02 September 2017
Violent clashes have taken place in Northern Rakhine State, Myanmar, and the security situation is tense. Singaporeans should avoid non-essential travel to the Maungdaw, Rathedaung and Buthidaung townships, and reconsider travel to other parts of Northern Rakhine State.
While tourist destinations in Rakhine State such as Ngapali beach and Mrauk U historic sites remain unaffected, Singaporeans are strongly advised to exercise caution as the security situation can deteriorate quickly.
Singaporeans currently in Rakhine State or travelling to Myanmar are strongly advised to remain vigilant and take all necessary precautions for their personal safety, including monitoring the local news closely and heeding the instructions of the local authorities. They should also purchase comprehensive travel and medical insurance and be familiar with the terms and coverage. Singaporeans are advised to stay in touch with family and friends so that they know you are safe. Singaporeans are also strongly encouraged to e-Register with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at https://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/, so that we can contact you should the need arise. Those in need of urgent consular assistance may contact the Singapore Embassy in Yangon or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours) at:
Embassy of the Republic of Singapore in Myanmar
238 Dhamazedi Road, Bahan Township, Yangon
Tel: +95-1-559-001, +95-1-559-916
Duty phone: +95-9-250-863-840
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24 hours)
Tel: 6379 8800, 6379 8855