Singapore – On Saturday morning (April 27), numerous reports were made from different parts of Singapore regarding “loud sounds” that sounded like explosions which alarmed residents.
In response to the reports, the police said the noise could have been caused by the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) during their “planned detonation activities.”
The Singapore Police Force wrote on their Facebook page, “The Police have been alerted to several reports of various loud sounds heard at approximately 11.30am at various locations at Orchard and Bukit Timah. We are in the midst of determining the cause of the loud sounds.
Anyone with more information regarding the incident can call the Police Hotline at 1800-255-0000. Information can also be submitted online via www.police.gov.sg/iwitness or the SGSecure app. All information will be kept confidential.”
An update was given stating that checks were made on the ground, yet “nothing incriminating has been found.”
“There have been no abnormalities and injuries reported,” said the police.
Netizen Joey Ong commented that he heard the explosive sound twice in front of the War Memorial along Nicoll Highway which allegedly affected the traffic signals in the area.
Others shared their experience with the loud booming sounds from different parts of the island.
A final update was posted which gave more light on the incident. It said, “The Police have verified with MINDEF and ascertained that the loud sounds heard this morning could be related to planned detonation activities carried out by the SAF at the Southern Islands that started at 11.45am and ended at 1.30pm.”
“The public are advised not to be alarmed,” added the police.