Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) at https://vsi.esdm.go.id/ before their travel. Singaporeans in Lumajang and Malang should monitor these developments closely and adhere to local advisories. They should take necessary precautions for their personal safety and e-Register with MFA immediately at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ if they have not done so. Those in need of consular assistance may contact the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty office at:
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Jakarta
Tel: +62 (21) 2995 0400 during office hours, or the 24-hour hotline +62 811 863 348 for emergencies outside of office hours
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: +65 6379 8800/6379 8855
with effect from 1 January 2023