17 January 2023
On 8 December 2022, Indonesia’s Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Agency (PVMBG) has lowered the alert-level for Mount Semeru from Level 4 (Awas or Warning) to Level 3 (Siaga or Standby). PVMBG has warned residents not to carry out any activities within 5km of the crater, as well as from the southeast area of Mount Semeru along the Besuk Kobokan river, up to 13 kilometres from the crater, and 500 metres from any Besuk Kobokan riverbank.
Given the volcanic activity of Mount Semeru, Singaporeans should defer non-essential travel to the affected areas at this juncture. Singaporeans in Lumajang and Malang should monitor these developments closely and avoid Mount Semeru and its vicinity. They should take the 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 who are 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