08 November 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 possible protest gatherings on the evening of 8 November at several locations in Hong Kong, which include the following:
a) Central Pier
b) Tsim Sha Tsui Promenade
c) Sheng Tak Estate in Tseung Kwon O
d) Shatin New Town Plaza
e) Soy Street near Nathan Road in Mong Kok
There are also reports of another gathering taking place at Tamar Park in Admiralty on the evening of 9 November.
Road closures and traffic disruptions in the aforementioned areas are expected as protesters are likely to spill over into surrounding 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 protests and large public gatherings, and stay in touch with your family and friends so that they know you are safe.
The latest information on special traffic arrangements is available at (https://www.td.gov.hk/en/special_news/spnews.htm)
Singaporeans travelling to the Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) may also need to cater for additional travelling time and check with their airlines or the HKIA website (https://www.hongkongairport.com/en/) for flight status and important announcements before proceeding to the airport.
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