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50KG WWII BOMB DISCOVERED AT OLD ZOUK LOCATION, JIAK KIM STREET

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According to the Singapore Police Force, contractors at a construction site found a bomb on the 12th of November 2019 at Jiak Street, the previous location of Zouk.

It is believed that the bomb was left behind from World War 2. SAF will schedule and detonate the bomb on the 18th of November 2019.

200 Meters of where the bomb is found will be cordon off from the public.

Location at Old Zouk

Imagine, dancers, jumping on the dance floor with a bomb underneath nearby. Thank goodness it did not explode.

Singapore Police Force Facebook Post

[CONTROLLED DISPOSAL OF WAR RELIC FOUND AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE ALONG JIAK KIM STREET]

‚ÄčOn 12 November 2019 at about 2.35pm, the Police were informed of a war relic discovered at a construction site along Jiak Kim Street during excavation works.

The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team has determined that the war relic is a 50kg World War II aerial bomb, and assessed that it is unsafe to move the war relic. Therefore, it has to be disposed on-site.

The SAF EOD team will carry out an on-site controlled disposal of the war relic on 18 November 2019 between 8am and 6pm. For the safety of the public, the Police will effect a 200 metres safety cordon around the war relic during this period.

The Police have engaged affected residents from Mirage Tower condominium, Tribeca by the Waterfront condominium and Rivergate condominium and they will have to temporarily vacate their buildings during the controlled disposal operation. Similarly, staff from Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel will make arrangements to temporarily move affected guests away from the area of the hotel that will be affected by the operation.

Loud sounds can be expected during the controlled disposal of the war relic. The public is advised not to be alarmed and to avoid the area.

Members of the public may contact Bukit Merah East Neighbourhood Police Centre at 97310950 for further enquiries.

To facilitate the operation, a portion of River Valley Green road, a portion of Kim Seng Road (between Kim Seng Promenade and Havelock Road), Jiak Kim Street, Zion Road slip road towards Kim Seng Road, and a portion of the Singapore River (between Robertson bridge and Kim Seng bridge) will be temporarily closed to vehicles and ferries respectively from 9.30am on 18 November 2019. Please do not enter the above areas during this period. The Police will provide an update via SPF Facebook and Twitter once the affected roads and portion of the Singapore River are reopened.

During the road closures, access will only be granted to Police, SAF and emergency vehicles. Traffic Police officers will be deployed along the affected roads to assist and redirect motorists.

Parking restrictions will be strictly enforced. Vehicles found parked and causing obstruction will be towed away.

Drone activities are prohibited in the area of the disposal operation.

The Police are working closely with the relevant authorities and the SAF EOD team to ensure that the controlled disposal of the war relic will be carried out safely and with minimal inconvenience to the public. Members of the public should cooperate with police officers deployed on the ground.

Text From Singapore Police Force

[CONTROLLED DISPOSAL OF WAR RELIC FOUND AT A CONSTRUCTION SITE ALONG JIAK KIM STREET] ‚ÄčOn 12 November 2019 at about…

Posted by Singapore Police Force on Saturday, November 16, 2019