30 December 2019
Large-scale protests have been taking place across Hong Kong since June 2019 which have become increasingly unpredictable. These protests can take place with little or no notice and could turn violent.
There are reports of protests taking place on the evening of 31 December 2019 at the following locations:
a) Harbour City at Tsim Sha Tsui
b) Elements at West Kowloon
c) Times Square at Causeway Bay
d) Prince Edward Station at Mong Kok
e) Lan Kwai Fong in Central
A protest march from Victoria Park in Causeway Bay to Chater Road in Central is also likely to take place on 1 January 2020.
Protesters are likely to spill over into neighbouring areas. Road closures as well as disruptions to train and bus services could be expected in affected areas.
Singaporeans are advised to defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong, given current developments. If you are already in Hong Kong, you should take all necessary precautions to ensure your personal safety. You are advised to stay vigilant, monitor developments through the local news, and heed the instructions of the local authorities. You should avoid taking photos of and attending protests and large public gatherings, as well as stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe.
You may wish to follow the Hong Kong Police Force on their social media accounts (https://www.facebook.com/hong
The latest information on special traffic arrangements is available at (https://www.td.gov.hk/en/spec
Singaporeans in Hong Kong are encouraged to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ to enable us to contact you should the need arise.
Those who require consular assistance can contact the Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong, or the MFA Duty Office (24hrs) at:
Singapore Consulate-General in Hong Kong
Tel: +852-2527-2212 or +852-9466-1251 (after office hours)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours)
Tanglin, Singapore 248163
Telephone: +65 6379 8800 / 8855
Announcement: We are aware that there is some confusion regarding visa requirements for HKSAR passport holders entering Singapore. We would like to clarify that HKSAR passport holders do not require visa to enter Singapore.
In view of the upcoming school holidays, Singaporeans planning overseas travel are reminded to take the necessary precautions, including being prepared to deal with accidents, natural disasters or terrorist attacks. Singaporeans are also reminded to be familiar with your destination’s local laws and customs restrictions, including immigration procedures and entry requirements.